Saturday, May 28, 2016

Trees and a Gold Van Dyke Pattern


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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Jo Williams Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator said...

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!
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

aussie aNNie said...

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

Unknown said...

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

Sherri said...

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!

froebelsternchen said...

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

Joyce Tompkins said...

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

Darnell said...

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

Shell said...

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

Jules said...

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

Suchi said...

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

Pamellia said...

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

MaryH said...

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 very pretty & works great for the masculine feel and the gold tree. Beautiful design, and the gold & forest green..very 'manly' indeed. TFS

Peggy T. said...

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

Peggy T.
DT Member

wannabcre8tive said...

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.

Glittertastic said...

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

Sharon (Glittertastic)
DT Member

Barb said...

What a pretty card--the gold just sparkles!

Olga Fink said...

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

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Very pretty... love the embossing!

SewPaperPaint said...

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

Princess Judy Palmer said...

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

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

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}

Unknown said...

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