Monday, April 30, 2018

Snow Board Birthday

Welcome

I have been MIA as I took time out last week to indulge myself in another passion - embroidery - and went on a four day retreat to simply sit and stitch. Bliss.

I made this card for a young man who loves his snow sports when the family heads up to the Central Plateau (in New Zealand) to stay on Mt Ruapehu.


I started by blending my Broken China, Faded Jeans and Chipped Sapphire Distress Inks  on the blue cardstock... I was not happy with the result, but had to leave the project to have a meal, and when I came back I was very surprised to see they had dried and looked wonderful!


The snowboarder image is from an Avery Elle Stamp set Stoked, and coloured with Polychromos, and his visor was given dimension and shine with some Glossy Accents


The sentiment was embossed with gold on the white, die cut 'slopes', which were edged with
 Kindy Glitz


The stars were embossed with platinum embossing powder.

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30 comments:

Dawn Turley said...

What a pervect card for a snowboarder. The background turned out just right

Megan J said...

Hi Maxine, I hope you enjoyed your time away. A fantastic card for a snowboard fanatic, love the scene you created. Have a wonderful week... Megan

jimlynn said...

So cute and that young man is going to love this! Love the "snow" you created!
You need to show us more of your embroidery. I know it's beautiful.
Lynn

brenda said...

Sounds like it's a perfect card for the young man in question Maxine. So nice to hear about your retreat and that you had a good time.

B x

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, this is such a fun birthday card... love the snowboarder and the snow banks!

Sue said...

Love the inky sky, Maxine! Great card for a snow boarder, I think he will be delighted.

Karen Letchworth said...

This is SO cute! I remember the year our son discovered snow boarding. He fell in love with it while visiting his Grandparents in Minnesota, couldn't get enough of it, bought a snowboard at a second hand store, and then returned home to Nevada and hasn't done it since. Well, at least he knows he loves it. This card really made me smile thinking about that. thanks SO much for sharing your art with us.
Blessings,
Karen Letchworth
Word Art Wednesday

Glennis said...

A great image to use for a snowboarder - well done!

Sylvia said...

Super cute card for a young man,Maxine.Beautiful sky.

Gr,Sylvia x

JD/ Jill said...

Really great card! So happy for you that you were able to get away on a retreat. It sounds wonderful!

Cynthia said...

Great guy card, Maxine! Fabulous job with the sky. An embroidery retreat sounds wonderful!

aussie aNNie said...

AWESOME and fun card Maxine, love this.xx♥
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Autumn Clark - SewPaperPaint said...

What a darling card Maxine! Any child would love this, what fun! Big hugs and happy May, Autumn

Gerrina said...

What a fun card with so much movement; clever made! Hugs, Gerrina

Loll said...

That sky is beautiful Maxine. And I love all the shimmer and shine from the heat embossed sentiment stars, and sparkle on the snow hills. What a fun image and I bet your friend will love this card!!

Good to hear that you had some quiet time away and enjoyed another wonderful hobby. Hope you'll share some pictures of your embroidery. xx

Nana Connie said...

Fabulous masculine birthday card, Maxine! I'm so excited to see you playing along in our Anything Goes challenge this week at QKR Stampede. Good Luck.
NanaConnie DT

Mac Mable said...

Love the blended background and what a great image. Fabulous card Maxine and so glad you enjoyed your retreat x

Ellibelle said...

What a fun card, love the starry embossed background!
So nice to see you joining in at papercrafters linky party this week!

Margaret said...

Super job on your card. The background turned out great! Such a fun card.

Lovely Linda said...

Such a great card for a snowboarder Maxine - you always seem to have the perfect stamp for these occassions!! Love it! The background is wonderful too! Glad to see you have been enjoying your other passion! xo

froebelsternchen said...

This is simply AMAZING dear Maxine! Hugs Susi

Fran said...

The perfect design for a snow boarder. I know he will love your Birthday card you created. Hugs, Fran

Shelly Schmidt said...

I just love this amazing card- esp with the son I have who loves snow sports them rock climbing on the other hand! It is an amazing card!!!

MaryH said...

Glad you took some time to enjoy your other hobby...I expect that refreshes you for cardmaking too! This is just cute, and that's a great look on the starry sky too. Love the 'snow' shining on the snow hills, and terrific work on the pencil coloring too. TFS & Hugs.

Norma said...

Fabulous card, Maxine. I have a hard time creating masculine cards. What a great background you've created with your distress inks. Love all the heat embossing you've done.
Thanks for sharing your card with us at the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge.
Smiles,
Norma

crafty said...

You have created a lovely scene. Thank you for joining in the QKR Stampede challenge this week.
Mary

Kathy Barnett said...

Thanks for joining us at the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges for our latest challenge.  {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges}Good luck and join us again soon. Hugs, Kathy

Suchi said...

What a bliss! And I love the use of glossy accent! :)
Hugs
Suchi

Monika Reeck said...

Hiyaa cute boy Image
and love that snow you made
cool really cool boys card
I am in love
hugs
Monika

Monica said...

Perfect card for a snowboarder and I like the glossy accents on his glasses.

Well done for going on a retreat. Cannot wait to see what you embroidered.

Love,

Monica