Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Golden Anniversary


This is another of  'those cards' that just did not do what I wanted it to do... so here it is in it's final, very modified state!

I started by smooshing alcohol inks "a la Loll" and ended up with a nice sheet of colour - tried heat embossing it on a scrap - it worked, but what I really wanted to emboss did not work at all!!

I chopped it down to a piece that I could use, and partially stamped some script in Staz On ink 

This was mounted behind a window in the card base, and then the gold die cuts glued on top.  Although I have used one intact and one dismembered and re-arranged die cut here, I even managed to cut a third 'spray' from the wrong side... 

The sentiment was gold embossed on vellum, and layered over some more of the background layer, before adding gold sequins to finish the card.
(p.s. I am seriously considering sponging gold Delicata ink around the edges...)

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(Both the sentiment stamp and the partially stamped word stamp are well over 5 years old.)

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aussie aNNie said...

What you achieved Maxine may not have worked but what I see is absolutely a stunning result.xx [aNNie]

Mac Mable said...

Glorious glitter on those leaves. Great smooshing and gorgeous colours. The script text just finishes it off beautifully and I don't think it needs the gold around the edge of the sentiment...All perfect as it is x

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, this is so sparkly and beautiful. I never quite know how to use sequins, but obviously you do, because they look great!

Lovely Linda said...

I love seeing how you 'save; your cards - we all have ones that do not happen as we hoped - but with you they are never wasted - and always lovely!! {{{hugs}}}

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ah well done Maxine great card... I so know what you mean about things not quite going to plan though.
Thanks for your visits, too I'm sorry I've been so behind. I struggle to keep up but do appreciate you. I tried to reply to your comment re my card arriving but you're a no-replycomment blogger so it didn't work. I was surprised how long it took the mail is do variable these days.
I still pray for you each evening.
Thanks so much for your share, hugs and prayers.
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Debbie Mageed said...

There's always something to learn when creating and you made a wonderful card in the process. Very pretty colors and bling makes everything better! LOL Thanks for playing with our Anything Goes challenge at Retro Rubber and hope to see you back in our gallery soon.

froebelsternchen said...

What an elegant card for this occasion! Beautiful Maxine! oxo Susi

Maria Giselle B. said...

Love the gold leaves. Thanks for sharing your creation with us @ Incy Wincy Designs Anything Goes Challenge. Good luck!-Maria Giselle

Claire Grantham said...

Love this, love all the gold elements, really pop against the darker background. Thanks for playing along with us at Retro Rubber this time. Claire DT

Liz said...

Lovely card, Maxine, very stylish. Love all the smooshing. xx

Gerrina said...

Tha gold looks great on that background; it really "pops"! Have a good day!

Fran said...

Sometimes when things don't go the way we want the final result is better. I love how your card turned out. Beautiful! Hugs, Fran

creationsnz said...

Smooshing is such fun and great result. CarolG

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Beautiful card for such a mile stone of an Anniversary, love the smooshed alcohol inks and the gold glittery vines, the gold embossed sentiment is a perfect finishing touch.
Thank you for sharing with us at RETRO RUBBER, hope you play again soon.
Maria Rodriguez.DT

Monika Reeck said...

the BLING paper on the leaves caught my eyes
so beautiful Maxine
sweet anniversary card and I love that partial words stamped on main panel
hugs from Germany so happy I did catch up

Karen Letchworth said...

What a gorgeous gold embossed creation, Maxine. The gold catches the light so beautifully, and your handiwork always amazes me. Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us, my dear friend. God bless your week, and happy crafting to you!
Karen L
Word Art Wednesday

Pam Tiedtke, or Pammie Lou said...

Very nice anniversary card! Lovely! Thanks for joining in with us at PIP Challenges!

Julie Reed said...

Lovely background,thanks for sharing with us at Digi Choosday this week, Julie DT x

Loll said...

It's very pretty and sparkly, Maxine. Good for you for persevering ... sounds like you had a few set-backs, but in the end, it's a beautiful card that will be loved by the recipient. Love your smooshed panel. Looks fantastic with the random stamping in the background. I need to do more of that. I always forget the stamping part. :) xx

Hetty said...

Beautiful card, just right for the occasion.

Helen said...

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.
Made by Helen{My Blog}
Through The Craft Room Door

Jo Ann said...

Great card! Thank you for blessing us with your entry to the WORD ART WEDNESDAY challenge. Please join us to a new challenge starting 6/21/17. Leaving you the encouragement found in Psalms 16:8 (NIV) which says: "I keep my eyes always on the LORD. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken."