Saturday, September 17, 2016

Weed-free Flowers (for a Gardener)


I have made another Double Z fold card, this time as a card for a keen gardener.

The patterned paper was double sided from an old pad by Authentic.

Again I used the seaweed stamp in the background, but this time it was as leaves for the flowers.

The flowers were stamped with one of my original stamp sets by Hero Arts - long since discontinued - stamped in Espresso Ink and coloured with prismacolor pencils, fussy cut and mounted on foam dots.

Another one of my original stamps, the sentiment is from Kiwistamping and embossed in gold.

The addition of the sequins was the final touch.

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  1. Hi Maxine, a great weed free garden... if only it were that easy in life! I'm sure your friend will be happy to receive such a beautiful card... have a great weekend... Megan

  2. Maxine, this card is so pretty! Love the fold and the fun flowers! Great job!

  3. I recognized those old flowers. Fun card! I like the seaweed as greenery for the flowers. What a great garden and it's weed free to boot!

  4. Beautiful card! Love the images and the design!
    Thank you for joining us at Morgan's Artworld
    Veronique DT

  5. Oh Maxine, this is such a happy card. Love the flowers and the seaweeds. All looking so elegant together.

  6. This is just lovely Maxine!
    Happy new week ahead !
    oxo Susi

  7. The first word that sprang to mind when I saw this card was "joyful"! Such a pretty design and colours. I'm sure it brought joy to the lucky recipient too.


  8. Your colourfull flowers look great on that background! A card which a gardener would like to look at for a long time! Enjoy your sunday!

  9. What a fun card fold and gorgeous little flowers! So pretty!

  10. Such a pretty card. Thank you so much for joining in our 'Anything Goes challenge at Polkadoodles

  11. O if only gardens were weed free! Thanks for playing along at QKR Stampede.

  12. Why are these stamps discontinued? These are so cool and your card is indeed a weed free garden! :) LOVE the sentiment stamp too! I am enjoying your series on double z cards! :)

  13. Wow! I love the d/p that you used and so creative to use the seaweed stamp as the leaves. It is perfect. Such work to fussy cut all those flowers, but it sure does make them pop.

  14. Such a clever fold for this darling card! Perfect for anyone loving flowers! Thanks for joining us at the QKR Stampede weekly challenge!

  15. So happy you visit me again my visit in love with that flower Hero Arts stamp cute and I like the sweet color..the one who get this is a lucky person..beautiful n sweet made Maxine..big hugs
    Monika from Germany

  16. TFS and joining us this week at Jo's for Funday Friday

  17. Oh my - you have used some retro stash for this make! I remember that Hero Arts stamp and the blisters I got from cutting out those flowers! Thanks for joining in at Simply Papercraft

    Sharon (Glittertastic)
    DT Member

  18. I always like bug free gardens. Love the folds on your card.

    So glad you joined us at Morgan's ArtWorld.

  19. Fabulous make. Thanks for joining us in our Anything Goes challenge at Graph’It Markers Colouring Challenge
    Anjie (DT)

  20. Such a gorgeous card! I love all the flowers!
    xoxo Olga

  21. Fabulous card. Love the fun fold and the floral pattern. Thanks for joining us this week at Jo's Scrap Shack. AJ DT JSS

  22. Hey, sweet Maxine!
    This is gorgeous and has so much of your wonderful embossing. You really know how to make a card SHINE with your stamping and embossing skills. Thanks so much for taking the time to share your talents by linking to our challenges. I appreciate your participation so much, and really just appreciate YOU as a person. You encourage me more than you can even imagine. I am so very grateful for you, Maxine.
    God bless you always,

  23. How beautiful, great embossing and shaped card. Thank you for joining us at Morgans Artworld. Faith DT

  24. Such a beautiful card. <3 Love the colors and the images.
    Thank you so much for joining us at Morgan's Artworld.

    Line DT.


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