Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Bookbinding and Patterned Papers

Welcome

I don't know what is up with blogger, but my 'followers'  icons do not show up here on my laptop, but they do show on my phone - go figure - I can't!!

I made this card for the small swap group I am in - 
the challenge this month was to use the bookbinding construction technique.

I was sorely lacking in mojo - I think the winter had scared it off to warmer climes, so I resorted to a Kaiser Craft 6x6 pad called Miss Nellie, and this came together


On the top section, I added some gold ribbon and topped it with green chiffon, tying a bow to one side.
Immediately below that, on the body of the card, I added two of the 'tear-outs' from the pad.


At the base of the card I adhered a topper that I had stamped on - all very simple


The main design in the paper had a metallic element, which you can see here


I used another strip of the paper at the base of the inside of the card


I enjoyed constructing this card - it is a simple way to make a slightly 'different' card.

I am linking this to:

(gold ribbon, chiffon ribbon and paper design all sparkle)


26 comments:

cotnob said...

This is beautiful Maxine, those papers are so pretty.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

R's Rue said...

Beautiful 😍

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, this is so pretty - love those papers!

Mac Mable said...

What a pretty card beautifully constructed and the design and colours look beautiful Maxine x.

brenda said...

It'a pretty colour palette Maxine and makes for a lovely feminine card.

B x

Glennis F said...

Such a pretty card Maxine - I love the colours

Verna Angerhofer said...

It certainly is beautiful! Love the colors and papers used.

Becca Sadler said...

Lovely card, Maxine! Great work on coordinating the accents with the patterned paper design!

Gerrina said...

Maybe your moyo came here with the warmer weather. although today it wasn't cold, but sun and rain and wind all during the whole day...
Good just to keep it simple! Beautiful DP! Hugs, Gerrina

Dawn T said...

Great use of your patterned papers Maxine. It really is a cool card design to make something a little different without being too difficult to make. Watch out for next month.... it's my choice and it's a bit more difficult!

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful Maxine, loving that paper and gorgeous result...xx

aussie aNNie said...

Glorious colours and beautiful design….Thanks for entering into our challenge at
Lemon shortbread Challenges aNNie Designer for Lemon Shortbread
https://thejourneyisthestarthere.blogspot.com/{My Blog}

mamapez5 said...

I am not sure what I would have done to fit that criteria, but that is a very pretty card. The paper with the shiny oval frames is beautiful, and the ribbon and edgers compliment it well. Kate x

Janis Lewis said...

Great card! Thanks for sharing at Happiness Challenges.
:) Janis, Owner & Design Team

Brenda said...

Try clearing your cache and cookies Maxine and see if that helps. Might have to restart your computer as well. Whenever I'm having issues like that, that is what I do and it almost always fixes the issue. I can see your followers from my end.

Love this beautiful card! The paper is stunning, it does all the work, you just added accessories and made it even more amazing. Love the ribbons at the top with the scallop boarders underneath. The sentiment is perfect and I love that you used the same paper inside. Hugs, Brenda

Margaret said...

This is so pretty and very vintage. Love the look.

Myriam said...

It looks great! I can see your followers. Maybe your browser is blocking it?
Thanks for playing with us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday Craft Challenge.
I hope to see you next time!
Hugs, Myriam
DT Polkadoodles

Judy V said...

Fabulous creation! Thanks for joining us for Challenge 15 at Gem of a Challenge!

Vickie Y said...

Beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us at The PIP Challenge.

Lori Podolsky said...

What a lovely and creative card, Maxine. Thank you for playing with us on the Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog. Good luck with your entry, and hope to see you again. Hugs, Lori (DT)

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Great use of DP and lovely work, Maxine, nice colours. Sorry you’re struggling to create, time is always my enemy, including commenting and even finishing cards, start no issue .. funny aren’t we?

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}

Irish Cherokee said...

Wonderful use of the pattered paper. Very creative design perfectly executed. Love it.

Hugs and Blessings,
Jim

Karen Letchworth said...

This is so pretty, Maxine. I love the color combination and that gorgeous shimmery ribbon. Thanks for sharing this in the Word Art Wednesday challenge.
Karen

JD/ Jill said...

This is really lovely...and I am rally struggling to make cards these days too. You are not alone!

Neet said...

Never heard of this technique before but boy oh boy is it effective. I love the colours you have chosen and the shimmery ribbon is just perfect.
Today I noticed some of my followers had disappeared. I just wish Blogger would leave us be, we are quite happy as we were - well I was!
Blessings, Neet xx

Maz said...

Absolutely gorgeous papers! Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday Challenge - Good Luck!
Maz DT
https://blackheartcrafts.blogspot.com/