Saturday, May 28, 2016

Trees and a Gold Van Dyke Pattern

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I needed a masculine card, and in the end used two of my oldest stamps and a NBUS die.


I cut some TH embossed kraft paper, and gold embossed the single tree from the SU set Lovely as a Tree to the left of the paper.



I had in my promise box a trial cut from a (NBUS) Couture Creations Intri-cutz die from the Savvy Backgrounds series, that I tried against the kraft I was using and didn't like it - way to dull to make the most of the die cut, so I applied Gold Delicata ink direct to the paper and loved the result.


I stamped and gold embossed the sentiment, cut around it to form a tag, and stained it with TH Tea Dye DI. to 'age' it , then attached it with some twine.
  

The kraft layer was then attached to a deep red/brown base, which really seemed to make the card come to life.

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(the die I had for ages before trialing it, then the piece took forever to use...)


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22 comments:

  1. This is a great masculine style card Maxine! I love that design and the color combo! Thank you so much for playing in our Funday Friday challenge this week! Hope you have a great Memorial Day weekend and Holiday!
    Hugs,
    Jo
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

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  2. Brilliantly created card, just loving it....enjoy the weekend..xx  {aNNie}

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  3. WOW! Maxine this is truly a rich masculine card. The green and gold is sensational together. Thank you so much for posting your very beautiful art in the #232-#233 - Anything Goes FF Word Art Wednesday Challenge.
    Blessings, Carole

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  4. Fantastic guy card, Maxine! Those are SO hard to do and do well, but you have certainly hit the mark with this one! Thanks for joining us this week for the QKR Stampede weekly challenge!

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  5. This is masculine and elegant in one! Super!Happy weekend Maxine!!!

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  6. Fantastic masculine card. I love the elegance of it created with the embossing. Thanks for joining Fun~day Friday at Jo's Scrapshack!

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  7. Oh, my goodness, Maxine, that was a lot of work, but the results are stunning and well worth the time and care you spent making this winning card!! Enjoy your day!! Hugs, Darnell

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  8. Such a masculine card Maxine and I love the gold embossing!

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  9. Faboulas card with all the embossing and elegance of the card plus lovely colours.
    Thank you for sharing with Fussy and Fancy
    Best wishes
    Jules xx

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  10. OMG Maxine! This is a simply stunning masculine card! I loved the green and gold! :)
    Suchi xx

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  11. Gorgeous! I love the gold peeking through your design on the main panel, and the gold embossed tree is so elegant! Wonderful! hugs :)

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  12. Caught a glimpse of this when I was viewing the hydrangea post. I've seen the chevron die cut on websites, but just looking at the die, it didn't do much for me! But the way you've used the dark green over the gold inking...so very pretty & works great for the masculine feel and the gold tree. Beautiful design, and the gold & forest green..very 'manly' indeed. TFS

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  13. Great card. Love the design. Thanks for joining in the challenge at Mod Squad Challenge.

    Peggy T.
    DT Member

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  14. Your card is beautiful. I love the chevron die and keep thinking of getting one. You have done a great job with it. Thank you, for joining us for the QKR Stampede challenge.

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  15. What a fabulous die - so cool for a male card. Thanks for joining in at Simply Papercraft

    Sharon (Glittertastic)
    DT Member

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  16. What a pretty card--the gold just sparkles!

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  17. It's a gorgeous card and very masculine! I love the colors and your design is so beautiful!
    xoxo Olga

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  18. Oh my gosh! I love this. Such great color, love the tree, and that die is out of this world cool! AMAZING! :)

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  19. This is a neat card. That die cut is quite something.

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  20. I love this card Maxine, fun indeed, the way a card developes as you try things the reject or alter them, must confess I love gold delicata ink.
    Pray that you miss the storm damage that we had here, our marina has been badly damaged wiht huge, no enormous waves and seas and they just broke over the rock wall and snapped the outbuildings, boardwalks and boats like matchstick. King tides and huge storm surges make for a bad combination. :(

    Thanks for the inspiration,
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

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  21. Fabulous masculine card. I love the patterns and embossing. Thanks for joining us at A Beautiful Mess. Cathy DT x

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