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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  1. So beautiful, thanks for joining us at Allsorts, xxxx

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

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

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

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

  6. 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

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

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

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

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

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

  12. 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

  13. 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]

  14. 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 :)

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

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

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

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

  19. 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..

  20. 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.

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

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


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

  24. 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}

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

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

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


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