Sunday, October 23, 2016

Let Paper Take the Stage


I was struggling to make a card this afternoon, I had chosen my stamps but then got 'stuck'.  I picked up a paper pack I bought some months ago, and it all continued from there...

I paired the paper with some gray card stock, sponging all the edges with London Fog ink.  I also stamped and embossed the sentiment with the same ink

I also stamped just the quote from the set (an old SU set) and then cut it with deckle scissors, and also sponged those edges. 

Before I assembled the card I sprayed the paper with some silver shimmer spray, which shows up brilliantly in the light.

The only embellishments were two strips of rhinestones 

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Wendy L said...

So beautiful, thanks for joining us at Allsorts, xxxx

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful. Lovely design, colours and papers {aNNie}
Also thanks for joining in our SPARKLE AND SHINE challenge at ALLSORTS..X

Lovely Linda said...

Love the sentiment Maxine - such a truth and perfect for Such pretty paper - simply lovely my friend! {{{hugs}}}

Wynn said...

Beautiful soft colour combo and lovely sentiment. Thank for joining us at Crafting with Dragonflies. Wynn DT

Marilyn said...

Very pretty Maxine and a wonderful sentiment. I like the way the shimmer spray jazzes it up!

NickScrapShack said...

Love the silver shimmer, it looks gorgeous! Wonderful paper and embellishment too.
Thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Catz this week. Good luck!
Nick DT

Ginny Maxam said...

this is a super card Maxine! I love the soft pallet! I get stuck sometimes too, paper always inspires me!!

Gerrina said...

Sometimes going through your stash is all you need to come to a beautiful card! Beautiful vintage feel!
Enjoy your week!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, I love the soft colors and sparkle of this pretty card!

froebelsternchen said...

Such an elegant card! Lovely!
Happy new week Maxine!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Gorgeous card. Sometimes it is best to let the paper take the spotlight. Your additions made it a spectacular card.

Brenda said...

Well, you struggle no more Maxine! I love this card and don't you love when the paper can do most of the hard work for you?!! Beautiful paper and I just love the sparkle so much. Your quote is perfect as well, love it! Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog. Sorry I've been MIA for so long! Hugs, Brenda

Diane Louise J said...

Hello… Thanks for joining our ‘Anything Goes’ challenge with your beautiful vintage card… lovely papers.
Please join us again next time. Good luck!
[Diane Louise, Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

Pamellia said...

Beautiful Maxine! I love the soft pink florals with the splash of glimmer, so romantic. And the strip of bling adds an elegant touch! Just lovely. hugs :)

Wendy L said...

A very beautiful card, thanks for joining us at Crafty Friends, xxxx

Fran said...

Maxine your card is so beautiful! I love the softness it portrays. The sentiment is beautiful too. Hugs, Fran

Olga Fink said...

Such a gorgeous card and so romantic!
I love it!
Xoxo Olga

Suchi said...

Oh the background paper is so subtle and beautiful! Love the sentiment! Gorgeous card Maxine! :)

Monika Reeck said...

Adorable choice of paper you have on your collection
this need nothing
a great sentiment and its finish
sweet added of bling too
feel romantic look your beautiful card..

Monica said...

This is so stunning and romantic as well as soft and gentle. THE PAPER IS FANTASTIC. It is totally self complete and the sentiment is awesome. I wish I could read such stuff all day long. Lol.

Tracy said...

What a lovely soft coloured card
Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge
Tracy DT

Joyce Tompkins said...

Oh your card is so beautiful! Thanks for showing the close ups. Thanks for joining Fun~day Friday at Jo's Scrap Shack.


Jarka Ef said...

this is so cute work. thank you for playing at crafting with dragonflies. Jarka DT

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Wonderful card, Maxine, lovely to see your work. ❤️
Thank you so much for sharing your creative inspiration.
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

ELE said...

Adorable Maxine!
Thank you for playing along at Brown Sugar this week.
Brown Sugar DT

Laura ElleBi said...

Wonderful design for you lovely card!!!
THank you for joining Crafty Friends
Hope to see you soon.
DT Laura

Jacki Daniels said...

lovely.Thanks for playing along with us at
and good luck
Jacki ♥
(Polkadoodles DT)