Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Gold, Grey and a Die Cut


Once again it is time for a new challenge at Word Art Wednesday
Our sponsor this time is Pink and Main, offering a $20 voucher to the winner

When I saw this scripture, I knew I wanted to use it to make a card for a specific person.  
I started with the piece of dark grey cardstock, which was the remnant of a sheet that had been cut, but I decided to challenge myself to make a differently sized card than my usual A6

The die I used is one of a (old) set by Memory Box - it was supposed to be used to cut an aperture in the base card, and have a coloured layer under it - I remembered that too late, so used it this way, trimming the shaped side with scissors.  I also chose to randomly re-insert some of the cut outs,

and the scattered some of the remaining cut outs across the scripture panel, which I had layered, offset, over a gold oval - it looks good, but oh the agony of picking up and gluing all those wee pieces :)

The inside was finished with a simple strip of gold tape.

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cotnob said...

A super card Maxine, a great design - I like the way you have used the gold squares - well worth the effort.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, this looks fabulous! Love the die piece in the corner!

Cynthia said...

Love the die and effect with the scattered pieces. Patience was tested in gluing those! Have a great week!

brenda said...

Beautifully crafted Maxine.

B x

R's Rue said...


Janis Lewis said...

Fabulous card! Thanks for joining Crafting Happiness Challenges this week.
Janis, Owner & Design Team

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Wonderfully precious verse, simply but beautifully showcased Maxine.
Thanks for Sharing, God bless and keep you safe, and all those you love, hugs Shaz in Oz.x

{Wonderful Words of Life - Shaz in Oz}
{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Glennis F said...

Very effective Maxine, I do like that die

Becca Sadler said...

What a clever design for your card, Maxine! Creative and resourceful! Verse is a wonderful reminder and it's great to read that the Holy Spirit was nudging you towards ministering to someone you know.

Joy Wilson said...

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

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful and a pity my last card is gold and black, lovely design. xx

Claire (Mrs H) said...

Love the colours

Dawn T said...

Delightful Maxine. Well worth the effort of using the little cutout bits.

mamapez5 said...

Lovely Maxine. I like making cards with a specific person in mind. using the punched squares was a good way to link the elements but I can imagine they were very fiddly to do. Kate x

Tracie said...

What a beautiful card with such a wonderful message. Thanks for playing along with us at PIP Challenges.

Mac Mable said...

Well worth all the effort Maxine and what a classy card, with a fabulous colour combination x.

Neet said...

I really like the way you used that (squared) die. I think it looks good like that and with one or two of the squares put back and the rest sprinkled across the page. What a good idea. I will now look through my dies to see if i have anything similar.
A lovely card - I do like the colour combo.
Hugs, & Blessings, Neet xx

My Paper Epiphany said...

Beautiful Design for a special sentiment!

Jennifrann said...

Beautiful and classy design!

Jan Mahew said...

A wonderful sentiment Maxine! One's faith is being tested. Thank you for sharing your inspiring creation with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge. Join us again in September for a NEW challenge. Happy Crafting!
(Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

Judy McKay said...

Beautiful card. Love the sentiment. The card and sentiment go perfectly together. Thank you for joining us at A Place to Start this week. Hope to see your lovely artwork back here again soon. Judy DT

Irish Cherokee said...

Avery special scripture, one that should be remembered and quoted often. I love doing inlays. The disintegrating effect is unique in many ways. Very creative use of the punch outs. Love this card.

Hugs and Blessings,

Jane Savage said...

Lovely card!
Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday! Jane S (DT) Paper, Pencils & Pretty Things xxx