Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Crocus in Focus


Today's card was made for a dear couple who were celebrating their 50-something Anniversary.

I started by cutting the die, and discovered it didn't quite cut how I envisioned it.. 
So I decided the negative would be the main panel, and the die cut was sponged with some light blue ink and placed onto the blue base.

The negative panel was mounted on foam tape over the background die cut. The crocus, (part of a prize from Uniko Stamps) was stamped in grey ink, coloured with Polychromo pencils, and fussy cut, before being mounted on foam over the edge of the design.
A few light blue flatback pearls (a very old part of my stash) were added, and 
the sentiment was a magazine freebie, stamped in the same light blue ink as used on the die cut. 

Some bright blue floral washi tape finished the inside

The envelope was stamped with the crocus also,  using markers on the stamp, spritzed and stamped to get a two coloured impression.

I am linking this to:

I used the centre, vertical row - Die cut, image and sentiment
I used the spring option


Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, the background (die?) really makes this card. The beautiful flower looks great with it. It's always such a delight to see your cards!

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Fabulous anniversary card Maxine. I noticed immediately the wonderful Uniko crocus, how lovely it looks on the geometric diecut panel!! Your pencils colouring is so beautiful too.

Glennis F said...

Very pretty Maxine, I love the crocus

jimlynn said...

This gets a big WOW for sure! Simply gorgeous in every way. Love that background die.

Deanne Saunders said...

Beautiful card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our CRAFTING HAPPINESS challenge!!! I appreciate that you play along and I enjoy visiting your blog!! Have a happy crafty day!! Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Dawn T said...

just beautiful Maxine. Lovely card

Irish Cherokee said...

It is always a pleasure to see the cards you create.The colors blend in perfect harmony. The crocus is beautifully colored. Love the envelope Crocus outline. That was a very special touch.

Hugs and Blessings

HilaryJane said...

This turned out beautifully. I love how you have used that die. Lucky you winning some Uniko products. They are wonderful xx

Leanne said...

Nicely done, I like the die yo used and the flower is so pretty. Thanks for playing our challenge at Cupcake Inspirations. Have a great day!

Leanne DT Member/CIC
Cupcake Inspirations

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Love the die cut that shows your beautiful crocus off. Lovely mix of colours on this gorgeous card Maxine.
Faith x

Tracie said...

Beautiful anniversary card. Love the background. Thanks for playing along with us at PIP Challenges.

Brenda said...

What a gorgeous anniversary card Maxine! I love that die you used in the background, very cool looking. The crocus is beautiful and you have colored it so well. Love the envelope as well. Nice job! Hugs, Brenda

Margaret said...

Wow! This turned out to be just gorgeous. I love that die background and the beautiful flower. Spectacular job.

Megan J said...

Hi Maxine, a beautiful card for your friend's Wedding Anniversary, love the die cut behind the crocus reminds me of Art Deco. Have a wonderful week... Megan

JD/ Jill said...

Wow! What a stunning card!

Nora Noll said...

What a lovely card!! I love the die cut in the middle and how you created the inside. hank you for joining us this round at Cupcake Inspirations Challenge!!

DT Member
Cupcake Inspirations

Neet said...

I love how you used both the negative and the positive in this. it is so effective. What a great technique you discovered there.
A perfect card for your friends to celebrate with.
Blessings, Neet xx