Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Have a Whaley Good Birthday

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This card was made using both paper and a stamp set from a magazine I bought earlier in the year.


I loved the whale / nautical theme the set had, and stamped and embossed the whale flukes in black, then coloured the image using silver Inka Gold, and the sea splash in Twinkling H2O's.


I  diecut the image, sponged the panel and mounted it over cardboard to add some dimension, adding some silver thread loops under it as it was adhered - which was very difficult to control!!


The sentiment(s) were stamped and embossed on opposing corners, and string wound around the left hand side of the card before the paper was mounted over a soft aqua coloured card stock.


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24 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous Whale card, I saw these too in the mag, but didn't get them...great result.xx

Lovely Linda said...

What a fun card Maxine - love how you have brought it all together! The added shimmer is perfect too! xo

sharon said...

Fabulous card Maxine, it looks like you had a whale of a time creating this.
Hugs
sharon:)

JD/ Jill said...

Nicely done card...great card for a fisherman!

Mac Mable said...

Glorious card, love the image and the shimmer on the card is fabulous x.

Kathleen said...

Super image and like the way it shines, a great design too. Thank you for joining our 'Boys to Men' challenge at Allsorts.

Kath x

Gerrina said...

Fits so good together and what a beautiful shape and colours has this tale! Hugs, Gerrina

Brenda said...

What a fun birthday card Maxine! I love the image and the paper you used. The bonus is that it was an extra in a magazine! You have colored the image in so well. Fun, fun, fun for a summer birthday! Hugs, Brenda

Barb said...

Sweet card Maxine--I love the image and layout!

Quillish said...

What a delightful card... the shimmer and the splashes look fabulous. The recipient would surely love it.

CuteNCrafty Mommy said...

Super cute:)Thank you for entering in CuteNCrafty Challenge Blog
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brenda said...

It's a really fun card Maxine and your post title made me smile, it's a super creation for our 'Boys to Men' theme at Allsorts challenges, thanks so much for joining in.

B x

Hetty said...

Such a fabulous card with a great background!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, this is a great card... love that whale and how it shimmers!

Ellibelle said...

What a fabulous masculine card, Maxine. Love the image and such a fun background!
Thanks so much for playing along at Allsorts challenge this week!
Ellie

Terri Winske said...

This is a beautifully created card. There are so many neat things going on - the silver loops add just the right touch, and kudos to you for using them because I know how hard it is to keep it under control!! I also like the sparkly element - just the right touch! So glad you shared this with us at PIP Challenges this week.

Darnell said...

That's a whaley awesome card, Maxine! I love the design and the way you made your framed image so schparkly!! Hugs, Darnell

MaryH said...

The black embossing really shines, and great job with the H20 water splash. Love the way you did the sentiment in the corners, and the silvery thread is a nice touch behind the dimensional circles. TFS & Hugs

Sue said...

Super fun card and lovely shine and little touches.

froebelsternchen said...

I love the beautiful card and specially that wonderful shimmer!
Hugs, Susi

stampingbowd said...

The background paper is gorgeous and so is your whale!!!! The sparkle and shine on your whale are fabulous. Such a fun design with the fibers!

Diane Louise J said...

Hello Maxine… Thanks for joining our ‘Anything Goes’ challenge with your lovely whale card… Please join us again next time at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog. Good luck!
Diane Louise
[Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

Neet said...

A real cute card! Love the sentiment with the image - what fun. Great idea to use the H2o's for colouring. Perfect for the nautical scene.
Blessings, Neet xx

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

I LOVE this Maxine! What a fabulous creation. The Whale fluke is fab and that background paper is perfect with it. Can't remember seeing this, do you recall which mag' it was? Might have to hunt it down! Thanks for your sweet recent messages. I'm on the mend. Feeling much better today. Don't like loosing days to bedrest! LOL. But occasionally it's necessary. Hugs sweet friend, Wends xoxo