Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Hugs for a Friend

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I made this card for a friend who has been going through a really difficult time.


Started by planning the card, and cutting the word hugs from the card base - I later cut it from patterned paper and layered that over the cut out, and painted it with WoS.


I then die cut the centre panel with a stitched rectangle MB die, then embossing the balance of the background with a floral folder.


I stamped this wee image using a freebie stamp from the Craft Stamper magazine on the central panel and then on a scrap, with London Fog ink, and lightly coloured the bear with Prismacolor pencils, and used a brighter colour on the flower to make it stand out.


I then stamped and coloured another flower, and layered the cut outs up over the central panel


The wee heart above the bear was coloured the same as the flower, and given some dimension with Glossy Accents.  

The central panel was then re-inserted, followed then by the Hugs - I ran a glitter pen around it as it was not very noticeable - unfortunately the pen slipped in one spot....  this whole reconstructed panel had the edge sponged with a deep pink ink, and was then mounted over a white base.

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23 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

What a lovely friend you are Maxine. Beautiful colours on this equally beautiful card.xx{aNNie}

Lovely Linda said...

This is adorable Maxine - sure to make the recipient feel loved. I love the Craft Stamper Magazine - both for inspiration and their freebie stamps. The layering makes it pop - fabulous! {{{hugs}}}

Lisette Baker said...

How cute. I love Magda's little bear. This is sure to cheer up your friend. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time

Pamellia Johnson said...

Oh, this is so sweet Maxine! I love the bright and cheery summer colours, and the layering you did on the image adds some extra dimension. I'm sure this will put a smile on your friend's face for sure! hugs :)

MaryH said...

I'm seeing this cute tiny bear on lots of cards (and think I have a stamp that you can add 'stuff' in his paws'. Don't think I've seen him posed any cuter than right here on this sweet card. Love the way you've done the cutout sentiment...that looks quite tricky. But very effective with the patterns on the words. It should cheer up your friend so much, to know you're thinking of her and hope that things get better for her as well. TFS & Hugs

MiamiKel said...

Super card, sure to bring lots of cheer and support! Hugs!

Dee's Craft Room said...

Really sweet card, I am sure your friend will love it. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

Dionne

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love this wonderful card- and never thought to cut out a die sentiment out of DP- love that you outlined it as well. Wonderful card!

Gerrina said...

So sweet! And great that you made some dimension! Hugs, Gerrina

Dawn Turley said...

Adorable Maxine. This will cheer up your friend

Leanne said...

Hi Maxine!
Managed to get around my son to use his laptop again. Thanks for your visits to my blog...much appreciated. Your card here is really cute.

wannabcre8tive said...

Your card is so adorable. Love the bear and the embossing.

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining Stamping Sensations with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a cute image. This makes for a nifty card. Thanks for showing us how you got the word outlined. I thought it might a nesting word die but hadn't seen those before. I really like that outlining to make the greeting pop!

Olga Fink said...

A gorgeous creation Maxine! I love all the details and the embossing background gives a great dimension! such a cute bear! very sweet!
xoxo Olga

Lisa J said...

Such a sweet card and your friend will love it. Thanks for playing along with us this month. Lisa DT Dragonfly Dreams

Lynne K said...

Simply gorgeous, Maxine! Love the embossed frame, and the hearts paper. I'm sure it made your friend feel loved and supported. Thanks for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations.

Lynne

Bonnie said...

This is adorable, Maxine! Love this sweet bear, the embossed frame and the "hearty" hugs!

Elizabeth Hart said...

So cute - love the die cut in a patterned paper too. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Dragonfly Dreams Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

brenda said...

A super creation for our themes this month Maxine, many thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations and Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

B x

Catie Cuddles said...

A lovely card which I am sure was appreciated.
Thanks for joining us at Craft your passion challenges. Happy crafting! Catherine x DT

Hetty said...

Such a sweetie this card, Maxine. Love that 3d effect. I am sure this card gives a lift.
Thanks so much for all your wonderful compliments on my blog.

Ellibelle said...

How very cute! A fun design with the embossing and cute hearts on the sentiment! Adorable image of course!
Thanks so much for sharing!

Ellie
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