Sunday, October 30, 2016

Numbers and Sentiments

Welcome

I would like to extend a warm welcome to Monika Reeck who blogs at 
Creative With Monika who is my latest follower.

This card has not photographed well - despite the fact I tried on two different occasions - the orange is a lovely clear, bright colour IRL- not the muddy look it has here!! 


The  card is intended for a 12 yr old boy - to be given from his grandmother, and I felt when making it that he needed encouragement.


The stamps I used were an older set of Kaisercraft stamps that I bought over 12 months ago (on special), and were very much in the category of NBUS!!
I embossed the number panel in gold on the base of green cardstock.


The sentiments were stamped in Peeled Paint DI - I was very glad to be using the MISTI as I had to stamp them several times to get a good impression, and stop the orange showing through and making the colour of the images look really 'yuk'!


The finishing touches were the gold coloured thread and the buttons
 - what 12 year old boy would want (or excuse) bling on his card?? - 
but I really wanted something more than just the stamping on this card.

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31 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

I see a wonderful bright orange here Maxine, and love that embossing which you do so well.xx {aNNie}

Dawn Turley said...

Perfect for a 12yr old Maxine. Great use of the stamps and embossing

froebelsternchen Susi said...

This is just super! Wow!

Jennifer Bradley said...

Great card and love the numbers panel down the side,thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Friends . Good luck in the draw and we hope you will join us again soon. Jennifer DT member x

Linda Anderson said...

Perfection!!! Love the embossed border of numbers. Thanks for joining our recipe challenge at Catch the Bug.

Linda

MaryH said...

The orange looks very bright against the golden embossing on the green border. Not muddy. It's a lovely design, and I understand exactly how you feel about not getting a true color in the photo. I just had the same problem with a dark & vivid turquoise showing up as aqua in the photo. Your card is very lovely, even though you were not so happy with it!! Blessings, prayers & Hugs. TFS

Pam Tiedtke, or Pammie Lou said...

Great card! So glad you shared it with us at MFP Stamps Challenge!
Hugs

Ginny Maxam said...

Great Card MAxaine! I think every 12 year old on the plane needs encouragment! He will love it!
Hugs,
Ginny M

Mehrll said...

Beautiful card. I know it will encourage him. Hugs.

Megan J said...

Hi Maxine, a super creation for a 12yo, the colours look muted rather than 'yuk', I somehow cannot manage not to stick a little bling on many male cards, I've never had any trouble from the receivers, not even the 16yo neighbour! Hope the little bloke loves his card... have a great week... Megan

Monica said...

How thoughtful of you to make a card so full of encouragement... Love all the sentiments and the orange looks very nice inspite of the fact that you feel it looks muddy. I too have that number stamp and now I am getting motivated to use it. SUPER card.

Lovely Linda said...

What great stamps Maxine and perfect for a 12 year old boy - or any age boy for that matter! Once gain you have nailed the embossing - love it! :)

Loll said...

Great combination of colours Maxine. The orange and dark green look awesome together. I'm amazed at how well the green stamped onto your orange cardstock. Love the gold embossed numbers down the side. I'm sure the birthday boy will LOVE this card. xx

Dawn Frost said...

Hi Maxine, I don't think it has Bling on it at all. The card looks put together perfectly and I'm sure the young man will love it! Thanks for joining Catch the Bug's recipe challenge good luck and hope to see you again! Dawn Bugaboo DT.

Olga Fink said...

Such a beautiful and bright creation! i love the embossed border!
xoxo Olga

Princess Judy Palmer said...

This is a fun design. I'm sure the young lad will be pleased with it.

Lesia Cook said...

I think this card will perk up the grandson and will make him feel special. Its not blingy..its perfect just as it is.

Pamellia Johnson said...

Fabulous Maxine!! Love the deep colours and that gold embossing is so wonderful for a design element. The buttons work well here, especially the one on the strings!! hugs :)

Fran said...

What a perfect card for a little boy. I am sure he will love it! Great work Maxine!

MiamiKel said...

Oh this is so cheerful and happy ! I have a brand-new 12-year-old and I have no doubt this card would make him smile so I think you nailed it !

Suchi said...

Such a striking card! Love the orange and black! :)
Suchi xx

Gerrina said...

The colours look beautiful together; clearly a masculine card! Have a good week!

Pia S said...

Love the gold against the green and in combo with orange. Super color choices for this project! Thanks for sharing it with us over at Catch the bug, good luck in the challenge! Pia, Bugaboo DT

Rae Ann said...

Love the heat embossed border. It gives great texture and shine to this card.

Thank you for joining us at Creative Knockouts for our Something to Say challenge.

Diane Louise J said...

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

Karen Letchworth said...

There you go with more of that fabulous and flawless embossing. Great job, Maxine. I always love to see your wonderful creations and see your skill level, which blows me away. I've been doing a Guest Design spot with High Hopes Stamps, so I've been pushing my embossing and stamping skills in general. It's been a real challenge for me, but I'm giving it my best effort and making myself try new things and step outside of my creative comfort zone so to speak. I know it's good for me creatively. Thanks so much for your inspiration, continued encouragement, and sweet fellowship. I appreciate you, Maxine.
Blessings to you,
Karen
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cohenna said...

Beautiful!! Thanks for joining with us at My Time To Craft :)

JD/ Jill said...

I'M sure he loved this wonderful card! Great embossing!

Monika Reeck said...

Lovely embossing number
and that barcode stamp is unique Maxine
sweet idea and nicely done
hugs
Monika

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Love this card, Maxine, and what great number stamping on the side with it, the allsorts challenge is using numbers this month and it'd work well with it,
Thanks for popping over and for sharing,
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Team Clark said...

WOW! Fantastic combination! This is amazing!