Friday, March 13, 2020

A Water Theme...


I was recently asked to make a card for a woman who was turning 70.  In the course of the conversation with my customer, I learnt that the recipient lives near a lake, and that they are very 'environmentally aware' . 

To make the card a wee bit more 'special' I decided to make this slanting tri-fold design, (aka a concertina fold) and used card made from recycled materials for the base, and papers from the Craftwise Ocean 6x6 pack of papers. 

On the front panel the sentiment was stamped and embossed with Whisper Sugarloaf Green ink, cut with an old S/B die, which was embossed and the ink sponged around the edge before removing it from the die.
All the edges of the base and layers were also sponged with the ink.

The centre panel had the age die cut from silver sparkle card in the corner where it could be seen when the card was folded. The dark line through the paper is actually silver, so it all coordinated beautifully.

On the largest  panel of the card I layered this wonderful textural paper from the pack, the 'grey' stripes are actually a textural silver glitter!  I then simply added the embossed and fussy cut feather (from a NBUS STAMPlorations set, Feathery) to echo the 'found' one on the front.  

This is the card opened out, with a white panel for the personal message. 
I was very happy with this card, as was my customer. 

I am linking this to:

(three panels, three papers)


Dawn T said...

Beautiful card Maxine. I'm sure the recipient will love it.

aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeous card, the fabulous fold makes it too along with the colours keeping it to the sea/ocean theme..x

cotnob said...

This is fabulous Maxine, beautiful colours and great design - a super card.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Karen Dunbrook said...

gorgeous card, the colours are fab!!
xx Karen

froebelsternchen said...

This card is absolutely stunning. I LOVE all about it! A wowser!
Happy weekend dear Maxine!

Susi xxx

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, I really like the unique fold on this beautiful card! Very creative!!!

Cinderella said...

Hi Maxine,

What a Beauty this card is and with a personal touch I bet the new owner is gonna love it .

have a great weekend
Hugs and Creativity

Caring Heart Cards said...

Hi Maxine - thanks so much for joining the Southern Girls Challenge! What a beautiful card! Love the color and the way it folds! Great job!

Mel Gee said...

Thank you for entering our Challenge at Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog
Mel DT

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Your card is clever, Maxine ... it really flows! Sorry bad pun, but it does and you've personalised it beautifully,indeedy.
Sorry for borders closing for you and us, guess may affect you as it has here too. Proactive is wise. Praying for you and dear ones too. .. 😊
Thanks for sharing, and may God bless you.
Hugs, Shaz in Oz.x

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Patti said...

What a sweet card Maxine! so many beautiful layers!!

Mac Mable said...

Wow what a stunner of a card and especially love the paper and that silver going through it x.

Karen Letchworth said...

Ooooo….how pretty, Maxine. So many things that I love about this one.
Have a blessed week.

Loll said...

Gorgeous card you've made, Maxine. Your customer (and her 70 year old friend) are going to LOVE this card! xx

Brenda said...

What a beautiful, thoughtful card! The 3 papers and panels are perfect for our challenge. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Little Red Wagon Challenge!

stampingbowd said...

Oh, there is so much to love about this card! I adore the fold and the sparkling back layer! Great color combo and fabulous design!

Nonni said...

That's a beautiful card fold and I love the lake theme of this, all the details are perfect for the theme and make me think of water in many forms! Beautiful! Thank you for joining our 6th birthday challenge at Time Out!

Suchi said...

Ohh the card is so pretty! Great way to get inspired...Thanks for playing with us at STAMPlorations Theme and Photo Prompt for the month of March Maxine! :)

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

This is gorgeous Maxine! I love the card design, I cut a panel to use just like this the other day and then didn't know what to do with it! So colour me inspired! A beautiful job on this special occasion card hun. Stay safe and well with all the scary stuff going on out there. Hugs, Wends xoxo

Gerrina said...

For sure so good combined! Love the marble one! Hugs, Gerrina

Kim Heggins said... in love with your marbled card, what a fabulous technique! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Time Out!

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Fabulous card. Love the colours and theme you chose.. Thanks for playing along with us this month at Angie's Digital Stamps Challenge. AJ DT Angie's Digital Stamps

Candace O said...

Pretty Card!! Thanks for joining us over at the Southern Girls Challenge!