Monday, November 5, 2018

Centre Step Floral

 Welcome,
And a very special welcome to my newest follower Megan Flynn.  Megan, if you have a blog, can you let me know in the comments, so I can put a link here 😊

My apologies that I have not been visiting often - after the end of this week I will hopefully be less busy and have the time to catch up.


This card was part of a swap in a small New Zealand group I belong to, where the challenge last month was to make a spring/floral centre step card.

I was running late, so I was able to copy the folds from the card I received, but I did wing it as far as the dimensions went!


The flower stamp was from Happy Little Stampers, embossed in gold, painted with pink, then covered with Wink of Stella was stamped on a snippet of white card stock and then die cut with a M/B stitched circle die. I painted the background after the flower and was pleased with the result.


The sentiment (a magazine freebie) was gold embossed on a snippet, which was cut to a double banner .  All edges were sponged with Aged Mahogany DI, as was the flower on the sentiment banner.  The lace was another snippet from my stash. 

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20 comments:

Linby said...

They ae pretty papers and beautiful embossing too, such a lovely card.
Thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge.
Lynn x
DT

brenda said...

The gold embossing shows up so well Maxine and adds a really rich feel to your pretty floral stepper card, perfect for our themes at Allsorts and Penny Black and More, thanks so much for joinin us at both challenges.

B x

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, this card is gorgeous!

Sandy Palmer said...

This is quite lovely! Love the fold! Beautiful embossing! Thanks for joining us at A Gem of A Challenge.
Sandy DT

Sandy Palmer said...

Again, lovely card! Thanks for sharing it with us at Lil Patch ofCrafty Friends.
Sandy DT

Jac Curran said...

A beautiful card, love the. Embossed flower and pretty paper, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, x

JD/ Jill said...

Very pretty! I like the embossing!

aussie aNNie said...

Managed to grab my daughter's PC to do a few comments whilst away....sorry short n sweet comments as she needs it for work...
Great card, gorgeous design and fabulous stamping/colours.xxx

Mac Mable said...

Your card is so pretty and the gold embossing on that pretty flower looks wonderful. Beautiful card X.

froebelsternchen said...

So beautiful with the embossed flower!

Fran said...

Maxine your card is beautiful and I love all the techniques you used to give it that Maxine touch.

Maxine I do follow you and I was wondering if you could share my blog address with your followers.

http://scallopsandswirls.blogspot.com/
Thank you so much.

Hugs, Fran

Loose Stitches said...

Beautiful creation, lovely design! Thank you for sharing with us over at Colour Crazy! Hope to see you again!
~ GDT Sherry x

Gerrina said...

Great how your centerflower still pops even on the bussy background; clever made Maxime! Hugs, Gerrina

Di said...

Really beautiful card Maxine - I adore the gold embossing and the elegance is adds - makes the flower look amazing, as well as the sentiment!

Hugs

Di xx

Monica said...

What a simply beautiful creation, Maxine. Love the flower and the embossing.

Margo said...

This is such a beauiful card Maxine !
Thank you for joining us at Colour Crazy Craft Challenge !
Margo GDT

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love this beautiful card! Your coloring is wonderful and the gold embossing- love it!!!

Mia said...

Gorgeous card, Maxine. I love the beautiful flower. Hugs, my friend.

Jackie C said...

Just perfect for the Challenge! Great project! Fabulous that you have shared this with us here at Colour Crazy. Good luck hun and do come back again!
Jackie GDT @ CCC

sweetpea said...

Great card. Thanks for sharing it with us at Colour Crazy Craft Challenge Janet DT