Thursday, November 10, 2016

Golden Card


I made this card for a friend who has become a superannuitant, and here in New Zealand you are given a gold card for special 'seniors discounts', hence my theme of a golden card, and lots of gold in the card.

I loosely followed the sketch over at STAMPlorations November Challenge,

starting with the tag shape, which I cut from a piece of Prima journaling card.

The (Simons Says Single Rose Die) roses were cut from a piece of dark pink paper that I had smooshed with Orchid and Lavender pearlscent inks to tone in with the tag.

The sentiment was cut with a S/B die, the top layer was sponged with gold delicata ink, and layered over pink card stock, attached on an angle across the base of the card.

I used some eyelashes yarn to thread through the top of the tag - carefully cut to have just three colours showing.

The final detail after everything was mounted onto the gold background paper (from a Botanicals pad by Trim Craft) and then onto the pink base, was the two groups of three pink pearls.

We had news recently that my beloved husband has an un-treatable cancer, so if I am not around much in blogland in the coming months, please understand that I am otherwise occupied - I will be here when I can, and comment when I can, but my first priority is him.

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froebelsternchen said...

A wonderful project Maxine! So elegant and beautiful!

Leanne said...

Lovely card! Learnt a new term here...eyelash yarn. It was sent to me as RAK but didn't know it had a name.
Sorry to know about your DH. I can understand how stressful it must be for you and the family. Give him as much of your time as possible and you take care. Give him a print out of the Scripture verses linked on my recent post. May the Lord give him the strength to overcome the tough days ahead.

Grace said...

Oh my dear Maxine... my heart breaks to hear this news!!! I am adding your DH to my ever lengthening prayer list and will keep him in my prayers, as well as you! I know this is so hard on the caregivers as well so I will keep you covered in prayer as you pray for him! I don't have your email address but if you ever want to "talk" use the email me button on my side bar to email me and put in the subject something like Maxine to Grace or something to flag me it's you as I get a lot of mail and can miss things! Cancer is not an easy diagnosis and certainly it not being treatable is even worse! Praying your faith will carry you and that there will be blessings along the way as there have been for me as well. I would never wish cancer on anyone, but even in it, God has been faithful to me and has shown His glory in so many ways! Hugs sweet friend!!!

SP said...

Such a pretty card. The gold background And the use of the pattern paper is gorgeous. Thank you so much for joining us at Creative Moments. :)

- SP (Design Team)

mamapez5 said...

What a beautiful card Maxine. I love all the details you have added, especially the pearlescent sheen. We have a similar gold card system over here. I am sure you friend loved receiving this one, and appreciated all the work you put into making it for her. Kate x

Loll said...

Oh, Maxine. I'm so sorry to hear the devastating news about your husband. My heart goes out to him, you and your family. Sending love, prayers and hugs.

Wanted to also mention the special card you made for your friend is really beautiful and I'm sure she will be thrilled.

Take care. xx

Gerrina said...

Great contrast between background and image-panal! You must be up-speed with your christmascards!

MaryH said...

Maxine, thank you for sharing the sad news, and know that many prayers will be offered up on your family's behalf, and that God will keep you both strong in faith. Your beautiful tag has so many wonderful details. Love the circle roses, and the design of the backing paper made me think it was golden tulle until I read the post. It's a clever design for the 'golden age' aspect, and I'm loving the fluffy pink feathers too. Great job on the entire tag, and your friend will be thrilled to have such a thoughtful gift from you. Big hugs, God Bless.

Lori Kobular said...

I love the clock and the eyelash trim on your tag! Your card is beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Scrapy Land Challenges!

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Glitzy, elegant and fabulous!! Love it! Big hugs, Wends xoxo

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi dear sister in the Lord, been praying fir you and DH feel for you all muchly, only the Lord really knows what your going through, He knows, He cares, He gets it... He is alone our Strength when we're really not coping. I will keep praying.
Re the dies, I buy them on eBay as that's where Shaz bought them, if you just put dies in search bar and select lowest prices they come up.
As a guide don't rush in willy nilly.
Some have same dies but twice as dear as others.
I chose sellers that had 99% or more feedback score. I've had about half a dozen die -feather, happy birthday in circle Die, snowflake, watch face, dragon fly amd flower die, flower set of four. Have still four more on order and a stamp set. All dies cut cleanly and release well.
Hope that helps.
Wonderful card I really reallly love it, just gorgeous Sheen and shine.
Thanks for sharing,
Hugs and prayers dear Maxine,
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Pamellia said...

Beautiful Maxine! I love the gold and pink combo, very elegant. Wonderful layout, the angled tag created a lovely flow for the eye to follow. hugs :)

Suchi said...

