Sunday, November 29, 2015

Successful Experiments

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I was more than happy to get out to the studio and play this weekend - I have spent the last few days out there mass producing my Christmas cards!!


I had seen the negative colouring technique recently on Beccy's Place, and hunted out a stamp that I though would work, and gave it a go, and I was happy with the results.
I discovered when I went to die cut this, that all ovals are not created equal, so ended up hand cutting the image, and edging it with a sliver pen.


The sentiment was silver embossed and I used the silver pen to edge the banner too.


I wanted a background stamp to ease the starkness of the card base, and as I went to find one, I came across a price of corrugated card that I had taught background stamping with using acrylic paint, so I gave it a go with ink, hoping the paint would prevent the ink from being absorbed by the card, and it worked, much to my pleasure as it gave a very soft background.


The final details as I put the card together was this piece of (very sparkly) silver ribbon and some sequins.


For a card that started as some play time I was very happy with the end result.

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14 comments:

  1. looks like you had lots of fun experimenting Maxine. Great card.

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  2. Gorgous card. Love the colours. thanks for joining us at CWF.

    hugs
    Claudia
    DT Crafting With Friends
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  3. Brilliant Maxine, negative colouring turned out beautiful, a great tutorial it was..xx
     { aNNie}

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  4. Beautiful Maxine! I love the blue and black together, what a striking combo! That glittery ribbon is amazing and really adds a touch of elegance! hugs :)

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  5. So pretty and so perfect for our big birthday 'Sparkle & Shine' challenge at Sweet Stampin' this week. Thanks so much for joining in the fun with us and we look forward to you playing along again soon. Hugs, Wends x Sweet Stampin' DT

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  6. Very unusual with the colors (and thanks for sharing the link). It looks like what is called Chalkboard here in the USA. The oval looks great, so you're a dab hand with the fussy cutting. A very pretty floral and it looks just grand with the blue shade you selected. Of course I love the sentiment font too! Glad you had a chance to play today. TFS & Hugs.

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  7. Super card and perfect for the challenge this week at Sweet Stampin'. Thank you Debbie x

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  8. Love these colors and how fabulously you've used them! Gorgeous card!!!

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  9. Beautifully embossed image- the silver lining of the oval and sentiment is such a pretty touch! I love the resourcefulness of using a cardboard to add shimmer and design to your background. And, the ribbon and seqins- lovely! Wonderfully done!

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  10. Beautiful! Love the image embossed that way and all the sparkle on this too Maxine. A great birthday card and beautiful!
    Lynn

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  11. Love the chalkboard effect....and the bling added to the card! Gorgeous! Thanks for playing along Craft for the craic November! :)
    Suchi xx

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  12. beautiful negative coloring! beautiful card!

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  13. Such a pretty card - I love the blue and black together. Thank you for sharing your 'Sparkle & shine' card with us and joining in with the fun at Sweet Stampin’ this week and good luck. Hugs Janine xx

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