Saturday, January 30, 2016

Gold Edged Foxy Greetings

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This card was made for a young man who loves dogs. 

I started with the kraft base embossed it, then rubbed espresso ink directly onto it, decided it was too dark, so rubbed some Ink Gold Gold paste over that again to brighten it up.


I found the image of a fox terrier at the Graphics Fairy, sized him to what I wanted, and then framed him with a Polaroid die cut frame, the edges of which I swiped with Ink Gold Gold Paste.


The greeting was a freebie at Birds Cards - it was trimmed and the swiped with the gold paste before adhering it.


The final detail was some washi tape over the plain area at the top of the card where the embossing folder did not reach, and I punched in two eyelets and threaded some coarse twine through them.


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27 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

The gold edges look lovely sweet doggie too. Now your card has travelled to Sydney twice, around Newcastle for over a week and it's still in hubby's car...he forgot to post it....duh!!
{aNNie}

Sandy How said...

A great image and looks fab on the embossed background. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Girls Creations.
Hugs, Sandy DT

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, this card is very nice! Love that dog... and what a fabulous design!

Sue Marrazzo said...

so so sweet

Tina said...

super cute..thanks for sharing at the stamping boutique

Tina
dt

Claudia Rogier said...

Hi,

Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at CWF.

hugs
Claudia
DT Crafting With Friends
http://knutselmeisjes.blogspot.be/

Billie A said...

Great embossing and edging on this card. The image is cute. So glad you shared your card at Aud Sentiments.

CraftyGirl said...

I am very glad you joined us this week at TSB. I hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge. :)

TTFN,

CraftyGirl
craftygirlcardsandcrafts.blogspot.com
The Stamping Boutique Design Team Member

jimlynn said...

So cute and fun - and just wonderful for anyone that loves dogs. He's going to love it Maxine. Very pretty background!
Lynn

Wendy L said...

Great embossing, thanks for joining us at MAWTT. xxxx

Olga Fink said...

Such a very beautiful card! I love the Gold details and the little dog is so cute! I love it! xoxo Olga

Gerrina said...

A fun card! That picture is great for a doglover! Enjoy the weekend!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Great card! So fun. That Polaroid frame look, the twine, and swipes of gold all make it!

Janice said...

A great doggy card and super embossing! Thanks for playing with us at MAWTT. Jx

creationsnz said...

What a wonderful mancard Maxine with great texture. I think you've just topped it off nicely with that border at the top and the eyelets - perfect!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Well you really can't go wrong with a doggie image!! What a great card Maxine, love the background too. hugs :)

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Maxine, the background is super with the gold glimmer in the embossing. Made to fit the person cards are always heartwarming. Thank you so very much for posting your very creative and inspiring art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 218th - FF AG challenge. I pray Blessings for you and your family; stay creative and be happy. Carole

MaryH said...

Enjoyed seeing this nifty card as well as reading the creation adventures. Perfect frameup for this sweet doggie, and I really liked the details of the background embossing. Must remember to try that, as it's very effective. Also liked your 'fix' at the top, and adding the 2 eyelets was another interesting textural & dimensional detail. Wonderful card. TFS & Hugs

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Brilliant Maxine! Love the washi tape and twine fix to cover the shortfall of the paper. I love tricks like this and it looks utterly fab with the eyelets. Thanks so much for joining in the fun for our first Team Lou challenge of the year at Southern Girls. We hope to see you back with us again soon. Hugs, Wends x SGC DT

JD/ Jill said...

Really nicely done card! Thanks so much for sharing the links... This doggie pic reminds me so much of my grandpuppy! So You know I want to print it...Thanks again...Hope you have a great week!

Hetty said...

TYhis is an adorable card for dog lovers, Maxine.
Thank you so very much for all your wonderful compliments on my Craftchaos Blog.

Bonnie said...

Love how you've done that background, Maxine! Very rich looking! And that's a wonderful graphic of the dog!

Suchi said...

Such a fun , cheerful card! Love the touches of inka gold! :)
Suchi xx

Kellie 0:) said...

Great looking background. TFS and joining us at Jo's for Funday Friday

Shelly Schmidt said...

Awesome card- love the dog- such a fun image and a great way to personalize your card. (And, I love dogs too.....) Love your touch of Washi- great accent!

Lovely Linda said...

How adorable is this Maxine - we have the Pug card you made us framed - adorable! {{{hug}}}

Hetty said...

What a sweetie!, such a lovely card, Maxime.
I wish i could email you.
hetty@4onyva.nl