Wednesday, March 23, 2016

The Card That Didn't....

Welcome.

I made this masculine card for a a keen fisherman, and despite it looking simple, it certainly did not want to co-operate in the making.


I started with the image, (from Graphics Fairy) which coloured up with no problems using chalk, then I used a silver pen and some Kindy glitz to add the ripples.  All was going well....


But then....

I went to use some TH Embossed Kraft paper and messed up - big time, so flipped it over to the plain side and embossed it (with a TH folder) and found I had de-bossed the plain side, so I decided what the heck, and gently rubbed the Delicata Gold ink pad directly onto it, and voila - a worthy background!
Who wouldn't love to be out fishing on a sunny day?


I then stamped the sentiment onto blue card, (Shh, this is the second attempt) white embossed it and adhered it using some foam dots in the centre of the banner to give it some dimension.


The kraft panel was then mounted onto a blue layer and the card was finally completed.

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25 comments:

Dawn Turley said...

well in the end it all turned out perfect looking. Great design and great masculine card.

Suchi said...

The flipped side of Kraft doesn't feel flipped at all! I LOVED the texture it gives to your card and loved this relaxing scene of fisherman! :)
Suchi xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

It doesn't look simple.. it's a super card - love that you made the waves so special!
oxo
Susi

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Mm know what you mean about uncooperative cards Maxine, and isn't it annoying when you deboss instead of emboss..
...great card in end! Thanks so much for sharing, Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Pamellia Johnson said...

Isn't that the kicker, sometimes the most simple technique gives you the toughest time! Glad you stuck with it, the debossed pattern looks fabulous!! hugs :)

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

WOW! You sure do masculine cards well, Maxine! Gorgeous!!!

jimlynn said...

Fabulous!!! Love the gold over the embossing and that image is great for someone that likes to fish. Yes, I'd love to be out fishing right now too!
Lynn

creationsnz said...

Hmm I thought that was normal for cardmaking! Anyway you had a super mancard result, you have to be happy with that.

DonnaMundinger said...

I'd call that background serendipity! Looks fab to me. Great male card. Thanks so much for joining our "Anything Goes" challenge at Aurora Wings. xxD

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Maxine, this card is top notch and the gold on the embossing looks so pretty. The sparkle on the water and image are lovely as well. Thank you so much for entering your creative and beautiful art in our AG FF challenge.
Blessings, Carole
Word Art Wednesday DT Member

Denise Goeldner said...

What a fun card love the image and the embossing is great. Thanks for entering over at Lemon Shortbread, good luck and hope to see you again.
Denise DT

Jeanie Ellis said...

Your mistake turned out perfectly! That's the way creative inspiration works. It's looks like sand! Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Regards,
TTCRD DT
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Through The Craft Room Door
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Gerrina said...

Sometimes a card does that and most of the time with one that you can picture complete in your mind...
Love the gold on the waves and beautifully coloured! Hugs, Gerrina

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful card, lovely colour tones too. Don't see any mistakes on here ....have a lovely Easter weekend...xx {aNNie}

Olga Fink said...

Maxine it looks fantastic! I love the background!
xoxo Olga

Team Clark said...

I would have never known of these troubles, it worked out brilliantly! Love the idea of adding the shimmer like you see on the lake. Great man card!

Fran said...

Maxine sometimes our mistakes lead us to something that looks better. I think your card looks great. Masculine cards are so hard to do. Hugs, Fran

Karen Letchworth said...

This is awesome, Maxine. I love how "chill" he is relaxing in his fishing boat. Thanks so much for sharing your art with us.
Blessings,
Karen
Word Art Wednesday

Karen Letchworth said...

P.S. Thanks for stopping by my blog, Maxine. It always puts a smile on my face to read your sweet and encouraging comments. You are my most faithful blog follower and commentor, and it means A LOT to me.
Blessings,
karen

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Those simple cards can often drive you to drink! I love the embossed background even if it wasn't cooperative.

TRACEY MO said...

Fab male card

Thanks for joining us at dream valley

Tracey dt

JD/ Jill said...

Great Masculine card! My cards "always" take me much longer they I think they should. (And sometimes many tries with the stamping etc).

Bonnie said...

Great save, Maxine! A wonderful masculine card!

Lola said...

Hello Maxine!

Thank you so much for joining our "Anything goes" - challenge at the Aurora Wings Challenge blog :-)
Want to be in the scene on your card right now... chilling out in a boat near the sand-beach... *sigh*

xxx Karola xxx

Hetty said...

What a great and fun masculine card.
Wonderfu;l embossed background, Maxime.