Friday, April 1, 2016

Rainbow Balloons, and NEWS


I am happy to share my news that I am now on the DT for 

This is my first post for their Anything Goes Challenge #17, starting today.

I started with the Memory Box Grand Happy Birthday Die, cutting it from a scrap of blue card I had on my desk.

I then embossed some white card, sponged it with distress inks in a rainbow fashion, then sprayed it with some silver shimmer spray.

Some balloons were punched using a greatly under-used punch that languishes in a cubby hole - it was very pleased to feature here!
The balloons were then coated with glossy accents, and some thread attached 

The thread was very fine, and once I assembled the card, tucking it under the feature panel, it did not show up. Some heavier thread was added, with much difficulty, twisted around the narrow thread, and then tied in a knot at the base - ahh - a good save.

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Pamellia said...

Gorgeous Maxine! I love that embossed background, the rainbow colouring is so beautiful and the silver shimmer really grabs the light! Congrats on your new DT position, I wish you all the best in this new leg of your crafty adventures! hugs :)

Suchi said...

COngrats on your feat dear Maxine! Loved the rainbow background and those balloons look so lovely! Have a great weekend ahead! :)
Suchi xx

aussie aNNie said...

Wonderful news Maxine and big congrats....great to hear and I love your design...have a great weekend.xx  {aNNie}

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I like this card with its colorful textured background. Way cool!

Lozzy said...

Gorgeous card Maxine and love how you made the back ground...Hugs Lozzy xx thank you

Dawn T said...

congratulations Maxine. A beautifully colour rainbow background.

Deanne Saunders said...

Cool card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our A BEAUTIFUL MESS challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

aussie aNNie said...

Hi again Maxine. Thank you for sharing your fabulous creation in our very first challenge. It's great to see such talent. Please join us again next month. Each month we have a new sponsor. xx[aNNie DT for Classic Design Team Challenge]

Unknown said...

Congratulations Maxine. I really am liking this embossed background with the shine. This is really a fine birthday card, balloons always say same sort of celebration. Thank you so much for entering your creative and beautiful art in our challenge at Word Art Wednesday.
Blessings, Carole
DT Member

Creations by Shirl said...

Lovely card! TFS it with Brown Sugar Challenge~

Annettes Hobby Rosettes said...

Wow your embossing is just gorgeous in the background of your beautiful Birthday Card. Nice work indeed.
Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Annette DT Leader

Gerrina said...

First congrats on your DT-spot! Such great news; good luck!
Your background looks spectaculair! Great card! Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

froebelsternchen said...

Congrats on the new DT -Job Maxine! Have fun! Your card is just brilliant!
Happy Sunday!

Margaret said...

Congrats on the DT Maxine, well deserved. Love your card with the pretty bright colors and design. Hugs, Maggie

Darnell said...

Congratulations on the appointment to the DT, Maxine! They must be thrilled to have you on board! Your sweet balloons are perfect with your festive embossed design!! I don't have your email address, but I wanted to respond to your comment. I'm very sorry to hear that your beloved is in the hospital. I knew you had your elbow procedure, but did not know about DH. I pray that he is able to come home soon. Thank you so much for supporting my BFCBB with the logo on your side bar. I look forward to your entry next year! Huge hugs, Darnell

Olga Fink said...

Congratulations Maxine! and your card is fantastic! this embossed background you created is just gorgeous!
xoxo Olga

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Maxine! Your creativity has once again blown me away. I always LOVE coming by your sweet blog. Thanks so much for stopping by to share your talents with us. I'm so grateful to have you play along in our challenge, and I wish you the best of luck in the random draw for the prize. Please stop by to join us again soon. I look forward to it.
Karen Letchworth
Word Art Wednesday

Susan Renshaw said...

Congrats on the DT!
Well done on managing to sort out the thread...great card!
Thank you for sharing with Dragons Lair Challenges!
DT for Dragons Lair Challenges!
Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

Susan Renshaw said...

Me again...
Thank you for sharing with Creative Fingers!
DT for Creative Fingers!
Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

applejack cards by sue said...

How lovely. This is such a gorgeous card. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Simply Papercraft. Sue DT

JMC Creates said...

Absolutely awesome I love it. Jacqui DT Dragons Lair Designs

Unknown said...

great card love the colours and layout
thanks for joining our ArtbyMiran challenge
Jane DT x

JD/ Jill said...

Congrats to you! Fun festive card with great embossing!

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love the colors on this beautiful card! The balloons are cool- love the die cut : ) Congrats on the new DT!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! They are so fortunate to have you... and your creativity... on their team!

Lovely card, too!

creationsnz said...

Love what you have done here, a lovely result altogether, CarolG

Anonymous said...

Hi, A beautiful project!! Love all the embellishments which fit together perfectly. Thank you for joining us at A Beautiful Mess good luck. We hope to see you again for our next challenge.

Crafty Hugs Jen (DT/Owner)

My Side of Oz said...

Love the way you used the negative strip for "Birthday" looks awesome! Thanks for playing with us at Dragons Lair Designs this month! Nan, DT

SewPaperPaint said...

Biggest congratulations, Maxine!!! Doing the happy dance here. I am going to check out the blog right away. Now, don't we just wish we had a bit more time to create?!? Hugs, Autumn

Neha said...

Gorgeous card background ! Lovely card as well!
Thank you for playing with us this month at A Beautiful Mess!Looking forward to see you again next challenge.

A Beautiful Mess DT
Completely Handmade... {My Blog}

Helen said...

Beautiful - love how you've used the die cut on this.

Thank you for joining our first Classic Design Team Open Challenge.

Helen x