Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Splattered Birthday


I don't know if Blogger is being rude or what, but I have lost a couple of followers of late 😕.

This is the last card I made for my 2016 birthdays - unfortunately it still has to be sent....

It is for a young man whom I have not met as that branch of the family is overseas, so I went for something neutral.  I made the splats by banging distress stains on the linen cardstock.

I did an extra layer on the reds, and sprinkled on and embossed some psychedelic  E.P.

The sentiment was embossed with an embossing powder called Metallic Medley, which has numerous colours in it, but it does not show well in the photograph.

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Dawn T said...

Delightful idea. I might use this design with some more pastel/feminine colours.

aussie aNNie said...

Love this idea Maxine, so suited to a man and someone you have not yet met. I have a few goodies going on my page so come on over and have a peak..xx{aNNie}

Lovely Linda said...

Love this Maxine - splatters are such fun - such a fabulous idea for a card!! Thanks for the inspiration my friend! {{{hugs}}}

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine... I love the splatters! Great birthday card.

Oh, and blogger was mean to me, too. I lost a couple of followers as well. I personally think some people clean up their list of following at the end of the year, because most years I lose a few at the very end.

aussie aNNie said...

Maxine back again, would love to see your card with the flowers like I made....xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Well Maxine, it is always interesting how we can substitute the real thing is splattery objects instead of a splatter stamp! Well done.
Ive added you to my favourite blogs on my sidebar so it theoretically should show up when you post. However even though I know it's there it is not showing up as such on the external part of my blog, only internal, annoying.
Rather like your missing followers I had that happening to me a few months back it was one step furward then two steps back when it came to numbers.
It maybe that folk have simply fallen off your list as recently a blogger joined my blog who'd joined ages ago and then month later I had to rejoin her blog, that's blogger no rhyme or reason. 😑
However as I keep reminding myself it is a free service we don't pay for it. 😊
Thanks for sharing your inspiration,
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Olga Fink said...

Gorgeous card Maxine! I am very fond of splatters my-self and I should do them more often!
xoxo Olga

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I like the SPLATS. They show such movement. I can even hear the bang as they get made. So fun! Also, I can't say I thought about it before but splats surely are neutral! :-) Happy day to you!

Gerrina said...

Festive and fun! Great idea...! Like the inpact that you got in such a simple wau! (something to remind) Have a great week!

Simona said...

Lovely project! Thank you for joining Brown Sugar Challenge this week.
Simona, BSC DT

Pamellia said...

What a fun card with those splatter patterns! Great colour palette too. Sending wishes for a belated Happy New Year!!

Brenda said...

Glad that I'm not the only one who get's cards off late! lol Your card is perfect for a young man Maxine and I'm sure he will love it too! I love the splats you made, so cool looking and the embossing, perfect touch. You have a winner with this one! I pray DH is holding his own. Hugs, Brenda

Sarah Bell said...

A fun and simple card - thanks for joining in with the Lemon Shortbread Challenge - Sarah DT -

froebelsternchen said...

I love the effect of the distress stain splats here . A fantastic card for a young man!
I used the effect of banging the distress stains yesterday on a page as well - I use the stains not often - always forget that I have a few bottles of them!
That's quite dubious with the followers always - I heard that from so many other bloggers too... don't mind it too much - blogger is strange!
oxo Susi

Cards by Beckie said...

A lovely card. Thank you for sharing at Digi Choosday. Rebecca x

creationsnz said...

Great man card Maxine, and the splats are really grunty. CarolG

stampingbowd said...

I thought I was following but it's not there so maybe they dropped me. I just added myself back! I love your splatters! Terrific colors!

Cicci With the Pen said...

Just Love The splas!!!
A wonderful creation !!!
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.
Hugs Cicci
DT member at TTCRD
Cicci With The Pen {My Blog}

Ginny Maxam said...

Love the card and the lesson on "banging" the distress paints!! I will remember that , they came out perfect!

Scrappin Sue said...

So fun
Thanks for sharing at Brown Sugar Challenges x

Karen Letchworth said...

This is so pretty, Maxine. I love your color choices and the sparkle you've added. Thanks so much for sharing with us.
Blessings to you,
Word Art Wednesday

Monika Reeck said...

yummy splatter with glitter Maxine woooww
love the color combo and I love the idea too
Wonderfully made my friend
and this is the last card I have to visit happy me
biig hugs

Monica said...

Hi Maxine,

How coooooool rather warm is this effect. The colour combo is bright and sunny and it makes me smile.



Jessica K said...

What a fun card! I love the technique you used. Thanks for joining us this month at SparkleNSprinkle Creative Challenge!

Jess - DT