Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Sending Sparkling Wishes

Welcome
I am so glad you have popped in for a visit

I made this card for a swap with Monika who crafts in Germany


I started by stencilling the background (Stencil was Mini Daisy Cluster by Crafter's Workshop) with iridescent medium and Distress Oxide  Wild Honey, which although not immediately obvious, gives a fabulous sheen to the colour.


The die cut comes from a die I received from Shelly as a RAK - brand unknown
I die cut it from a scrap of deep olive card stock, sprayed with Lindy's My Mojito Green, adhered vellum to the back of it, and then adhered it to the card front.
I was so glad the camera picked up the sparkle of both the background and the die cut.


The finishing touch was to add some herring bone ribbon and a bow, and then I added the wee touch of sparkle gold ribbon.  The front panel was mounted over a dark blue base.

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33 comments:

Jane Savage said...

Lovely card; great techniques!
Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday! Jane S (DT) xxx

Gerrina said...

Great how the swirls in the diecut work with the background and the colours will make her smile! Hugs, Gerrina

Sharon Johnson said...

Such a beautiful card!

Wynn Walton said...

Love the iridescent sheen you've created on your card. Thank you for joining us at Unstampabelles. Wynn DT

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, your card is so pretty. Love the photo staging, too. You are so creative and talented!

Deborah Saaranen said...

Very pretty...love your bow addition!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

This is so elegant and beautiful - and I love how you have photographed it so artful!
oxo Susi

Ellibelle said...

So beautiful!

Neet said...

That is such a pretty card Maxine - and I can see the sheen you mention. Must try those colours and see if i get a sheen too.
Hugs, Neet xx

aussie aNNie said...

You have some lovely techniques that you use. Fabulous colours Maxine. Have a lovely day.xx[aNNie]
🐰

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

What a grandma idea, Maxine, iridescent medium and oxides.. must confess I’ve barely used the five oxides I’ve invested in, shame in n me!!!
They work well with a stencil too. Awesome stencillled background.
How kind of Shelly to give you this dies, looks great too,
Hugs Shaz in Oz.x PS you can send Gita’s rain our way.

aussie aNNie said...

Thanks for your sweet comment on my latest card. hugs.x [aNNie]
 ❤️

brenda said...

Such an elegant card Maxine, loving the background in the lush golds.

B x

sharon said...

Maxine your card is fabulous, the sheen adds a wonderful effect.
You are very creative.
Enjoy your week.
hugs
sharon :)

Darnell said...

This is gorgeous, Maxine! I think it's great that you swap with the wonderful Monika! She will cherish your creation!! Hugs, Darnell

Fran said...

Maxine I love all the details you created on this card. The colors and sheen are lovely.

Hugs, Fran

Sue said...

Beautiful design and colours, Maxine. The lovely die-cut looks great on that background and the touches of glitter are special.

Lovely Linda said...

This is lovely Maxine - I am sure Monica loves it! Gorgeous colours and texture!! xo

Carla Brooke said...

Lovely work, thanks for sharing with Crafting from the Heart!

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Get Creative, good luck!!! Amy DT

creationsnz said...

Great techniques and lovely card Maxine. X CarolG

Gina said...

Beautiful text card ! Thanks for joining us in our week 7 Anything Goes challenge at Digi Choosday! Creative regards, Gina

JD/ Jill said...

Lovely card!

Anonymous said...

This is so sparkly! Thanks for sharing with us at Unstampabelles.

Elena Orsi said...

Elegant card Maxine. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs this week.
We look forward to seeing you again next time.
Good luck!
Hugs
creativEle DT

Creative world said...

Awesome card and lovely design...Thank you for joining us at DIGI CHOOSDAY challenge this week,hope to see you again soon
Željka DT xx

Loll said...

This is GORGEOUS, Maxine!! LOVE how the wild honey glows in the background ... so pretty. And the sparkle of the die-cut is amazing! Beautiful card and Monika will love. xx

Barb said...

A beautiful card Maxine. Your stencilling looks fabulous. Barbxx

Susan Hogan said...

What a gorgeous card. Love the new tip of using iridescent medium with the ink! Thanks. Thanks also for playing along with us at Unstampabelles and hope to see you back soon!

Marilyn said...

I quite like this Maxine! Great colours and that's a gorgeous die and a perfect little bow accent!

Monika Reeck said...

Yes this beautiful card is sit on my table in the office
and I love all
the colors the glitter on the Sentiment Diecutting
and sweet tiny ribbon there
Adorable card Maxine, that BG really lovely and shiny
Love my card from you
hugs
Monika

Katrina Brown said...

Such a bright and uplifting card! Just beautiful with that lovely sentiment! Thanks for sharing with us at Path of Positivity! ~Katrina

Julie Odil said...

This is so pretty! I love the sentiment. Thanks for joining us in February at the Path of Positivity Challenge Blog, and I hope to see you again this month. Julie, DT member