Friday, April 7, 2017

Simply Dotty

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I wanted simple card to send a note to a friend, and started by picking up the piece of blue spotted paper.


I was also aware of a current challenge to us inlayed die cuts.... so that was another influence


The Die is the M/B Prim Poppy - I love its classic clean lines!


The sentiment stamp I embossed in blue - it is from KiwiStamping, and laid it up the side of the blue panel, adhering it to the panel, and the card base behind the panel, and let it lift slightly to add some interest.  All edges were sponged with Faded Jeans DI.

The card base was embossed using the Swiss Dots folder, extending it to fill the card surface, as the British card sizes are slightly longer than the American. I adapted a technique I saw on a video over at the Gina K site.

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I Used Stamping, inlaid die cut, embossing wet and dry.

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33 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

I have to admit this is one of my fav MB dies, so easy to use and so versatile and your result speaks for itself. Beautiful. Have a lovely weekend..
[aNNie]

Mac Mable said...

Love the shade of the blue and the texture from the dotty white card. Great in laying and beautiful die x

MaryH said...

This die is so versatile, and works so nicely to inlay. It's always elegant, no matter what color you choose and your inlay is perfectly done! I like the dotty paper with the dotty embossing...it lets that pretty floral stem shine! Well done! TFS & Have a good weekend. Hugs & Prayers.

Monica said...

Hello sweet Maxine, I love the die you have used and all the dots make it very pleasing and stylish. I am sure your friend will love it.

Lots of love to you, my blog buddy,

Monica

Barb said...

I love this die and your card is beautiful Maxine. Barbxx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

An adorable design Maxine! I love the dots ...
Happy weekend my friend!
oxo Susi

jimlynn said...

Looks like we were thinking about the same die at the same time Maxine! This is so pretty and I do love the inlaid look with that die. Perfect card and so pretty.
LYnn

Jo Manna said...

Love the two tones and the repetition of dots. Those inlaid poppies fit perfectly, CAStastic!
Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, your card is beautiful! Love the way you added the sentiment. Gorgeous!!!

Loll said...

Hi Maxine. Love your inlaid poppies into the blue dotty paper! Great design with the matching stripe of dry embossed dots and that sweet little sentiment tab. :) Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

Sue said...

This is so pretty and elegant, Maxine! The blue and white is so fresh and I like how the dotty paper matches the embossing.

Bonnie said...

I love how the dots of the paper extend to the embossed dots, Maxine! The poppies look so crisp and I love the way you've done the sentiment! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

Marilyn said...

Fab design Maxine. I love how the embossed dots and dotted paper contrast but yet they go together so well.

Gerrina said...

This is so beautifully balanced in design and colour! And I love blue/white dots... Hope you have a sunny weekend!

Glittered Paws said...

Simple says so much - and this one is amazing. Love your colors and use of the die. Thanks for joining us at The House that Stamps Built.

Arlene said...

Simply sweet and lovely. I love cards that can be used for so many purposes. So glad you joined us at Morgan's ArtWorld.

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Elegant, gorgeous card Maxine! Love the 'inlaid diecut'. It looks so effective! Very clever and striking technique. Beautiful creation hun. Thinking of you and sending love and hopes for easy days for both you and your hubby. Hugs, Wends xoxo

Heather said...

Simple and pretty! the lines on that poppy die really are beautiful and it looks really cool inlaid. Thanks for playing with the House That Stamps Built.

Dawn Turley said...

super pretty Maxine. Loved the inlaid diecut

Margaret said...

This seems to be a popular die. I love it and love the card design you created to show case it.

Barb said...

Such a pretty card Maxine--I love all of the dots and the inlaid diecut. I need to try that--thanks for the nudge!

Lovely Linda said...

This is so pretty Maxine I do love the spotted paper! {{{hugs}}}

Fran said...

So pretty Maxine! I love the blue and white combination of the papers and inlay die cut.
Hugs, Fran

Wendy Batchen said...

Lovely card, thanks for sharing with Inspiration Destination and we look forward to seeing you again next time. Wendy DT xx

Nicola Gold said...

A very pretty card. Thank-you for joining us at the Crafting with an Attitude Challenge 'Anything Goes' April 2017.
Nicola, CWAA DT (Amethyst Lily Designs )

MiamiKel said...

Maxine, this is so elegant! I am loving seeing your creations on IG :) And did a double take with you and Lynn channeling each other! Big hugs to you, my friend!

Laurie Unger said...

Wow, this is Awesome - thanks for joining us over at The House That Stamps Built.

Karen Letchworth said...

What a gorgeous color combination, Maxine. I also love the pressure embossed dots. I always forget about using my embossing plates. They add such great textures. Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us.
Blessings to you,
Karen
Word Art Wednesday

Gale said...

Lovely card Maxine. So simple and elegant. Thank you for sharing with us at The Crafty Addicts and we hope to see you again soon. Gale DT

Creative world said...

Gorgeous card...I love blue-white color combination and your dots...tha die is awesome...thank you for joining us at ATSM challenge this week
Zeljka DT xx

Tanja said...

love the embossed polka dots - thanks for sharing your project at Addicted to Stamps and More

Monika Reeck said...

woow that poppy dies is stunning against the dots Maxine
love the idea
and the embossing folder dots is perfecto too
Love the Blue n white Poppy design you made
hugs
Monika

Megan J said...

Hi Maxine, a super card, love the soft colours you have chosen and the die cut is gorgeous, hope all is going well now... have a wonderful weekend... Megan