Thursday, January 24, 2019

Birthday Blues

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Making this card was enough to give me the blues... 
I started by stencilling using coloured gel medium, but smudged it, and was not happy - just as well as I realised later I had had the stencil the wrong way up on the paper...


I used Memento Danube Blue ink and stippled it through the stencil and was a lot happier with the outcome


I then wrapped some metallic blue cord around the panel, cut three tags, stamping the sentiment and sponging the edges of the white one with the same blue I had previously used. The edges of the dark blue tag were sponged with Platinum ink, the final tag was cut from sparkle card. The tags were attached with more blue cord, and also adhered with glue dots to keep them positioned 'just so'.


I had mounted the blue layer on the white base, and was still not happy, so I then covered the tags with some scrap paper and splattered with blue perfect pearls and some old silver shimmer spray - neither container will spray now, but the contents splatter well!


The inside of the card was finished with some silver and blues washi tape. 
 The final 'ugh' with this card was when I realised the recipient is turning 21, and I could use another (21st) card I had on hand... 

I do like how this turned out, but it was quite a journey 😊

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34 comments:

Jane Savage said...

Gorgeous! Really love this!
Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday! Jane S (DT) xxx

brenda said...

A perfect creation for our 'Make it Masculine' theme at Allsorts challenge Maxine, so nice to see the colour pallete carried to the inside as well, many thanks for joining in.

B x

Olga Fink said...

Such a beautiful card with lovely details!
Xoxo Olga

Borqna said...

Lovely card - bravo!
Good luck!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

It’s funny how some cards just flow then others do the two steps forward one step back routine! But looks grand Maxine and always handy to have another birthday in your birthday stash. I must make a thank you Card tomorrow l just have it get interested, my get up and go is sliuggish in this heat. Hope you’re coping ok.
Hugs Shaz in Oz.x

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Lovely Linda said...

A great card Maxine - I love hearing how a card evolve. The Danube Blue is perfect ont his and the triple tags - well done xo

Jo Williams Stampin' Up Demonstrator said...

Hello Maxine!
Why you didn't have the stencil right side up and felt you didn't like the results as much, This card turned out wonderful! Sometimes it is our mistakes that turn out to be a happy blessing! :)

Maybe this should make you try out other stencils on the wrong side intentionally just to see what kind of cool results you get! Ya never know!! :)

I also want to thank you for taking the time to visit and follow me on my Stampin' Up Business page. I appreciate it so much. I am also your newest follower! I hope you have a wonderful day!
Hugs,
Jo
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Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, is that washi tape that I spy? I love washi tape!

I also love the clocks on this beautiful birthday card!

Ellibelle said...

So great to see you joining us at Allsorts challenge this week with this fabulous creation! Loving the design and gorgeous shades of blue!
Thank you so for playing along with us!

Mac Mable said...

Glad you continued the journey to finish this wonderful masculine card. Yes gel medium can sometimes seep underneath a stencil and can be quite annoying. I several different gel mediums, with different consistencies as a result! The stippling with the blue looks fabulous. Love the way you did the tag too x.

Sandy Palmer said...

Great job on the stenciling! Thanks for joining us at A Gem of A Challenge!
Sandy DT

JD/ Jill said...

Beautifully done birthday card! great design. (You are reminding me that I need to add birthday cards to my card stash...It's getting low)

Glennis said...

It turned out beautifully Maxine - I love the colour

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wow-- this card is lovely! The stencil is great- I will have to try to use my stencils upside down : ) The tag and the shimmer and the Washi are wonderful!

Gerrina said...

Sometimes Card won't 'do'what you want... Good that you went for it; I like the card! The cord makes it so playful; such a good addition! Hugs, Gerrina

Monica said...

Maxine, this has turned out so well. Aleeza made a card similar to this today and we were wondering at the telepathy.

Hope you are well.

Love,

Monica

mamapez5 said...

You did well Maxine. I don't find stencils very easy to work with. Lots of nice little finishing touches as usual. I must try spattering some of my colours that no longer spray. Knowing me it will end up as ink blots! Well done on a lovely card. Kate x

Brenda said...

I'm glad that you didn't give up on this one Maxine! Cause your perseverance won out and you got a beautiful card. Love the stenciling and colors. Makes for a great birthday card for male or female I think! Love the washi you used too. Hugs, Brenda

aussie aNNie said...

Now I could have sworn I commented on this gorgeous blue card.. The stencils look great and love the result...love the splats.xx

Sue said...

Lovely stencilling and colours, and I like the two little tags, fabulous!

Di said...

Gorgeous card Maxine - what a result in the end! But, I could feel your pain along the way - I have cards like that as well and battle on anyhow.

Hugs

Di xx

Leanne said...

Beautiful masculine card!

Monika Reeck said...

Oh wooww love all the blue on your card Maxine this perfect for manly Birthday card..love your stenciled blue clock...great made
Hugs
Monika

Margaret said...

Well, I think all the trouble you went through to make this card was worth the effort. It's fabulous! You are always so creative and this card was just busting to get out of you. I'm sure your friend will love it.

Karen D. said...

great card mf...I love the blue and am fascinated by clocks so it's right up my alley.
xx Karen

Anna-Karin said...

Great card! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations. Anna-Karin DT

Julie said...

Fabulous birthday card
Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments
Julie T

Loll said...

This is an amazing design Maxine. I love your stenciled clock faces in blue. The splattering of pearls for finishing gives lots of shimmer and shine. xx

Mia said...

Amazing card, Maxine. Great design and I love the washi tapes you used for the inside. Hugs, my dear friend.

Anja said...

What a wonderful card. Love the monochromatic look. Thank you for playing along at the Challenge up your life. Anja

kReN .afourthlife said...

Pretty in blue! Thanks for joining us at the CCC this month. Follow me at http://afourthlife.blogspot.com

EmmaT said...

Fabulous card, looks great all in blue. Emma

froebelsternchen said...

This one ist to fall in love with it instantly!

stampingbowd said...

This is gorgeous! I love the white splatters. So pretty in blue!