Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Mills and Boon Birthday


This was a card I taught at a recent class - we revisited inking scrunched up printed paper (this time from and old Mills and Boon type booklet) to make a background, and making a rolled flower. 

The paper was crumpled, inked, and then re-crumpled and re-inked - I used Memento Rhubarb Stalk dye ink and Worn Lipstick DI. 

The crumpled and inked paper was trimmed to size, and cut on an angle.  After adhering it, I inked a narrow strip of paper to give a clearly defined edge, using Rhubarb stalk ink, then stamped the greeting (a magazine freebie), starting in the centre then moving out towards the edges.

The flourishes were cut with a Spellbinders die in light green card, and inked through the die.  I trimmed one to fit on the card better, then added the rolled flower (also cut from a Spellbinders die) 
The finishing details were some flatback pearls on the flourish and the bottom right corner, and a generous coat of Wink of Stella. 

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Dawn T said...

Beautifully done Maxine. I haven't done this years! Love the design

Neet said...

I love crumpled paper for backgrounds and often just use copy paper and two different inks (re-crumpling between each). Not tried book paper but will as your sample looks gorgeous - also love your rose.
Blessings, Neet xx

Lovely Linda said...

This is beautiful Maxine - I love the technique and the rolled flower - gorgeous - and that sparkle is divine!! xo

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant idea and love the gorgeous outcome...beautiful crumpled paper and adorable rose.xx

Monika Reeck said...

I love the crumpled paper and the worn lipstick look adorable on that crumpled paper Maxine
Great flower too
sweet bday card

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Hi Maxine, well done card, never trued usung scrap like mills boon for backgrounds but makes a great card.
Well done, thanks fir popping over and your encouragement too. 😊❤️🙏🏻
Shaz in Oz.x

jimlynn said...

VERY pretty!! That looks like a perfect flower too. Love it.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, this birthday card is stunning!

Mac Mable said...

Fabulous tecnique and the effect is gorgeous and love your flower too x

froebelsternchen said...

Beautiful use of book paper Maxine! Gorgeous!
Hugs, Susi

tilly said...

a great technique on your pretty card, thanks for sharing at Crafty Catz challenge and hope to see you again

Aunty Sue said...

Wonderful card and thank you for sharing at Crafty Catz this week hope to see you joining us again for the next challenge said...

Super nice card. Thank you for play with us in Polkadoodles anything goes challenge.

Ann-Marie said...

A beautiful designed card, love your background paper. Thank you for sharing your beautiful make with us over at Polkadoodles Challenge and hope you will join us again.
Take care,
Ann-Marie (DT)

Arteconpapelmaderaehilos said...

Beautiful card! Thanks you for joining with us at Good luck with your entry
Maritza DT

Christine said...

A pretty rolled rose!
Thanks for sharing at Jo's Scrap Shack!
DT Member

Fran said...

Absolutely Beautiful! I love all the techniques you used to make the card. And the rolled rose is stunning.
Hugs, Fran

Theresa said...

great use of the printed page. the whole idea works well. thank you for sharing it with us at TTCRD and good luck, Theresa xx

creationsnz said...

I'd forgotten about doing this technique, thanks for the reminder. Super feminine card. CarolG