Oh dear Maxine...! I am so sorry to hear this sad news, God give him & you & everyone in the family strength to fight each and every day. My prayers and blessings to all of you! Remember, even if we have not met, I am always there in your heart and sending loving and caring prayers to you & your husband...take care!!!
Thank u so much for sharing this beautiful golden card with us. It is beautiful!
And oh! Thanks so much for playing with us at Sketch and Theme Challenge!
Suchi xx

Kary said...

Lovely card, Maxine!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend. Take care!!

Olga Fink said...

Dear Maxine I am very sad to hear your news... All my thoughts and prayers go to you, your Dear Husband and your family. Of course your first priority is your Dear Husband!
The tag you created is wonderful!
xoxo olga

Karen Letchworth said...

This is gorgeous, Maxine. You give your cards and projects such amazing texture, and so much character, I absolutely LOVE it! Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us. I appreciate you so much.
Word Art Wednesday

P.S. I also wanted to tell you about the current challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon which is a TAG challenge, and you're most welcome to share it here as well. We'd LOVE having you play along:

Irish Cherokee said...

A wonderful creation Maxine. Beautifully done.

My heart hurts for you and your husband. Both of you are in my book of prayer requests. May Gods hand be in both of your hands. May His healing touch beupon you both.

Love, Hugs and Many Blessings,

SewPaperPaint said...

Isn't this fun! I just love it and would have loved to given this to my daughters when they were younger - totally reminds me of them as girls. <3 Hugs, Autumn

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Oh Maxine, I am so sorry to hear about your husband's diagnosis. Please know that you and he are in my thoughts and prayers.

Your golden card shine bright and is full of lots of lovely pink touches. I'm sure your friend was tickled pink to receive it.

aussie aNNie said...

Sheer delight, love this gorgeous card. I have just returned from Adelaide to be with out new grand daughter, and trying to catch up. Maxine, I am deeply sorry to read your beloved one is not well....Prayers going your way and please don't worry about commenting, I will visit you here...xx {aNNie}

Fran said...

Maxie your card is beautiful!
I am so sorry Maxine about your husband's diagnosis. My heart aches for all of you. May God give both of you the Faith and Strength to see you through this in coming days. You know I am here for you if you need to talk. Hugs, Fran

Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw said...

This card is fantastic! Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Scrapbookingmamaw {My Blog}
Through The Craft Room Door

MiamiKel said...

Maxine - a stunning pink card with such gorgeous detail. I love all the extra touches it has. I'm so sorry for you and your hubby - and know you have my utmost prayers, dear friend ❤️

aussie aNNie said...

Love this gorgeous card, great creativity and so beautiful..xx{aNNie}

Craft-E-Place said...

Lovely card, so many elements providing so much for the eyes to feast over.
Elaine (GDT STAMPlorations)

Crafty Amy said...

This is such a pretty card. I love the pink and gold colour combo.
It would be great if you could join us for our first ever challenge at Crafty Purple Frog (
Thank you for the inspiration.


Amy x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

A really pretty creation, the gold & pink look perfect together

Thank you for sharing with us at Inspiration Destination this week, good luck in the draw!
Hugs Shell xx

ELE said...

Pretty card!

Thanks for joining us for our Creative Moments Challenge
We look forward to seeing you again next time.
creativEle DT

Ginny Maxam said...

Hi MAxine!! I missed this post earlier this week! This card is so pretty, the colors are ethereal!
Thank you for sharing your talents with us at Word Art Wednesday!
Hugs Ginny M, DT WAW and your friend!! :)

Lena said...

Beautiful and very elegant. Thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Gals Corner.
♥ Lena, DT

Monica said...

Loving all the pinks here, Maxine. Fantastic card, so romantic and feminine.

Neet said...

Hi Maxine, am glad you have mentioned your husband on your blog now, that means there will be more prayers for you and for him going around the world. Hope you had a wonderful time with the family visiting and they helped give you some comfort.
Keep crafting whilst you can and when you can, it is an outlet and will help you more than you realise. God gave you this gift which you have simply enjoyed up to now but you will find that there is so much more than enjoyment in crafting. Sometimes God works in mysterious ways.
May you both find comfort in prayer.
Neet xx

Hetty said...

Beautiful card, Maxine. I have no idea what a superannuitant is, but from other comments i read it is not something very good. Hope the receiver appreciates your elegant card.

cazazzled said...

Your project is lovely, thank you for taking part in the challenge DT

SewPaperPaint said...

Biggest congrats on your top 3 at Word Art Wednesday! Woo hoo! :)

Monika Reeck said...

Maxine you are so thoughtfull and this golden card oh so beautiful n shiny..the recipient must be so happy I believe it ...and do you see this win top 3 at Word Art wednesday..congrats Maxine..hugs.Monika

JD/ Jill said...

Lovely card here...I'm sure your friend loved it!
So sorry to here about your DH you will both be in my thoughts and prayers.