Friday, May 3, 2019

Stylised Birds and an Explosion


I made this card as a challenge in a swap group I belong to - the theme last month was to make and explosion card for our partner.

I chose an older style of explosion design. Here is a tutorial.

The patterned paper was part of an old sheet and I have no idea of the brand!

I added lace both inside and out

The ink I used is Sugarloaf by Whisper.  

I used it to stamp the outside sentiment and the inside swirls - both stamps were from a magazine freebie set.  The edges of the patterned paper were distressed and also sponged with the ink.

I am linking this to

(The edges of the dp are distressed)


Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

WOW! What a fancy fold, Maxine... and beautiful card, too. Awesome!

froebelsternchen said...

Fabulous form and design dear Maxine! GORGEOUS! Happy weekend!


jimlynn said...

I've never even attempted an explosion card. Love your's though and that pretty paper. Like the lace added too.

Laura's Craft Closet said...

This fold is so fun. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafting By Designs.

Mia said...

I have never made such a card, Maxine. Your shaped card is stunning. I love the pretty doodles image and the vintage lace. Kisses, my friend.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Love the colours and additions you've added to this dear Maxine.. just lovely work. So good to see you creating.
Praying for every mercy and blessing next week.
"He is able to do exceeding abundantly above all we can ask or think according to the power that lieth within us..."
Hugs Shaz in Oz. X

Quillish said...

Wow.. what a cool card Maxine, that bird and the design are so modern and chic. Love them and the explosion!! Looks a lot of fun... but a lot of patience too!

brenda said...

What a fun creation Maxine, years since I made one of these and loving the soft blue and greens colours.

B x

mamapez5 said...

That is such pretty paper Maxine, and I like the way the card is folded. The magazine freebies used to be a bit 'ordinary' but they have some lovely ones these days. It is good you have found a use for some of them. Kate x

HJ said...

Beautiful card, Maxine. Love the colors and the fun folding. Enjoy your day!

Lovely Linda said...

Wow Maxine you have outdone yourself with this fold - I am definitely going to have o 'CASE' you. Love all of the detail - the lace is perfect! xo

Sheryl said...

Wonderful folds.
Thanks for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week.
Hugs Sheryl x

Dawn T said...

fabulous Maxine. This one was a fun challenge. Love your design.

Darnell said...

I've never done anything like this, Maxine! How fun and fabulous! I love the sweet whimsical pp!! Hugs, Darnell

Gerrina said...

It is such an elegant explosion card! Love that shape!
And beautiful light and warm with that paper and the ribbon! Hope you have a good week!

Sue said...

Hi Maxine, what an amazing design! Loving the pretty paper x

Ellibelle said...

An amazing design, Maxine. So loving these whimsical stamps!
Thank you so much for joining in at my Crafty Wednesday challenge this month!
Ellibelle's Corner

Sylvia said...

Beautiful explosion card,Maxime.Love the cute designpaper and the pretty lace.

Gr,Sylvia x

Cazro said...

Beautiful cards with a clever project. Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz Caz DT.

Monica said...

It reminds me of folk art designs. So pretty and what lovely colours too.



JD/ Jill said...

Pretty card. Great job with the challenge!

Monika Reeck said...

Great fold card Maxine
love this image so sweet
great ribbon/lace you have
so creative your card

Kristine said...

Hi Maxine!! What a pretty card with a surprising FUN-FOLD!! Very cool :)

Thanks for Linking up at ITD’s Creative Playground Challenge this month! Winners are announced on 2nd Thursday each month

♥Kris, Owner/illustrator

Helen said...

A really clever design - love that lace you added.

Thanks for joining us at the Creative Playground with Imagine That Digistamp.

Helen x