Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Embossed leaves

Welcome 

I was asked to make some more sympathy cards, and this is one of them.


I started with a  piece of cream card stock, and clear embossed some leaves onto it - then the card developed a mind of it's own and took off in another direct than what I had envisioned.


I had ribbon and a doily die cut already to go, but the card said no, just the embossed leave die cut and the sentiment - so that's what it got!!


The leaf was cut with a TH die, dipped onto Versamark and sprinkled with gold ep, heated, and the process repeated.  Love the outcome.


The sentiment was embossed on another scrap of the lemon (handmade paper) and die cut with a MB stitched rectangle.
All edges were sponged with Delicata gold ink.

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37 comments:

Dawn Turley said...

Great card Maxine. Lovely colours

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

What a beautiful Sympathy card Maxine. Love the clear embossing and then the one accent gold embossed leaf. It's serene and beautiful yet cheerful too. Truly gorgeous. Your comment on my blog about the Bunnings paint samples made me smile tonight! I'm pretty sure it WAS a Bunnings one. Have a gorgeous week hunny. Hugs, Wends x

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful embossed card also I think you are now the queen of embossing.xx.xx
 {aNNie}

Dewi Lestari said...

Awesome! Thanks for joining at Lemon Shortbread: Anything Goes
Hugs
Dewi

Lin said...

Nicely done, Maxine! I love the subtle shiny background stamping and the beautiful gold embossing! Thank you so much for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Liz said...

Lovely card, Maxine. The single gold leaf really 'pops'. xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

A wonderful Sympathy card Maxine! Amazing!

Loll said...

This is really beautiful Maxine. Great technique with emboss resist for your leafy bacgkround. Love the soft yellow. And that single leaf dipped and embossed in gold is AMAZING! LOVE it! So much gorgeous texture and I love how the dark yellow of the center looks with the gold edging. Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful examples of Heat Embossing Maxine. TFS your close up photo too. So pleased you joined us at CAS Mix Up. Hugs, Nancy

jimlynn said...

Beautiful! LOVE all the embossing on this Maxine. Gorgeous card.
Lynn

Team Clark said...

The perfect sympathy card! The embossing just glows on this pretty design!

Bonnie said...

Oh what a great design, Maxine! I love the gold embossed leaf and the clear embossed leaves in the background! Isn't it fun when a card takes goes wild? Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

MaryH said...

A very beautiful card, and I love the extra leaf with the gold embossing detail. It certainly draws the eye, and like the replication of that single leaf atop the embossed leaf background. Really pretty for a sympathy card (or other occasions too). TFS & Hugs

Leanne said...

So beautifully done. Love the partial embossing on the leaf. It would make a great thanksgiving card too.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Gorgeous work Maxine.. love the colours and layout, it is funny how things happen isn't it? in the creative process!
Thanks so much for the inspiration.
Shaz in Oz.x

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

Suchi said...

Oh Gosh!! I loved the heat embossed golden leaf so much! A stunning sympathy card Maxine! :)
Suchi xx

Gerrina said...

Beautiful embossing and enbossingcolours! An elegant card!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

WOW! The embossing makes this card spectacular!

Angie said...

Your embossing looks gorgeous! Such a beautiful sympathy card!

MiamiKel said...

So beautiful, Maxine - love the golden shade to this one! And no fair, your embossing is just gorgeous - I tried last night and it was a total bomb, lol! Blessings!

Angela Jones said...

Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Passion Challenges.
I hope you can join us again.
Angie DT

Olga Fink said...

Wow this fantastic! Thanks for sharing your techniques!
Xoxo Olga

JD/ Jill said...

This a beautifully done sympathy card!

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Cards do take on a life of their own. The clear and gold embossing is lovely Maxine. Thank you so much for entering your creative and beautiful art in our challenge here at Word Art Wednesday.
Blessings, Carole

Leanne said...

So pretty, love the embossing and the gold glitter to this card. Thanks for playing our challenge at One Crazy Stamper.
Leanne DT/OCS

Lovely Linda said...

This is so lovely Maxine - I am loving all of the gold embossing!! A beautiful sympathy card! {{{hugs}}}

Gail said...

This is surely beautiful card! Lovey embossing! Thank you for dropping this off at WAW - Anything Goes Family Friendly - have a blessed week!

Hetty said...

People always like it very much if you send them handmade symphaty cards.
Yours is beautuful and I am sure much appreciated.

Kim said...

Beautiful embossed card. Thanks for joining us at sweetstamps.com

Joan said...

Beautiful card, simple but elegant, lovely design

Thanks for joining us at cardz4guyz this week

Joan

Cazro said...

A wonderful card, your embossing looks very good. Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz DT

Sandy Fredrick said...

What a beautiful Sympathy card. I love the gold embossed leaf and the embossed leaf background. Thank you for joining our blog challenge at SweetStamps.com.

Carrie Williams said...

Sometimes less is more--this is beautiful. The leaf really takes center stage!

Michelle Pearson said...

ooooh, love the leaf! I need to remember to try this in the fall! Spring here :D

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Love those leaves, especially that centerpiece one. Very nice! And yes, sometimes those cards just speak up and tell you how they will be done.

Amy said...

What pretty leaves, and a lovely idea for a sympathy card.

Nat said...

Very beautiful, I love the colours and embossing too! Thanks for playing along in this months challenge over at One Crazy Stamper :) Natalie DT/OCS