Friday, March 3, 2017

A Slightly Dotty Birthday

Welcome
I made this card for an older woman, and decided that a more subtle colour scheme would be appropriate for her.


I started by stamping the leaves from the Designed By Ryn Background Stamps onto some DCWV card from their Metallic Stack in Ice, using Bottle dye ink.  The panel was cut with an ODBD die from the Lavish Layers set. 


The sentiment from Montarga Stamps (a NZ firm) was silver embossed and die cut using an ODBD die from the Filigree Frames set.

These were mounted over the card base which had a layer of paper from a DCWV Old World Stack adhered to it


The finishing touches were the washi tape with the silver dots, and the 'flowers' made from two punched layers, using  Stampin' Up punches.

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(Silver Embossing Powder - heat embossing)


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24 comments:

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz, good luck!!! Amy DT

aussie aNNie said...

Sure is a pretty card Maxine, the colours will be perfect.xx[aNNie]

Mac Mable said...

Such a subtle and beautiful card. Very thoughtful and pretty card x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

So lovely! Wonderful design Maxine! Happy weekend!
oxo Susi

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, this is so shimmery and beautiful!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Love this card Maxine, superb stamping and colour choice and great use of washi too, must make note to self to use mine!!!
Great card to share with this dear lady...
Thanks for sharing your inspiration!
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

jimlynn said...

VERY lovely and I just imagine your friend will love this. So very pretty.
Lynn

Cobnut Crafter said...

This is a lovely card - I particularly like the pretty dies you have used and the sentiment script is so finely detailed. None of the crisp outline has been compromised by embossing - beautiful. Thank you for sharing. Anne xx

Becca Cruger said...

This is just a dainty and adorable little country chic card! So pretty!

Sue said...

The soft colour palette is so pretty, Maxine, lovely card!

mamapez5 said...

You did well to stamp on metallic card. I find it quite difficult to use. The subtle colours are perfect I am sure, and it is a very pretty card. Kate x

Shell said...

Maxine your card is beautiful... loving the metallic colours and the birthday sentiment is gorgeous x

Donna Ellis said...

ooooh! how lovely your papers are, and they certainly have made for an elegant card! Your choices of silver detailing and pretty greenery make such a peaceful scene, Maxine! Thank-you for joining us at the Cardz 4 Galz Challenge. We love seeing your paper crafting projects, and are so happy you have joined us! Please check back to see if you have won a badge!
crafty hugs,
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MiamiKel said...

Oh. So. Sweet! slighry dotty but 100% perfec! Colors and design of the soft and feminine card are just beautiful Maxinet!

Barb said...

This really is a lovely card Maxine and such pretty colours. Barbx

Monica said...

This is very elegant, Maxine and I like the colour scheme. The stamp is so dreamy and sweet. Hope things are better. My prayers are with you.

Happy crafting,

Monica

Barbara said...

A appealing card with so many intricate details. This is very elegant and soft, a perfect birthday card. Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday. Good luck and hope to see you again.
Barbara DT Member

MaryH said...

It's so lovely & elegant, & I love the pink and cream colors too. That frame around the wonderful Ryn leaf branches is one that I've not seen before. I like the filigree cut-outs, adds just the right touch of graciousness to the image design. Also love that marvelous calligraphy sentiment done in silver embossing. Sending prayers & Hugs. TFS

Babs Watson said...

Such a pretty card and lovely dies, thank you for sharing your card with us at Cardz 4 Galz, hope to see you again next time.

Hugs Babs DT x

Gerrina said...

Good for you to go for subtile colours; it looks vintage and modern at the same time! Hugs, Gerrina

Olga Fink said...

Very beautiful card Maxine! I love the soft colors!
xoxo Olga

crafty-stamper said...

Really pretty card and love the subtle colours--Thank you for joining us at Love to Scrap
Carol DT x

Loose Stitches said...

Lovely elegant card! Thank you for joining us at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog!
~DT Sherry x

Gale said...

Lovely card Maxine. Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Addicts and we hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Gale DT