Saturday, May 30, 2020



The original of this card was made some years ago, and then languished, as it was larger than a usual square card ... (I am sure it was a DT card, but I cannot find the post)

The image is a digi, and is on an old hard drive that I cannot currently access.  I had originally coloured it in pencil, and then had added WoS, but it had lost it's shine.  I was still happy with the decoupage element of the panel, so wanted to use it...

Surgery time!!

I cut down the original yellow base to a more manageable size, and curved the bottom right corner.
To restore the shine I painted the roses with Iridescent medium. 

Having trimmed off the original Thanks sentiment, I then stamped and gold embossed a Happy Birthday sentiment on the feature panel, and then found some matching pearls to add to the curved corner

I then mounted the altered panel onto a deep blue cardstock with a shimmer to it, and layered two gold ribbons over the base to balance the card

I add some floral yellow washi to the inside, and rounded the corners on the right side of the card to tie in with the curved panel element.

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Mac Mable said...

Great restoration of this beautiful card Maxine. The shine and the 3D decoupage looks so pretty and a fabulous design too x.

Cinderella said...

Hello ,
What an awsome creation you made I like it so much
Thank youn for sharing
Be safe and healthy
Hugs and Creativity
Cinderella (

aussie aNNie said...

So pretty and the shine is there and magnificent it is too..great 3D..xx

Monica said...

Beautiful, Maxine. Soooo shiny and yet so subtle. You do have a knack of doing such unusual stuff. Love the calming yellow colour here.


cotnob said...

A fabulous card Maxine, such a pretty image - you did a great job recycling it.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, this is gorgeous! Love the shimmer/shine!

Chris said...

A beautifully designed card, the flowers are gorgeous.
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week.

creationsnz said...

Hi Maxine, well done on your re-make, it looks fabulous. ANother thing gone out of your Bitz box ;-D CarolG

NanaConnie said...

Spectacular, Maxine! Love the heat embossed sentiment and the dimension on the flowers. I'm delighted to see you playing along at QKR Stampede. Hope you'll join us again on June 1st when we go to a monthly challenge. :-D
NanaConnie DT

Glennis F said...

A great rescue Maxine - it looks lovely

mamapez5 said...

Well rescued Maxine. I love the shine on the flower and it is such a pretty colour. Kate x

Suze said...

Great idea to resize the card to a more postal friendly size. I really like the sparkle on the flowers.

Dawn T said...

Awesome recycling Maxine. It's turned out awesome.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Love it Maxine.. colours I love but rarely use, strange isn't it. Its a beautiful 3D image.. iridescent medium is great. Wont wear off!
Thanks for sharing, and may God bless and keep you and all whom you love safe and well.
Prayer hugs, Shaz in Oz. X

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Shelly Schmidt said...

A gorgeous and shimmery floral image! That shimmer is gorgeous : ) Beautiful card and so glad you recycled it!

Being Mrs Miles said...

Hi Maxine,

I admire than you gave this card a new life - so beautifully! Such a pretty floral and its perfect along with all the tweaks to the rest of this pretty card, to give it attention. Someone is going to be truly blessed by your little creation. Blessings!

Loll said...

Alwyas wonderful when you can add new life to an older design Maxine! LOVE this gorgeous card with your shimmery flowers. The colours and layout are fantastic! xx

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

Hey Maxine, I'm back again. Another great birthday card. Love the dimension you've created with the flowers.

Thanks so much for entering another of your projects into our latest challenge over at Pattie's Creations. Good luck in the draw.

☺Lisa D.
DT Member for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
D├ęcosse’s Dynamite Doodles--My Personal Blog!

Gerrina said...

So elegant! Great how you used the glister and matched it with the ribbon! Hugs, Gerrina

Stevenson Q said...

You went beyond creative on this one Maxine! I very much love it!!! I love the fusion of glittery gold and denim!

Happy Weekend Maxine!