Sunday, November 29, 2015

Successful Experiments


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

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

    DT Crafting With Friends

  3. Brilliant Maxine, negative colouring turned out beautiful, a great tutorial it was..xx
     { aNNie}

  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 :)

  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

  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.

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

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

  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!

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

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

  12. beautiful negative coloring! beautiful card!

  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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