Saturday, December 28, 2019

A Golden 50


I hope you all  had a wonderful Christmas, or should you celebrate another festival, that that too was a precious time of family and friends, and love and laughter.

I had a family member turn 50 recently, and he does not like 'fussy' cards, like most men, I gather :)

I started by stenciling the background using Delicata Golden Glitz ink.

I also ran the ink pad over the wee molded accent piece, and it just caught the tops of the impression.

The 50 was die cut from golden sparkle card using Kaiser Craft Number Dies

The gold embossed sentiment was a magazine freebie.  I hand cut the banner, and the underlying snippet of the last of the same paper I had used (a snippet of) for the side decoration

The photo above gives and idea of the subtle sparkle this card has.

The final detail (inside the card) was the banner made from the last snippet of the design paper .

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Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, this is so pretty with the texture, sparkle, and design. Awesome!

Mia said...

Gorgeous masculine card, Maxine. I love steampunk style. Happy New Year, my dear friend.

Ellibelle said...

What a beautiful card and so perfect for the occasion. Loving the gold embossing! Thank you for your nice comment on my favorites of 2019 post. I'll be sure to keep an eye on your blog so I don't miss your "favorites" post!
Ellibelle's Corner

Di said...

Great card Maxine - I loved reading the steps to make it. It's very classy and perfect for a chap!


Di xx

Sioban said...

Men are notorious for disliking fussy cards, well the ones that I know. This appeals it still had gold and sparkle and yet it’s still manly whatever that means!

Gerrina said...

Looks good to see texture and gold on a men's card; it is for sure not fuzzy, but a beautiful card! Enjoy the sunday!

KandA said...

Wonderful card and perfect design for a man xx

Mac Mable said...

Wonderful masculine card with a great design and the stencilling is great x.

Darnell said...

Any man would love this textured design with gears, Maxine! I love the tie pattern strip on the side and how you added a bit of glitter to the number ~ after all, it IS a milestone!! Happy New Year from me and Hammy! And thank you for your beautiful Christmas card!! Hugs, Darnell

Suzanne Reynolds said...

love the little bit of glitter and embossing. We know there is some fussy with all card making in embossing, layout and the little bit of glitter and embossing. Great card and nicely embellished male card for a "no" fussy man. He will definitely be pleased and not even know it's used the right combination of embellishments to please him I'm sure.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Beautiful card very appropriate for a golden anniversary Maxine... just letting you know too that your lovely card arrived a couple of days ago thanks so much.
Thanks for being a blessing, and may God bless you too, especially in 2020... thanks so much fir all your wonderful words of encouragement in 2019..
Hugs, Shaz in Oz.x

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Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Oops my brain froze, Maxine, not sure why but thought was anniversary card, read a it few hours ago went away and did things and came back to comment and totally lost the plot!! an indicator of two night of five hours sleep not gaining the brightest brain!
Oops hugs. Xxx

Monika Reeck said...

Lovely manly card Maxine
the color is perfecto for Manly
he must be happy to get this
great manly card