Tuesday, April 14, 2020

White Flowers


Today's card was made for a friend who is turning 89 this shortly, and is unfortunately suffering from Macular Degeneration, which limits her sight, hence the high contrast of  the white die cut over the bright background.

The background was made with brushos, using some gold SprinkleIT  for some sparkle

The sentiment was simply stamped with Peeled Paint DI, hand cut into a banner and mounted, offset, over a snippet of  gold sparkle card

As the die cut was smaller than our standard card size, I added a wee gold ribbon and bow to the base of the card, and also a few gold sequins for some wee accents

The inside I finished with some twill ribbon, which covered the ends of the gold ribbon. A scripture stamped in the same green ink,  from the Grace so Amazing set by Sweet 'n' Sassy stamps was stamped on a white snippet and then trimmed and added to the top panel of the tent opening card.

The bottom panel was white, and I left it plain so I could write with a thick nibbed Sharpie on it. 

I am linking this to:

(NBUS - The gold SprinkleIT and the die )


aussie aNNie said...

A stunning card with stunning colours, I hope your friend will be able to see this card and really enjoy it, loving this .xx

Dawn T said...

Very pretty and eyecatching Maxine. Love the contrast of the white against the bright background.

cotnob said...

This is fabulous Maxine, a beautiful background and the contrasting white die cut is perfect for your friend.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Karen Dunbrook said...

so the white against that fresh looking bkg.
xx Karen

Suchi said...

Love the white flowers against the dark green! :)
Suchi xx

Jan Mahew said...

Maxine- What a wonderful card! What a thoughtful idea- the high contrast for your friend. Being a long time Glitter Groupie, I love the gold sparkle, the sequins, and that little gold bow really seals the deal! Thank you so much for entering JDS Blog Challenge #11! Good luck and be safe.

Jan (owner and illustrator- Jan's Digital Stamp Shop)

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, that is a lovely die and your card with all of its extras is gorgeous!

jimlynn said...

What a great idea for someone with that disease! Love the card too. My brother in law also has that same disease. Not a good thing to have.

Glennis F said...

The white on the colourful background is just perfect, I am sure your friend will love it

Mehrll said...

Lovely card. I know your friend will love it and be able to see the beauty in it. Hugs.

Joy Wilson said...

Such a lovely card! Your background is gorgeous! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. I hope join us again real soon!
Hugs, Joy
Joyfully Stamps
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

Darnell said...

It was very thoughtful of you to make this high contrast, Maxine. It's really gorgeous with a wonderful sediment and your friend will cherish it! I hope you are doing well! Thank you so much for sharing at NBUS! Take care and stay safe! Hugs, Darnell

mamapez5 said...

That is a lovely die-cut with a bright and pretty background. I like the way you have finished it off, and the text is perfect. Kate x

MiamiKel said...

Oh Maxine, how sad to hear about your friend ~ but love that you thought to make her a card! And it's a beauty! Love the contrast and the bold colors and the little hint with the sequins - just so lovely! And AMEN :)

brenda said...

Lovely craftiness as always Maxine, thank you for sharing. Stay safe and well.

B x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ahhh wonderful work there Maxine, well done! Great colours and am sur eit was loved by recipient I’m thinking of what to send someone in similar situation.
Love the grace verse too, put our $ is bad other wise would get them.
Thanks for being a blessing, and may God bless you too, especially in these troubled times, may we look up in faith! Praying you’re all kept well too!
Hugs, Shaz in Oz.x 😊

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

Nice one Maxine! You have put a lot of thought into this and I'm sure she'll love it. CarolG

cass said...

Beautiful card, great technique. Thanks for joining us at Angie's Digital Stamps Anything Goes optional twist Spring Challenge

Neet said...

What a lovely card for someone who is partially sighted. Not only will the contrast between the background and the image be good for her but she will be able to feel the raised flowers in the diecut. Brilliant!
Gd Bless, Neet xx

Quillish said...

Oh Maxine, you are so thoughtful! You make me realise how important is to always think of the recipient. The decut floral frame comes to life with that green background. A gorgeous card.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Loving the white flowers set off with the pretty colored backing!!! Gorgeous!!!

Creative world said...

Beautiful card.Awesome design and background colors under diecuts are perfect...thank you for joinin us at DIGI CHOOSDAY CHALLENEG hope to see you again
Željka DT xx

Chana Malkah said...

Beautiful card and so considerate in your design! I am sure your friend will really appreciate this! Thanks for sharing your awesome project with us at A Place To Start!
Chana Malkah, Owner