Saturday, December 7, 2019

Sparkly Poppy and a Magic Window


This is another Magic Window card - this time made for the New Zealand swap group I am in.
My partner for the swap last month more often than not has flowers on her cards, so that was the theme I chose for her.

 The centre panel is made with a piece of paper napkin glued onto a circle of card, and layered over a maroon lacy circle die cut.  I added some pencil colouring to the image to deepen the colours, and then some Brusho SprinkleIT powder in Iridescent.  

I misted the powders, and unfortunately some clumped together, giving the appearance of white spots, but the the sparkle is so bright in the photo, it caused the camera to loose focus!

I used the last snippets of the design paper for the inside panels, and used white embossing on a maroon snippet for the sentiment

The final touch was to add some satin ribbon to the outside to form a closure.

I will be away from my computer for most of next week - thank you for your visits, and hopefully I will be able to get around to visit after next weekend

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aussie aNNie said...

lOOK at that gorgeous sparkle love it and the inside is really amazing, love this and your swap partner will drool over it.xx

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

WOW!! How creative! The fold is amazing!

Di said...

These are such wonderful cards Maxine - what a stunning fold! And so pretty as well!


Di xx

Megan J said...

Hi Maxine, a stunning fancy fold card with the sentiment appearing in the middle of the card, love the napkin flower and all the sparkle. I hope you aren't being affected by the smoke coming across the 'ditch' from our aussie fires... Have a wonderful week.. Megan

Dawn T said...

I can tell you all... this is a beautiful card. It's at my house now and is totally stunning. Well done and thank you Maxine.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Maxine, sorry you're so busy, but tis that time of the year, these cards with surprise window greeting are lovely, like stamp greeting too.
Thanks for sharing, and may God bless you.
Hugs, Shaz in Oz.x

{Wonderful Words of Life - Shaz in Oz}
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Rose Andrew said...

Beautiful card .. great design.
Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday Craft Challenge
Good Luck
Rose DT

Lovely Linda said...

Hi there Maxine - another great card -love the tissue technique and the shimmer!! That surorise window on the inside is a winner! xo

Margaret said...

So lovely Maxine. I adore flowers and cards made with them. You are always so creative in your designs.

Gerrina said...

Ooh that looks so different and not that easy to make! Love the colours and the fine flower DP! Hugs, Gerrina

Monica said...

Such a beautiful flower, Maxine. I love the paper and all those folds. You are so so so talented and this is not the first time I am saying this.



jimlynn said...

Beautiful! I had no idea that would have been a napkin too. Love that big flower. Very pretty!

Patti said...

Wow! Maxine this is a little work of art!! Your swap partner is going to swoon over this delightful card!

Have a blessed day!

Karen Letchworth said...

oooooo….SO pretty, Maxine. I love the design, and that FUN surprise inside. What a great interactive card. Thanks for sharing this in the challenge and for all you do for us at Word Art Wednesday.
God bless you, my sweet friend.

JD/ Jill said...

Lovely card! I really like the look of that technique. Have to look it up..(Not sure if I'll be able to do it...but you sure aced it!)

Donna Walls said...

Very clever, I must try this design sometime, Thanks for sharing with us at The Paper Funday Challenges. Donna - DT Member

Mema's Crafts said...

Hi Maxine, I love the technique and how everything turned out. I'm not good at interactive cards but you seem to have mastered it.

P.S. Are you safe from the volcano??? Stay safe please!

MiamiKel said...

Outstanding, Maxine! What a pretty pop out card and the poppy is quite dazzling! So sparkly and pretty - and I'm sure your swap partner will be quite pleased! Hugs!

Cinderella said...

What a Gorgeous make I love it
And thank You so much for joining us at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge .
Good Luck

Hugs and Creativity

MariLynn said...

Love how your Marquee card turned out. Interactive cards are so much fun. You need to go to STAMPlorations blog. You were on of the November winners.

cotnob said...

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

KathyA. said...

Thanks for joining us at the QKR Stampede Challenge this week. DT Kathy []

Irish Cherokee said...

Love the technique. Love the finished interior.

Love, Hugs and Blessings

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wow- beautiful flower, love the opening and the sentiment on the inside. Loving all of the sparkle too! Awesome card!

Quillish said...

HI Maxine, I wanted to Congratulate you for winning Stamplorations stencil challenge- Nov. You haven't claimed yet. And coming to your card. I haven't tried magic window ever but this looks so cool and interesting. Thank you for the inspiration.

creationsnz said...

A nice make for our cardswap Maxine, love that sparkle. CarolG

Suchi said...

I love this magic window looks fabulous! Thanks for sharing Maxine!
Happy holidays to you! <3

Deanne Saunders said...

Lovely card!! Thanks so much for participating in our LEMON SHORTBREAD challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!! *Sorry so late commenting! I’ve had a busy couple of months!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

stampingbowd said...

What a WOW technique! Beautifully done. I love the sparkle on the flower!

Karen Dunbrook said... the sparkle.
Hope you had a wonderful Christmas.
xx Karen