Thursday, November 24, 2022

Making Multiples


Warning - photo heavy post!!

I recently attended a function, and secreted away a napkin... I am gaining a reputation for doing that. 

Next afternoon I had fun with it... and made two cards - the third quarter went onto the card crookedly, and the fourth quarter I could not use.  I have ideas for the third quarter...

Part 1

This first card is for the organiser of the function... 
I coloured the around the edges of base white cardstock  with Versafine Clair Pinecone ink.

Popped a couple of rectangles of gold paper under opposing corners before mounting the panel featuring the napkin.
The Thanks (Simon Says Painted Thanks) was cut from card coloured with the same ink as the base,  covered with clear scotch tape for a faux embossed look once cut.  I then cut three white layers - once stacked together and slightly offset, I was not happy, laid the die on the gold paper, traced around it, and cut a  gold 'shadow' layer, and was very happy with the result.


A few coloured enamel dots scattered around, and the card was made.
I did put a thin strip of washi tape in the inside.

Part 2

This time I turned the panel 90 degrees to use it

The sentiment was a die cut using just one layer of the inked card

Three black half pearls and the card was done, except for

the verse I put on the inside - one that is very personal to the recipient.

I was very happy with my afternoon's crafting, and the cards have been delivered, and appreciated. 

I am linking these to:
Part 1

Part 2


Anonymous said...

Beautifully done Maxine. Great use of your napkin

brenda said...

But just look what good use you put that napkin to Maxine, so effective. Been so long since I did any work with one and it's not because I don't have any.

B x

Dena J said...

Beautiful repurposing! Thank you so much for sharing your project at Allsorts and playing along with the Trees/Leaves option.

aussie aNNie said...

Two gorgeous cards, love the heartfelt sentiment x

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Two beauties, Maxine!

Cynthia said...

Lovely group of cards, Maxine. I would have never guessed it was a repurposed napkin! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday this week.

HilaryJane said...

This has worked very well, great idea and great cards xx

At Home In New Zealand said...

Oh no, a Napkin Kidnapper on the loose! LOL, but you have put it to good use :) xx

jimlynn said...

Great recycling and ALL are so pretty!

Karen Letchworth said...

Hello Maxine: What a fabulous card. I love silhouette cards, and this one is super pretty. I also love the scripture you've added. Thanks so much for sharing in our challenge at Word Art Wednesday. I'm so grateful for you, and I give God praise for you. Have a great week.
Word Art Wednesday

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Hope that giving back the cards you made with the secreted napkin your reputation is not ruined :D How fun!
Beautiful both the designs!Love especially the first one with the colourful dots and the faux embossed sentiment!

Gerrina said...

They look beautiful! Love the serene nature colours! Hugs, Gerrina

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Only thought of this earlier today as I picked up a pretty napkin... it was mine so didn't abscond with it.
Two stunning cards, reminds me of a Stampin up set from years ago. Not that I have it! 😂😂😂
Thanks for sharing, and may God bless you and keep you and all whom you love safe and well.
Prayer hugs, Shaz in Oz. X

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

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

PS love that you used pur favourite large verse stamp too. 😂😂😂❤❤❤

Vickie Y said...

Beautifully designed. Thank you for sharing with us at The PIP Challenge.

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Many thanks for sharing this lovely card in our challenge at Allsorts this week.

KraftyKoolKat said...

Fantastic use of that napkin Maxine. Well done.

JD/ Jill said...

Great work with these cards! I have tried using a paper napkin to make cards...but mine did NOT turn out as well as yours.

Rachael said...

A beautiful silhouette card. It turned out great! Thanks for joining us at polka doodles, hope to see you again soon. Good luck!

Brenda said...

I don't blame you for "collecting" napkins from functions Maxine, this one is a gorgeous one! They sure come in handy for making cards and are so many gorgeous ones out there. I LOVE your cards using this napkin!! Duh, why don't I think to trace a die to use as a shadow?!! Such a great idea Maxine, I need to tuck that into my mind-it will probably fall out but I will try. lol Love both of these cards, they are so serene. Love the inside scripture too. Hugs, Brenda

Irish Cherokee said...

Very creative. Love both of these cards. Amazing results. Who knew napkins could look so good as a card!

Love, Hugs and Blessings

Lee said...

So creative! The backing gold adds such a rich touch! Thanks so much for joining us at Beyond the Blue!

Karen said...

Great use of your napkins,both cards are lovely. Thanks so much for sharing with us and joining in with our Anything Goes Challenge at Bizzy Becs.
Karen DT

Becca Sadler said...

Both cards are wonderful and just show us that good stamps/digi images can be versatile for different occasions depending on how they are used. Terrific crafting! --Becca

Neet said...

Both cards, though for very different occasions work so well with the same images from the napkin. What a clever idea to use gold underneath opposing corners, it works so well.
Both cards are equally gorgeous and so suitable for who the recipient is.
Blessings Neet xx

Lena said...

What a beautiful way to repurpose a beautiful napkin. You turned it into two beautiful cards! Thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Gals Corner. We hope you’ll join us again next time. Have a wonderful day.
♥ Lena ~ DT Coordinator
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