Thursday, October 18, 2018

Purple and Brusho Encouragement


This was made for a couple going through a hard time. 

The background was made using brushos on an embossing folder - this was the third 'pull' and done in the negative, so the panel is debossed.

As the purple was the dominant colour on this time through, I chose to make the feature panel in purple card.  die cut it with a SB Floral Oval die, then embossed the ODBD scripture on it in Ranger Detail White Embossing powder.

The scripture I stamped inside was also an ODBD stamp from the same set.

I finished the outside of the card with some gold edged white ribbon from my stash, and rounded two corners.

I am sorry I have not been visiting much these past few weeks, but life has been very busy, and I may not be online much over the next few weeks as I have a family wedding and a conference to attend as well as gardens that are crying out for attention now spring has decided to arrive... 

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aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful background Maxine but the psalm is lovely.xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Gorgeous colours says this purple girl and love the verse too, how blessed we are to our Lord’s and have Him for our anchor in time of storm.
Praying for your event sto go of smoothly for your family..
Yes I’m way behind in garden in house too tad neglected this year. Thank you so much for praying 🙏🏻 for Marilyn. They really need it!
Hugs Shaz.x

froebelsternchen said...

A wonderful card Maxine! Happy weekend ahead! Hugs, Susi

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

I love that background, Maxine, with the touches of purple! Very pretty!

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card with this background,Maxime.Love the psalm.


Sherrie K. said...

Beautiful embossing in the background. Your sentiment is gorgeous!
Thank you SO much for joining us in the 100th Challenge over at Scrapy Land!
Sherrie K
Scrapy Land DT Member

Lori Kobular said...

I love the look of the brushos on the embossed background! Very pretty card! Thanks for sharing with us at the Scrapy Land 100th Celebration Challenge!!

Mac Mable said...

Beautiful card and love the background technique. Enjoy the family wedding x.

D.L. Walls said...

Beautiful card Maxine. Thanks for joining us for the challenge at Crafty Creations and hope to see you again soon. Donna - DT Member

Quillish said...

What a gorgeous card Maxine and lovely scripture too. Enjoy the wedding and the conference.

Fran said...

Maxine your card is beautiful. And the scripture is also beautiful! I hope all goes well for the couple you are sending it to.

Enjoy the wedding & conference. And don't work too hard in the garden.

Hugs, Fran

Gerrina said...

Beautiful vintage and classy feel'! Love the colours you combined! (and should use more texture like that myself...) Enjoy the weekend!

MaryH said...

How pretty, and how kind of you to make an encouraging card for your friends to let them know you are thinking of them. You got some really nice color on the 3rd pull, and the purple of the center focal point, really brings the EF color out so well. Enjoy the upcoming activities. We all need to remember, blogging/card making is a hobby! We still need to enjoy Life! (and I need to keep that in mind too, when I get so far behind with visiting, making cards!) Hope you have a wonderful spring too. TFS & Hugs

Bobby said...

What a wonderful card, Maxine, both in color, design and sentiment. Thanks for sharing it with us at Addicted to Stamps and More.

Dawn T said...

so pretty and elegant Maxine.

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Maxine - such a lovely card and great use of the Brushos - I love the debossing, it loooks great. What a perfect Psalm to use - I am sure your card will be a treasure for the recipient xo

Monika Reeck said...

lovely sentiment and love that ribbon and the purple frame for the sentiment Maxine
lovely card
PS; Try to catch up now

Helen said...

Beautiful verse and I love the background you've made.

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

suzARTe said...

Such beautiful words and the embossed background really stands out and adds so much texture to the card.Thanks so much for sharing your creation at the

October 2018 Anything goes link-up at Just Keep On Creating.

Monica said...

This card could be my fave so far. So simple and super elegant and such an encouraging verse.


Loll said...

Very pretty card Maxine. Love the softness of the third pull from your brushos embedded embossing. Love card to bright comfort to your friends. Sorry I haven't been around much. Life is busy! I'm hoping to get back on track soon. Take care. xx

Lisa said...

This is beautiful!! I love the Brusho background and the embossing!! Thanks so much for playing along at Scrapy Land for our 100th Challenge!!

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