Monday, September 30, 2019

Ivy and Rose Buds

Welcome

I was asked to make a card by a gent who is marking an anniversary with his fiancee.

Believe it or not, I was actually inspired by this card by Cinderella, at least for the basic shape and floral theme!


The lady who will receive this is quite a 'practical' person, so I did not go for a lot of fuss... 
I started by embossing a frame 5mm in from the edges of the card front. Then stamped the 
leaves, which are a very old Hero Arts Stamp, using my new Catherine Pooler ink Grass Skirt 
(that I promised myself I would not open until I have reorganised my studio - oops)


I die cut the hearts and digit out of sparkle card, glued the layers together, and then cut a piece of thin corrugated card to the size of the large heart, but trimmed the sides back slightly before gluing that on, so I could fit the stems of the rosebuds under the edge.  
(I used that 'cover' to attach them, using glue dots) 


I used more glue dots to attach the lace bows over the end of the stems


The inside of the card was finished with a wee piece of washi tape.  The edge of the card front, and the white layer inside were wiped over the Delicata Golden Glitz ink pad.

The customer was very happy with the card - I will have to wait for a week or so to hear if the recipient likes it 

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31 comments:

Janette said...

Thankyou for sharing your beautiful card with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, I really like this tall card design. Beautiful!

jimlynn said...

So very pretty. LOVE the way you did the ivy and that sparkly heart is just perfect. Great card Maxine.
Lynn

Chriss America Real said...

How pretty! When I first saw this I thought the Rose was real .

Hugs,

Chriss

Cinderella said...

Hi Maxine,

What a beauty this is and thank you so much for your visits to my blog always nice to know that someone is enjoying my creations .
Have a nice evening
Hugs and Creativity
Cinderella
XX

brenda said...

How pretty Maxine, I love Ivy and it along with Roses looks lovely for your friend, lovely to see you at Stamping Sensations, many thanks for joining in.

B x

Mia said...

Your card is a real inspiration, Maxine. It is beautiful!!!!!! Kisses, my friend.

Mac Mable said...

What a stunning card, so unique and so very beautiful. The recipient is going to love it x.

Lynne K said...

Very pretty and such an elegant design, Maxine. I'm sure the lady will love it. Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations, hope you can join us again next month.

Lynne

JD/ Jill said...

Lovely card!

stampingbowd said...

I love the sparkle. This is such a sweet card. The way the leaves and buds go up and down the card is super pretty.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Had huge chuckle dear Maxine at your oops! My roomnis in a perpetual state of reorganisation.. one day!
Great card.. you're imaginitive in design.. well done, such cards are tricky I think!
Thanks for being a blessing, and may God bless you too.
Hugs, Shaz in Oz.x

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Dawn T said...

A delightful card Maxine so simple but oh so elegantly done

aussie aNNie said...

Very realistic Maxine and I bet it looks even more stunning in real life. Beautuful make.xx

Monica said...

Hi Maxine,
This card is so romantic and elegant. I love the Hero Arts stamp. I like the way you do the inside of the card. Shiny and pretty it must be. Just lovely.

Now I am using corrugated cardboard all thanks to you.

Love,

Monica

Chana Malkah said...

Nice job, Maxine! I love seeing tall cards and this one is awesome! Thanks, bunches for joining us at A Place to Start!
Hugz,
Chana Malkah, Owner/Designer
A Place to Start Challenge Blog
613 Avenue Create Challenge Blog

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Maxine, a fabulous design.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

froebelsternchen said...

Such a beauty! Gorgeous dear Maxine!
Happy start of October for you!
Susi xxx

Neet said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us Maxine. I love the little rosebuds along the stem. That is so different to anything I have seen anyone do before. The new ink pad is a gorgeous green colour, I must remember that one - so glad you decided to use it.
Am sure the recipient will be delighted.
God Bless and thank for your prayer, Neet xx

Wendy L said...

A super card for our challenge at Crafty Friends, xxxx

Gerrina said...

A bit late...commingting in my breaks from work...live is buzy here at the moment...
Love how you used the flowers and the bright colours! Hugs, Gerrina

Lovely Linda said...

I am sure the recipient will love this - the roses over the leaves are such a pretty touch!! Well done Maxine xo

Megan J said...

Hi Maxine, you have been very busy in your studio. Love the glitter hearts and numeral with the luscious leaves... thank you for sharing with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends... good luck in the prize draw... Megan DT LPoCF

Hetty said...

How sweet!

Becca Sadler said...

What a spectacular mixed media card! Love the stamped leaves with the rose bud stems! So romantic!

Fran said...

Very elegant Maxine. I am sure the recipient will just love it and save it as a keepsake. Hugs, Fran

Quillish said...

Your card made me think, Roses will look gorgeous as creepers! Imagine Roses covering the front patio. Wow. I am sure it was an inspired card, but it's nothing similar, because now it has Maxine's creativity. Beautiful and so elegant, the gentleman must be impressed and the lady pleased :)

Shelly Schmidt said...

How fun and pretty! With a touch of shimmer on that 1 as well! And, you left him lots of room on the inside for a love poem : ) Wonderful card!!!

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful creation and lovely for our current challenge of FOR A LADY/GIRL good luck in the final draw…
[aNNie Design Team Member for Addicted to Stamps Challenges]

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creatingandsharingit.blogspot.com said...

Such a beautiful card. Thank you for play with us at Gem of a Craft Challenge. Good luck with your entry.

Becca Sadler said...

Maxine: I'm back this time for APTS blog to say thanks for participating during September! Your mixed media approach is very creative and makes this card a wonderful keepsake for the recipient.