Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Gold vines with birds


Once again it is time for a new Challenge at Word Art Wednesday, and this time our wonderful sponsor is Stix 2 Anything, who are providing the winner with an adhesives bundle.  
Having won one myself, I can sat their product is amazing!

I created the background for this card with some Iridescent Medium with yellow paint mixed in - and found I had the most gorgeous gold paste.  This was applied through an old (Layers of Color) stencil  directly onto the Kraft card base. 

I had cut the printed verse out with a stitched rectangle (M/B), mounted that onto a snippet of Kraft card  and distressed the edges before mounting it with foam tape.

These wee birds were stamped with Espresso ink onto cream cardstock and fussy cut out, and I popped them onto the card with some Stix 2 Anything clear foam tape

In this photo you can see the light showing through the mounting tape.
I also stamped some more of the wee birds with Versamark ink onto the background.
The bird stamps are also from Layers of Color, unfortunately the company is now defunct. 

The inside was finished with some gold washi tape.

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Glennis F said...

This looks amazing Maxine, what a great technique

dj said...

I love it!! One of my favorite passages of scripture...memorized it as a young girl and still hold it close to my heart!! Thanks for playing along with our "things with tails" challenge over Cardz 4 Guyz!!

Gerrina said...

It really looks rich with that layer of swirls! Beautiful! Hugs, Gerrina

Mia said...

Beautiful card, Maxine. The birds are really cute and I love how you placed them over the tree. Hugs, my friend.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, this is so pretty. The little birds are sweet and that background turned out awesome!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful card and a wonderful scripture verse too!

R's Rue said...

Beautiful ­čśŹ

JD/ Jill said...

Lovely card!

NanaConnie said...

Gorgeous, Maxine! Love the shiny gold. Putting on a DT hat to say how much we appreciate your support of our challenge over the years and we'll miss seeing you play after we close. Thanks for entering at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies this month and good luck.
NanaConnie DT

cotnob said...

A lovely card Maxine, you have created a beautiful background.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Dawn T said...

Just beautiful Maxine. Lovely card and what an awesome sentiment.

Mac Mable said...

The paste looks so pretty and what a great idea to mix the medium with the yellow paint. Such a beautiful card Maxine x.

aussie aNNie said...

Adorable colours on your card and that image is gorgeous...xx

Neet said...

A lovely scripture for this card Maxine. I always like to see something cut with a die that has stitching on it and it works well here.
Love the gold swirls, how fortunate your mixing resulted in something so beautiful as those swirls. The tiny birds are exquisite, I love how you fussy cut some and stuck them on. I hadn't realised the others were stamped in Versamark, must try that on Kraft in future.
a really pretty card.
Blessings, Neet xx

Brenda said...

Wow, I've never thought about mixing paint with embossing paste before. Although I know people would put some alcohol ink in it. You did a get a gorgeous shade of gold and it looks amazing on the kraft card base! Your little birds are so cute, perfect for this scripture Maxine. I just love this one! Hugs, Brenda

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Beautiful card Maxine, complements thst verse wonderfully well.
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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Tw├│rcze pasje Danki said...

Cute card. Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
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Tw├│rcze pasje Danki said...

I'm again. Thanks for playing with us at the Ike's World Challenges

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Cazro said...

A beautiful card. Thanks for joining in our challenge. We look forward to seeing you again at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz DT.

Sue Jackson said...

The birds are so pretty. Clear foam tape is new to me, but it sounds wonderfully useful! Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz! Xo Sue

Irmelin Eriksson said...

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

Madison said...

Lovely card. Colours are great. Thanks for entering Digichoosday Challenge at Polkadoodles. Madison x

Jane Savage said...

Love the gorgeous gold embossing, beautiful!
Thank you for joining us this month at We Love 2 Create With Polkadoodles! Jane (DT) Paper, Pencils & Pretty Things xxx