Friday, November 30, 2018

Lessons From a Gift

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I was visiting a friend when she showed me some design paper that she said she would not use, and offered it to me.  It was her birthday a few days later, so I couldn't resist making her a card from the paper!


I cut the paper so it sat on the white card base at an angle


I cut the oval and embossed it in white on red card with the stamp that was in the set (by Couture Creations  in the Rambling Rose Series), then die cut two more (black) layers to stack it on.


I used my Vertical Happy Birthday stamp for the sentiment, stamping it completely in the centre of the side, and then once above and below... it was a wood mounted stamp, and I got a bit close, so visually separated the words with rhinestones.


The patterned paper has some glitter on it, and I think was what had made my friend think she would not use it.  To tie the elements together I added some rhinestones to the feature panel corners.

After having a laugh with me over the fact I used that particular paper on her card, my girlfriend went away with an appreciation of how to use the balance of the paper she still had!

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21 comments:

froebelsternchen said...

One word: AMAZING! Happy weekend Maxine! Hugs, Susi

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, there you go, WOW'ing me again with the embossing, shine, bling. Love your style! Great card!

Mia said...

Great gift for a great friend, Maxine. You created a stunning card. Lovely contrastic colours and design. Hugs, my dear friend.

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card,Maxime.Love the Die and the sentiment.Enjoy your weekend.

Gr,Sylvia.

Irish Cherokee said...

Nicely done. Trying to see something as beautiful is a matter of looking at something in a detached manner. You did a wonderful job. Love the card and design. Have a happy and safe holiday season.

Love, Hugs and Blessings
Jim

Glennis said...

Great use of the pretty paper Maxine

Joyce said...

Such a pretty card, and you really did make good use of the designer paper. I really love that sentiment, too. Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out.

Mac Mable said...

Such a thoughtful idea to make your friend this birthday card and what a stunner it is. Great layout and absolutely beautiful x.

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely result from the gifted paper, I am sure your friend was in awe to receive it.xx

sandie said...

such a lovely idea to use your friend's paper and also to give her the tip of how to balance out using this kind of paper! Love how you did this by using the stickles. Gorgeous design-the red really pops from the paper. Thanks for joining Time Out

Darnell said...

You made a beautiful card design using that pretty paper, Maxine, and you thought of a lot of tips along the way. No wonder your friend was appreciative! ❤Hugs, Darnell

Gerrina said...

Great idea; you were sure she liked the paper :)! And a beautiful card; love the fresh colours! Enjoy the weekend!

Monica said...

This is so so so charming, Maxine. Super colour combo and what a nice sentiment. How cleaver to use rhinestones to divide the sentiment.

Sue Crease said...

Beautiful card you are sharing with us today of at Digichooseday. I'm sure your friend loved what you created with the paper.

Shelly Schmidt said...

ANd, I bet she looks at your beautiful card and wonders why she did not see the beauty in it you did! Because it sure makes a fab card!!! Wonderfully done! I love the vertical sentiment!!!

Fran said...

Aren't you the clever one! The card is very pretty.
Hugs, Fran

beatriz blazquez arrabal said...

Great card! Thanks for join us at Crafty Sentiments Designs. Beatriz DT

Heather said...

How pretty!! I always love red, black and white together; it's so elegant! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

Kelley said...

What wonderful inspiration for the creation of this card! Love the sentiment and layout! Thanks for sharing with Crafty Creations Challenges. ~Kelley DT

Jill Vickers said...

A wonderful card - the combination of black, white and red is so classy and elegant! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Jill

Monika Reeck said...

Lovely layout and the words on the red oval is great
I have example only 5 best friend so I cout only 5 my age? wooow cool
Lovely Black white DP too
wonderfully made Maxine
Hugs
Monika