Friday, January 4, 2019

Rhinestones and Ribbon


I do hope you all had a wonderful new year, and new goals for the year are set.  

"I'm late, I'm late for a very important date.." (a quote by White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland), and embarrassingly so, for the first Word Art Wednesday Challenge for the New Year.  
 Hangs head in shame.

The verse we were given is this beautifully presented one, designed by Karen Murray.  I kept the card layout simple to be able to really showcase it to best advantage. 

After trimming the verse (which is available for free download) I sponged it with Memento London Fog ink.  The framing die-cut, from a snippet of card that matches the base,  is one from the lavish layers set  by Divinity Designs .  Because of the balanced border design, I could not adjust  the shape, so offset the scripture and added some clear rhinestones.

I finished the card by mounting the panel, again offset to the left , over an embossed layer of dp, from an old Kaiser Kraft pad, "After Five", and adding the ribbon and bow and a few scattered rhinestones.
I tried to capture the glint of the sun on the rhinestones and failed, and the strong light also dulled the colours a bit - the second photo, taken inside, shows the true colours of the card.

The inside I finished with a wee strip of Washi tape.

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aussie aNNie said...

Lovely card with strong words. A good

Elizabeth Hart said...

Your card is so beautifully composed - love it. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Crafty Creations Challenge, elizabeth (DT)

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi dear Maxine,
I thank you so very much for popping over and joining my new blog called wonderful words of life, you’re my first wonderful encourager!

I noticed that you were absent on first WAW post too dear sis, time does get away from one, but saw on Instagram that you had family so guess you were busy! Wow so many forums these days hard to keep up.
I love this averse and your layout and colours highlight it beautifully.
Hugs Shaz in Oz.x

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Mia said...

I love your cards with Christian verses, Maxine. And this one is simply gorgeous. Hugs, my friend.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, there's so much texture on this beautiful card... a true work of art!

jimlynn said...

Better late than never Maxine - and your card is so beautiful!

Gina's Cards said...

Such a lovely card. The colours and details are gorgeous. Thank you for sharing with us at Polkadoodles Crafting, good luck and I hope you will join us again.
Gina xx

Quillish said...

This is lovely Maxine.. the quote.. the ribbons.. embossing.. die cutting.. all the lovely things together, with the Rhinestone. Just so pretty!

Gerrina said...

That knitted background makes this card such a warm one; great for the text-panal! Enjoy the weekend!

Sue said...

Beautiful embossing and layers make a lovely frame for the verse. Happy New Year!

Suzi Mac said...

This is so so lovely. fabulous sentiment and design. Thank you for joining us over at Polkadoodles crafting good luck!!
Suzi x

Mac Mable said...

You where so right to let the 'words' be the star of this card Maxine. The dry embossing enhances it and so does the fabulous and elegant layout x.

Mia said...

Hi Maxine,
I am coming back with my DT hat on:
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.
TTCRD DT {My Blog}

Olga Fink said...

Very beautiful Maxine!
Happy New Year!
xoxo Olga

Rose Andrew said...

Lovely card . Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge Wk1
Good Luck
Rose DT

Joy Wilson said...

Such a lovely card! I love the sentiment and the yellow on the burlap looking paper! Thanks for joining us and good luck with your entry!
Hugs, Joy

Dawn T said...

stunning sentiment Maxine. This is a great card

Monica said...

Wow, Maxine, I needed this quote. It is so so so right for me. Lovely card with much class and clarity. Love it.

Happy New Year, my friend.



Margaret said...

Such a lovely card. I like the layout and all the bling that you used to make it sparkle. Hope your 2019 is a blessed year for you.

Angela B. said...

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}
Through The Craft Room Door

Irish Cherokee said...

The verse is one of my favorites and is on one of my caps that I wear often. Love the card. Beautifully done.

Love, Hugs and Blessings

Fran said...

A beautiful verse on a beautiful card!
Hugs, Fran

Neet said...

What a beautiful quote you have used on here Maxine. I love the grey and the yellow together. I remember having seen those two colours used before but I never think to use them myself. I will try to remember because your card is beautiful.
Hugs, Neet xx

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love the sentiment takes main stage on the card- and love the texture and the die you used. The colors are very pretty together!

Monica C. said...

I really love how you have offset the verse a little to the side. The layers are beautiful and yet not overpowering to take away from the sentiment.
Thank you for joining the Crafting With An Attitude challenge.
Monica C. DT CWAA

JD/ Jill said...

This is beautiful, Maxine, I like the colors that you used...and your great design.
Thank you for all the nice comments on my blog...and regard to my bird card...if you have that magazine UNOPENED...Open it...It's a really great one with lots of ideas...

Monica said...

Loving the colour scheme and the quote. SUPERB.