Thursday, December 31, 2015

Missed it!!


 I am taking this opportunity to wish all my visitors and happy and prosperous 2016

I made this card yesterday - for a male family member who's birthday I had forgotten....

The stamp is from Kiwi Stamping, and I gold embossed it, cut it with a SB Labels Three, before adding some colour with chalks.  I used washi tape with destinations printed on it to ground the car.

My printer is currently not co-operating with my computer, so the words were written free hand, trimmed and edged with the same pen before sponging.

These photos show the background paper - some embossed Kraft paper by
 Tim Holtz.

All the edges were sponged using Tea Dye and Walnut Stain DI.  I trialed the home made sponge daubers that Suchi shared here, and loved them - I can see a lot more being made.

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aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous card Maxine and we are allowed to forget birthdays at times....great embossing and love that stamp.xx Happy New year to you as well and may we be blessed with a happier and safer 2016 in this world.

Suchi said...

Such a sweet masculine card MAxine! I am sure ready the sentiment and giving this card will make your friend happy. Happy New year to you! :)
Suchi xx

Anna-Karin said...

Lovely male card. Great embossing. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations. Happy New Year. DT Anna-Karin

Unknown said...

Oh Maxine, this card is simply so lovely. I liked the hand lettered sentiment and you must go through as much gold embossing powder as I do. The image brings up lovely memories of days gone by. My motto in these cases is better late than never. Thank you for all the sweet comments you leave on my blog. We are under another big snow storm warning having just had so much heavy dry snow blown in with a furious north east wind. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 216th- FF AG challenge! Praying you will have a Blessed, Prosperous, Peaceful and Creative 2016, Carole

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful work, thanks for joining us at Moo Mania and More, and a blessed New Year 2016 to you and yours, Valerie

froebelsternchen said...

This is such a lovely card for a belated birthday wish Maxine!
Fabulous! Thank you very much for joining Moo Mania & More Challenge !
I wish you a Happy New Year!
Thank you for your continued visits on my blog and all your lovely comments ! I appreciate this very much!

Heather said...

Cute! Love the gold embossing! And I definitely need a sentiment like that; I'm always late for everything.

kel Acopan said...

hey... my printer just died on me the other day too!! I hope yours is fixable, mine is too expensive to fix and i guess after 5 years i'm due for an upgrade!! beautiful card, love the gold! happy new year friend!

lovies, =o) kel

Karen Letchworth said...

Cute, cute, CUTE! There you go again with that absolutely perfect embossing, Maxine. I so wish I could sit down and stamp with you. What am I doing wrong? I get clumps, bumps, missed spots (with no embossing), smears, and I end up either giving up on the card, or I end up feeling not at all proud of how it looks and I get discouraged. I guess, as with everything, practice makes perfect. But I hail you as the Queen of Embossing and that title belongs to you officially now. LOL

I am SO incredibly grateful for you, Maxine. Not only for sharing your sweet creations with us at Word Art Wednesday, but also for all your enouraging comments and your sweet spirit. You encourage and bless me so much more than you probably even realize. God is using you to bless my life, and I praise Him for that. Have a blessed week, my friend.

P.S. Feel free to check out the challenges at CropStop - I'd love to have you share there if you feel up to it. The only requirement is to use anything that's sold in the store, and they carry all kinds of inks and embossing powders, and so much more. You'd qualify to link up if you're interested.

Gemiel said...

Your cards are as fabulous as ever. Love it!! I think the hand written sentiment adds the perfect personal touch. Happy 2016!! I look forward to rejoining the blog world this year.

Kathy Krug said...

I love the vintage look and the embossing on this card. Thanks for joining us at the Mod Squad Challenge Blog this week.

creationsnz said...

What fun, love the image - sometimes I feel like that myself!

Mari said...

Such a great card. Happy New Year! Thanks for playing with us at The Crafty Addicts :) xx Mari

Kathy S said...

HA - great card. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at The House That Stamps Built for our Anything Goes Challenge. Happy New Year!

Patricia Alvarez said...

Great card. I love the gold embossing. Thank you for joining us at Inspiration Destination, good luck!!! Patricia.

MiamiKel said...

THis is the best, Maxine! What a joyful card, a lovely and slightly whimsical image - in your signature embossing! What a cute couple image, havne't seen this one before but it gives me a wonderful flash back of times gone by :) Hugs!!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

.......... and sometimes we are a lot slow.

I'm sorry I haven't been to your blog in ever-so-long, Maxine... because I've missed being inspired by you!

Kristie W. said...

That is a wonderful image you used, perfect for a belated birthday card. Very nice, Maxine! Wishing you a wonderful 2016!

Rae Ann said...

That is a great image for this sentiment! A great idea for a belated birthday card.

Thank you for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner for our Anything Goes Blogiversary challenge.

Lovely Linda said...

There is always a place for a Belated birthday card Maxine - and this one is just lovely! Such a cute image and love the monochromtic look - perfect! {{{hugs}}}