Friday, October 14, 2016

Lighthouse Birthday

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I needed a masculine card in a hurry, and this is the result - using some very old stickers!!


I started with the embossed layer of an almost matt silver card


Die cut the cranberry snippet with a M.B die for a feature layer and sentiment in one,


Added the lighthouse


and stanchion stickers that have languished in my stash for longer than I like to remember!!


Mounted the textured  and die cut panels over the white base, the edges of which were sponged with Rhubarb Stalk ink.

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28 comments:

Hetty said...

Indeed a masculine card, bold and great manly colors. love the embossed background and the lighthouse is lovely.

aussie aNNie said...

Love the card and the dies and colours are just gorgeous. Enjoy your weekend...x
{aNNie}

Gerrina said...

Good to see you used some old stash; it is perfect for a male! Enjoy the weekend!

Suchi said...

Gorgeous scene here Maxine! Love the lighthouse. Hope you had a great birthday! :)
Suchi xx

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, there is so much to love about this great card - the depth, the shimmer, the lighthouse, just to name a few things. Nice!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

A fantastic layout of the card and I love the textured background to the lighthouse! Looks super!

Team Clark said...

So lovely! Love the embossed metallic paper. Hugs, Autumn

Princess Judy Palmer said...

You are so smart to always be thinking about embossing metallic papers. They give the best look especially when you are going for a manly feel. This is great and I'm sure we all have that really ancient stuff in our stash. I know I'm guilty!

Olga Fink said...

Very beautiful card! I love the metallic embossed background!
Xoxo Olga

Megan J said...

Hi Maxine, a great masculine card, love the embossed panel in the metallic paper, that M.B die is on my list, it looks great and you can create so many simple but effective designs! Have a great weekend... Megan

Claudia Rogier said...

I Like this, Awesome!!! Thanks for joining us at Craft Rocket Challenge

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Claudia
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Shelly Schmidt said...

Loving that gorgeous shimmery white embossed card stock, and the cranberry CS die over it is so pretty! Those stickers were waiting for just the right card : ) Beautifully done!

MiamiKel said...

Oh Maxine, it's been FOREVER since I've caught up on blogs! And this one is so eye catchy! I really love lighthouses and this one is just splendid, with the silver embossed background - it has such a pop! I know what you mean about having things in our stashes for way too long, glad you got some good use of out this one! Hugs!

Mari Kytöharju said...

Such a great card! Thanks for playing with us at Crafting with an Attitude :) xx Mari

Lovely Linda said...

Great card Maxine - I love Lighthouses and this one is very cool - great use of stickers and LOVE the embossing - well done! {{{hugs}}}

Ellibelle said...

It definitely doesn't look like something made in a hurry. It's so beautiful and amazing details!

Margaret said...

Great card. My sis is nuts for lighthouses. She would love this. Love the layout and all the textures.

JoAnn said...

Great masculine card. Love the color combo and the texture. Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday.

Karin said...

Great nautical card and I love the embossed background! Thanks for playing at DRS Designs!

Sherrie K. said...

Awesome card! I love the embossed textured background! Great job!
Thanks for joining in the challenge at Seize the Birthday!
Sherrie K
Surprise Guest Designer

Dawn Turley said...

Fabulous Masculine card Maxine. Love the background embossing

Karen Letchworth said...

Oh, Maxine.....My heart sank when I saw this card. I LOVE it so much because lighthouses always make me think of my sweet sister, Audra. Can't believe she's been gone two years already. She loved lighthouses SO much, and she dreamed of visiting all the lighthouses in America. She saw many, but her journey was cut short. Now she shares every day with Jesus, the light of the world. Praise God! He's good ALL the time, Thanks for making me think of her, and thanks for sharing in our challenge.

Blessings to you always, my friend.
Karen
Word Art Wednesday

Patricia Alvarez said...

Great card. Thanks for sharing with us at Inspiration Destination this week. Good luck!!! Patricia

Janett Ray said...

Super cute card. Thanks for joining the DRS designs challenge.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Wonderful card, Maxine I love it. Great work, you're very clever in male cards, Shaz in Oz.x

nwilliams6 said...

Great card for Navy Day! Love the texture and that light house! Fun!!!! Thanks for playing with us in the DRS Designs Challenge!

Barbara Washburn said...

Super card! I like the way you die cut the sentiment and then put it all together. Thanks for sharing with Craft Rocket Challenges. Barbara DT

Monika Reeck said...

wooooww
this is so manly Maxine
and I adore that embossing in that shiny paper
the light house is clever added
stunning card again
I am sorry not visiting at the moment many of my blogs friend
I was and still busy applying for new job Maxine
hope you can forgive me
i will visit when the time allowed me...like today (LOL)
big hugs from Germany
Monika