Monday, December 19, 2016

A Poppy, Bees and Beads

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At the class I ran last week I taught how to use a die cut as a background.  I saw this technique used on a card in a blog that I follow, but cannot find the post now to give credit to the  artist . If anyone recognizes it, please let me know.

I altered the word and placed it on an angle in the background, offsetting each row.


After some thoughts, and watching how someone else modified their card, I added some wee bees to the flower and background, (all fancied up with some Kindy Glitz on their wings), and some beads to the centre of the flower (an old one {10 years or so} from Hero Arts). What cannot be seen in the photo is that I also painted the flower with WOS.


Here is a photo of the finished card, with an embossed sentiment on a hand cut banner.


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23 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely card Maxine, like the idea of the words on the angle. Very pretty flower too. I'd love to know how to use a die as you did, if you find the link please let me know as I am impressed.xx{aNNie}

Sall said...

WOW love the beads idea, so clever. Thank you for taking the time and sharing your creativity with us at OSAAT this fortnight, I hope you have enjoyed playing along as much as we have enjoyed seeing your talent. Love 'n' hugs Sall OSAAT DT.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Oh Maxine... this is beautiful! It's sure to put a smile on someone's face.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

That's fantastic Maxine! So beautiful made!

Annemi said...

So great this is. 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.
Regards,
Ann-Marie
TTCRD DT
Annemi {My Blog}
Through The Craft Room Door
ttcrd.blogspot.com

creationsnz said...

Oh you sure did nail this one, it's gorgeous. CarolG

MiamiKel said...

There is so much I love about this card, Maxine - from the gorgeous design to the contrasting colors and that fabulous embossed background! Sensational ♥

Brenda said...

Your card is stunning Maxine! I love when a die cut is used this way. Jennifer McGuire taught a class on this and I took it. She did it this way and with foam and shrunk it! Very fun to do. Thank you for your kinds words on my blog although I am sadden by your news about DH. I don't wish this journey on anyone. Be prepared to run on adrenaline. I ran on it for 3 years and think that is why I am finally "crashing" (for lack of a better word) now. If you need an ear or shoulder I'm here for you. My email is attached just in case. Hugs, Brenda
bsl60 at embarqmail dot com

Liz said...

Gorgeous card, Maxine. I love the text background. xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi this is a stunning card. Thank you for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog challenge U for Use something Red. Hugs Jackie (DT)

Karen Letchworth said...

hi there, Maxine! I hope you are having an awesome week. I love this card, and I really love the wings on the bees. Thanks so much for sharing with us. I SO appreciate you taking time to share with us. I also hope your Christmas is happy and blessed.
Karen
Word Art Wednesday

Loll said...

This is so pretty Maxine. Love the special touches to the flower (including the sparkly bee!). :) Great technique with using die-cut words to create a unique and creative background. xx

Cynthia said...

This is adorable, Maxine. Love the addition of sparkle and the bees!

brenda said...

A gorgeous and very striking creation for our Black and White plus One theme at Penny Black and More challenge, many thanks for joining in.

There are a few day's left if you've not joined in for the chance of winning a Crossover die cutting machine here 

B x

Gerrina said...

A sunny and bit festive card! Love the texture and design! Merry Christmas! Hugs, Gerrina

Alysha Sheridan said...

Fab project Thanks for joining us in our Anything Goes challenge at Polkadoodles hugs Aly (DT) xxx

Tina Föcking said...

Looks great your Card. I love the bees.
Thank you so much for joining us at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge #50 Anything Goes.
Hugs, Tina - DT
https://polkadoodle.blogspot.de/2016/12/week-50-anything-goes-polkadoodles.html

Olga Fink said...

Gorgeous card Maxine! I love your design and the use of the die!
Xoxo Olga

Princess Judy Palmer said...

That's a cool idea to use a word die for subtle background. I really like your card with it's wee bees, gold beads and shimmer. Very nice!

Barb said...

Awesome Card--I love the background on an angle!

Whisper said...

Classy and thanks for joining us at Penny Black And More this month, luv Sam x

Monika Reeck said...

I remember my card I made using this technique Maxine here is the link

http://creativewithmonika.blogspot.de/2016/12/a-congratulations-cas-card-and-simple.html

I love yours
so feminin and lovely words you have as BG
great card again Maxine and I adore this

Chris said...

Love your card layout and those beads are wonderful! Thanks for joining my Anything Goes heARTful stamping challenge in Dec - just getting a chance now to stop by and visit!