Friday, March 3, 2017

A Slightly Dotty Birthday

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

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

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

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

  5. Maxine, this is so shimmery and beautiful!

  6. 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}

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

  8. 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

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

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

  11. 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

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

  13. 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,
    P.S. I'd love for you to visit my personal blog if you have a chance. Thanks!
    {Creative Smiles}

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

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

  16. 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,


  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

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

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

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

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

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


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