Friday, June 22, 2018

Feathered Felicitations

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This card was made for a man who is a wonderful artist, and I am always a bit intimidated when I get to make a card for him... 


I started by using the feather stamps from Close To My Heart.  

The patterned one was stamped using a rainbow pad, but I cannot recall the colours I used on the red/orange one.


The green one I think I used  Cottage Ivy, Bamboo Shoots and Pear Tart inks from Memento


blending the individual inks on the stamp before stamping on the card.  After stamping, I fussy cut them so I could juggle them on the card.


The sentiment was stamped in espresso ink using a Montarga Stamp, and die cut with the S/B tag die, then attached with brads, through the ribbon and onto the kraft paper.
This was all then mounted onto a deep green (think Hunter Green) base.

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27 comments:

Monica said...

Hello dear Maxine,

Before I get down to complimenting you on this super feathery card you have created, I want to thank you for the two tips you shared with me regarding foam dots versus cartons and how to keep a card under heavy books so that they don't get warped. I always knew about putting the card under a heavy pile of books but would not keep it long enough as I was too excited to pull it out and admire it. Ever since you reminded me, I am religiously following it and my cards are much better. I have noticed that the card has to be placed immediately under a pile of books. THANK YOU!

Your masculine card is awesome and what nice colours you have used. The base card stock is very matching. And what great fussy cutting there. I thought they had been die cut. I like the brads too.

Love,

Monica

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely card for this artist, beautifully created Maxine, the colours are just fabulous and love the feathers.x

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Gorgeous feathers Maxine... your card is beautiful!

Lovely Linda said...

I am sure the artist will love this card - love those feathers and the colours Maxine. Well done my friend xo

froebelsternchen said...

It's so beautifully created Maxine - He will love it!
Happy weekend - blessings from
Susi

Janis Lewis said...

So Cute! Thanks for sharing with us at Craftaholics R Us.
Janis
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Elaine Stark said...

A lovey card. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

brenda said...

I think it 's a perfect masculine card Maxine and I am sure your friend really appreciated one made specifically for him, the colours are also beautifully coordinated.

Have a lovely weekend.

B x

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Lovely card .Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥
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Dawn Turley said...

Superb masculine card Maxine. I'm sure your artist friend will love it

stampingbowd said...

This is gorgeous! I love the different colors you used on the feathers! Wonderful background paper! Beautiful card!

Mac Mable said...

So creative and he's going to love it...So masculine and what gorgeous colours x

Sue said...

Lovely feathers beautifully stamped, Maxine. I'm sure your friend will be delighted.

Brenda said...

What a fabulous masculine card Maxine! I love the background, but I am really loving those feathers. I colors you used are just so pretty, well done on the blending of the colors on them. I love the vertical greeting on the ribbon too. I don't think you should be intimidated as this is a great card! Hugs, Brenda

Cynthia said...

Great colors and fun design, Maxine.

Sylvia said...

Fab card with the beautiful feathers,Maxime.Love the ribbon,too.Great design.

Gr,Sylvia.

Suchi said...

Such a fabulous card-full of colors! Love the feathers! Thanks for stopping by!
Hugs
Suchi xx

MaryH said...

I know that intimidation factor, as I feel it whenever I send one of my cards to one of the card gurus I admire. However, I think you need have no fear on this most artistic card. Love that background...it looks quite ethnic and is stunning with those vivid patterns in the feathers. I love the way you've arranged them and also like the S/B tag done vertically with the brads. That's a great design idea, and one I don't think I've ever tried. This is a splendid card, Maxine, and your arty friend will love it! TFS & Hugs.

Mia said...

Fabulous card, Maxine!!!! I LOVE the design and the beautiful feathers! Kisses, my friend.

Bobby said...

This is a wonderful masculine card, Maxine, and the vertical sentiment works beautifully with the ribbon and die cut. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Addicted to Stamps and More.

Deepti Aggarwal said...

Such a fantastic card..Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenges. Hugsxx Deepti Aggarwal

Janice W. said...

This is a lovely masculine card! Thanks for sharing it with us at LMMS!

Jana Forrest said...

Hi Maxine. Male themed cards are my downfall. You have hit this one out of the ball park. Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Gals Corner Challenges. Best of luck and see you again soon! DT~Jana Forrest

Fran said...

Your card is awesome. I am sure the person you made it for will just love it.
Hugs, Fran

Alexander Kretschmann said...

Wonderful masculine birthday Card.
Thanks for playing along with us at our last challenge at Craft Rocket and good luck! Hope you will join us next month again.

Crafty greetings
Alex

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Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Maxine, what a lovely CAS card which I know you made for a male but it could oh so easily be made for a female. Your card fits perfectly the Lemon Shortbread Monthly Challenge this fortnight. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Lemon Shortbread Design Team Member).

Kleri F said...

Beautiful birthday card suitable for either a male or a female recipient!Thank you for sharing with us at the Crafty Gals Corner!Hope you join us again soon!
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