Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Sketch'ed Anniversary

Welcome

I made this card a week or so ago using a sketch challenge, but then could not blog it as one of the recipients  reads my blog, and would know who it was intended for....


I flipped the sketch horizontally, and started with the three yellow squares - they looked harsh initially, so I embossed them and inked the edges...


The heart was an adaptation of the sketch, and after die cutting it I painted it with Inka Gold gold paint.  The background layer was my addition, and was a snippet I came across whilst fossicking in a box of die cuts.... it just seemed to fit on the card. Although it does not show, it is a slightly sparkly bronze colour.


The sentiment was gold embossed, and after cutting it out,  the embossed edge was painted too.
The final addition were the green rhinestones, which arrived in some blog candy from Barb.

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33 comments:

  1. Great card. Love the colours and that fabulous heart. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

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  2. Just beautiful dear Maxine!
    Have a wonderful day!
    oxo
    Susi

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  3. Fabulous constructed card Maxine. The colours are just lovely too...{aNNie}

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  4. Lovely composition of the card with great colors! Thanks for sharing Maxine! :)
    Suchi xx

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  5. Maxine, this card is lovely and has so many wonderful textures on it! Fabulous!

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  6. This is so beautiful! I love it! xoxo Olga

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  7. Really great use of snippets to make a lovely Anniversary card Maxine! I bet the recipients were delighted! And, it's so nice to see you in the Playground - do come back to play soon! Remember, if you want to be in the prize draw you need to comment to say if you'd like the whole prize or maybe part of it.

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  8. Oh my, I love everything about this card. A great design, tying in the gear die cuts with the embossing on the trio of squares. This is a very interesting layout, and loved tucking the hearts over top of the motifs as you did. The top heart looks quite like felt, with the technique you've done on the coloring too. So much texture. Well done! Hope you'll find a good source for the Magicals in your part of the world. They are such fun. TFS & hugs too.

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  9. Betting your friend just loved this beautiful card : ) Your embossing is always just beautiful!

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  10. Aw, Maxine, I'm sure your friend and blog reader was blessed by this beauty! I Love the visual - such a eye catchy card with the colors and the great use of patterns! Great job on the sketch! ♥

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  11. Very pretty color combination and love the design on this Maxine. I know the gold on that heart just shines too!!! Lovely card.
    Lynn

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  12. This is a great card. I love when you take some of this and some of that and it all works out like this. That snippet piece is a fun addition!

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  13. Wonderful card!! Thanks for playing along with us the Glitter N Sparkle Challenge blog!! :)

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  14. Fab card. lovely heart and great embossing on the sentiment. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

    Dionne

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  15. Maxine a really great layout the embossed squares are lovely against the DP. 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

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  16. fabulous Maxine. Great card with lots of texture.

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  17. Wow Maxine, this is fabulous! Love the wonderful colours, the yellow really adds a ray of sunshine to my day! Great embossed panels, and all your layering is awesome! hugs :)

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  18. Fun to see the heart not in red! Like the warm colours! Enjoy your day!

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  19. Your card is awesome. I love how your embossed sentiment turned out.
    Hugs, Fran

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  20. Such a sweet card and gorgeous color palette! Hugs, Autumn

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  21. Look at you layering up the place! Love the unique color combo you've got going on here, Maxine! And can I say that your header is fab-o?!

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  22. Gold and bronze and yellow sunnyness all in one card! Well done, Maxine! And you fossicked, too! I'm tripping over myself going to Google that one as it's a new one on me and I LOVE it!! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell

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  23. Lovely sunshiney card sure to brighten anyone's day. It sure is tricky when you make something and you don't want to spoil the surprise.

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  24. Fabulous entry into this weeks Glitter N Sparkle challenge. Wishing you lots of luck and hope you win some new digi's. Hugs Tracey C DT

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  25. Great card - thanks for joining us at Crafting from the Heart.

    Helen x

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  26. Great use of the sketch - and I am loving the texture - well done! {{{hugs}}}

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  27. What a fun and cheerful card! I am sure your friend absolutely loved it!! I love the texture! So fun!

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  28. Such a pretty card!! Love the embossing!! Thank you for sharing with us at the Where The HeART Is challenge. Hope to see you again.
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie
    Where The HeART Is DT

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  29. Such a lovely card and i really love the embossing, awesome!
    Thanks for sharing in Our Crafty Corner & Where the Heart is Challenge, hope to see you again.
    Rebecca, DT

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  30. Lovely card Maxine and the large heart really ties the whole design together. Thanks for playing along at Incy Wincy Designs this time.
    Helen x (DT)

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  31. Such a pretty card. Thank you for joining our challenge over at Our Crafty Corner. Good Luck and we hope to see you again soon. Alison DT

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  32. Fabulous colour choices on this a lovely refreshing change from the reds and pinks thank you for joining us at Ooh La La Creations
    Alli x

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Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog - may your day be blessed. Any comments you may leave are deeply appreciated. All comments are moderated and spam deleted. Maxine D