Monday, May 24, 2021

A Flower for a Friend

Welcome

I really enjoyed making the card for a special friend..

I started with a panel over which I had applied glue and let it dry, then I sponged on distress inks,
(I think I used Spun Sugar, Tattered Rose and Milled Lavender). The glue acted as a resist and gave a wonderful subtle texture to the inked panel.


When I went to stamp the Crafty Individuals stamp  'Flower'  over it in espresso ink, I was very pleased to have a MISTI, as the ink did not really want to stamp over the background, so I had to make multiple impressions. The sentiment stamp was on a wood block, so I removed the wood mount and also used that in the MISTI... 


To embellish the feature panel I added punch waste and lace down the left side, and the punch waste and flower in the bottom right.


The panel was them mounted on the cream base, laying two deep purple snippets under opposing corners. 

The liner had a snippet of the feature panel added to the bottom of it.

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24 comments:

Dawn T said...

lovely card Maxine.

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning, no other words describe the colour and beauty of this fab card for your friend. Good luck with the jabs tomorrow, we haven't had any yet. xx

Ellibelle said...

So very beautiful, Maxine!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, this is a gorgeous creation of mixed media and color. Well done!

Heather said...

What an interesting textured and colored card - so many techniques! Love that flower image. Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!

R's Rue said...

🥰

MiamiKel said...

Maxine, such a beauty this is! I love the color palette and the freshness - beautiful flower, too! Hugs! xx

Becca Sadler said...

Maxine: marvelous mixed media card!!! Cool!

brenda said...

Such a soft and delicate looking floral creation Maxine, thank you so much for joining in at Stamping Sensations challenge this month.

B x

mamapez5 said...

You do have some good ideas for making different backgrounds.This is very effective but I can imagine it needed just the right ink pad to stamp on it. The rudbekia is a lovely stamp. I grew them in my garden in UK. I like the finishing touches. Altogether a lovely card which I am sure your friend enjoyed receiving. Kate x

cotnob said...

A pretty card Maxine, you have created a super background - a lovely, soft and delicate card.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

D.L. Walls said...

Gorgeous card Maxine and so clever to use Glue as a texture. I'm definitely going to try that and thanks for the inspiration! Speaking of inspiration...you should check out my challenge at Inspiration Station...it's based on how a photo inspires you and may feel your card fits this challenges picture. Have a look and see if it's for you: https://inspirationstationchallenge.blogspot.com/
Donna

Irish Cherokee said...

Beautifully done Maxine. Very creative.

Hugs and Blessings,
Jim

R's Rue said...

Beautiful

Shelly Schmidt said...

So very beautifully done- love your glue resist and how pretty is you background. Love all of the fun details on your card- fabulous end result!!!

Jane Savage said...

Love the mixed media feel of this, fabulous!
Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles Gem of a Challenge! Jane S (DT) Paper, Pencils & Pretty Things xxx

pinky said...

This is so delicate and pretty, a gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month.
Pinky

Heather said...

This is beautiful!! I wish I could see the texture in real life; I bet it's fabulous! Love the bit of lace and the "waste" (very cool!) down the side! Thanks for playing with Di's Digi Designs.

Joy Wilson said...

Such a beautiful card, Maxine! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge.  Please join us again real soon!
Hugs, Joy
JoyWilsonInk
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Owner and Coordinator

Suze said...

This is beautiful Maxine. Love the background you created and the inclusion of the punch waste. Thank you for entering the Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

Irmelin Eriksson said...

So beautiful. Thanks for joining us this month at We Love 2 Create. Hugs from DT-Irre

Neet said...

I must try your idea of putting glue on the page to begin with - it sounds as if the texture will be lovely.
Ahm the Misti - I would not be without mine. Whilst expensive at first it is worth its weight in gold to me with images that have previously caused so many problems especially. That cone flower is adorable, and the addition of the embellishment down the side just finishes the card off perfectly.
Blessings, Neet xx

Annette Elliott said...

What a gorgeous card! Your friend will sure to love all the fine details you put into this creation. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Sunday Stamps!

Tracy said...

Fab creation, thanks for joining Stamping Sensations, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x