Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Lace, Thread and Rhinestones

Life is moving way faster than me at the  moment - I keep thinking it will slow down soon, but it never seems to... 

That said, I am back with my DT card for the Word Art Wednesday Challenge!

My starting point was the piece of dp, which had been sitting in my 'promise box' as a snippet for a while, and was crying out to be used.

 I printed out the scripture and die cut it with a S/B die, Labels 10, embossed it, then sponged it with a soft pink ink before removing the die.

I was not happy with the size of the paper snippet, so trimmed it down some more, and then added the lace.  Still not satisfied, I embossed the card base using a S/B Lovely Lattice embossing folder before assembling it all.

I then  had fun adding embellishments, a rhinestone swirl to the top right corner

and to the left of the panel some multicoloured and silver metallic threads, tucked under the edge of the panel. 

I used the trimmings from the patterned paper to decorate the inside, but although I have taken eight photographs of it, the camera was not focusing properly and they were all blurred.

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Dawn Turley said...

A beautiful sentiment and your vintage-y card is just awesome Maxine. Great card

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful card and quote, you sure know how to make these special..x

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, what a striking card... with the Scripture, textures (lace!) and fun swirl of rhinestones!

EmmaT said...

Wonderful card, lots of lovely textures. Thank you for joining us at Make My Monday. Emma

MiamiKel said...

Oh Maxine, i might have to borrow that - a Promise Box title! This is one super card, beautifully designed and the verse is so lovely. The touch of rhinestones off to the side is spectacular! Blessings!

brenda said...

WHat a super design Maxine and the gems give a real touch of luxuary.

B x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Do love the verse Maxine... youve persisted and made an eye catching card. Well done.
Prayer hugs Shaz. Xx
how blessed we are in the Lord. How He loves and cares. May we recall to mind this fact when our heart is overwhelmed within us.
Grief is a funny thing.
Guess youve struggles sis still. I know I do. Xxxx you're in my prayers. Xxxx

mamapez5 said...

A pretty card with a lovely message on it. I like the lace and rhinestones. They add some good interest and contrast well with the backing paper. It's a great way to use up some of those snippets. Well done. Kate xx

Mia said...

This is a super card, Maxine. Lovely design, my friend. I love the rhinestones and the embossed background. Kisses!!!

Sylvia said...

Very beautiful card,Maxime.Love the rhinestones and the lace/ribbon.


creationsnz said...

Nice mix of textures here Maxine and I like how you used the die as a stencil to add gentle shading to your quote. So glad you joined our Quote/Sayings challenge at Incy Wincy, CarolG

Shanna Slater said...

What a wonderful design! I love all the textures you pulled together. Thanks for joining us over at the Paper Nest Dolls Challenge! --PND DT Shanna

Loll said...

Beautiful card Maxine. Your two DSP look loveley together with the lace over top. Adding the embossing and rhinestone to the dark cream creates an elegant design. xx

Gerrina said...

So many different layers! Looks a bit vintage and a bit modern too! Hugs, Gerrina

Brenda said...

Life is moving way faster than me too Maxine! I wish it would slow down a bit, but course we can't slow time down. Loving your beautiful card. The embossing just is so pretty, loving the lace and snippets you have used and really love that scripture on that label die and sponged. Just beautiful! Hugs, Brenda

Lovely Linda said...

WOW what a beautiful card Maxine -so many beautiful elements framing that scripture - perfect! I hope you are well my friend xo

Olga Fink said...

It's gorgeous Maxine!
xoxo Olga

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love the vintage feel to your card- adore the lace you added! The embossing and swirl of rhinestones is beautiful as well! Hoping your life slows down a pinch for you!!!

Monika Reeck said...

Wooow I love the rhinestone and your embossing Folder so clear Looking on your Card I sometimes use Big Shoot and not so great like this
love it Maxine and great lace
feel Vintage
sweet beautifully made my friend

Helen said...

Beautiful design - very elegant.

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}
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Angela B said...

Beautifully done! Thank you so much for entering the challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to seeing you again in the next challenge.
Hugs & Craftiness,
AngelaThrough The Craft Room Door DT
Taste Of Craftiness {My Blog}
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Fran said...

The sentiment is so lovely. And I love how it is surrounded by beautiful paper and elements. Hugs Fran

Monica said...

Everything is so pretty about this card, Maxine. The verse from the scriptures is so meaningful.



Marina Atsali said...

Wonderful work. Thank you for joing us over on the Get Creative Challenger Blog. Good Luck!