Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Pussycat Congratulations


We recently had the joy of seeing an older couple of 'singles' from our church family announce their engagement, and I made this card for them.

The cats are a very old image, possibly 20 years, as it was one of my original stamps.  I cannot read the label now to know who made it. They were embossed in gold on a piece of paper that had been sprayed with Altenew Frayed Leaf Mica spray, and mounted onto some pale green card with gold mirror card under two opposing corners.
The sentiment was also gold embossed, but directly onto the green card base, again a very old stamp but still available from Montarga Stamps

The heart was painted with Cosmic Shimmer Lustre Polish Raspberry Sorbet

The green card was a snippet in my card 'bits' file, and I had already die cut it   The same sprayed card was layered under the apertures - here you can just see a bit of the shimmer from the spray.
I also lightly sprayed the green card with TH Mica spray, Flickering Candle, and after assembling the layers, using gold under the corners of the green before the maroon base, I added the sequins with a tiny gold metallic bead. 

I strip of sparkly Scotch tape finished the inside.
The card was very well received by the couple.

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Dawn T said...

Adorable card Maxine. Such a cute image.

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Many thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week with your lovely card.

R's Rue said...

So cute. Regine

Ellibelle said...

Such wonderful details here, Maxine. And loving the cats!! Thanks so much for joining in at Allsorts challenge!
Ellibelle's Corner

Karen Letchworth said...

Your sweet kitties are perfectly embossed. Lovely details on this extra sweet card, Maxine. Oh my heart, how I will miss your talents at WAW but I know that the Lord has great plans for you, my sister and my friend. You will always be in my prayers, and we will meet one day for sure PRAISE GOD. Hugs to you, my extra sweet and creative friend.

Vickie Y said...

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

Jan Mahew said...

Regal color combination of greens and gold, Maxine! Thank you for sharing your sweet creation with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge. Hope you will join us again. Good Luck and Happy Crafting!
(Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

At Home In New Zealand said...

I love the way the cats tails curl together :)

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous. Love this and gorgeouness on the card, Great colours and design... ☻

cotnob said...

A super card Maxine, a lovely image.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Gerrina said...

Love really is of all ages... Beautiful card! Love those cats! Hugs, Gerrina

Becca Sadler said...

A darling card that makes an engagement between two older single adults a very special event to celebrate. I'm sure your thoughtfulness has touched their hearts.

Shelly Schmidt said...

How sweet is this image and what a lovely engagement card! I love your skills at embossing!

Brenda said...

I love to hear of love in older couples, and your card celebrates them so nicely Maxine! The cats are too cute with the heart between them. Doesn't matter how old the stamp is, it is still effective! I love the color combo, the gold embossing and the cool corner cut out. I bet the happy couple loved it! Hugs, Brenda

Kristine said...

Really nice, the gold embossing is what really makes this special. Congrats to the couple!

Bonnie Lynn said...

This is so pretty. Thanks for joining us this week at Pammie's Inky Pinkies. Hope to see you again. Bonnie DT

Twórcze pasje Danki said...

Cute card. Great thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy Designs Challenges.
Wish you good luck and hope to see you soon.
Twórcze pasje Danki {My Blog}

Rebekah said...

A very pretty card for a lovely occasion. Awesome! Thank you for playing along with Jan's Digital Stamps challenge! ~Rebekah, DT Member

Diane Louise J said...

Thanks for entering the embossing challenge at Crafty Friends, your card is beautiful.
Diane Louise (Team Leader) xx

Neet said...

What a joyous occasion and one which certainly deserved a card like the one you have made. A lovely image which is still as modern looking as any today and a lovely cut out section in the opposite corner. I bet they were thrilled.
Blessings, Neet xx