Friday, June 9, 2023

Punky, Funky Flower


I had fun with this card. 
I wanted to use the flower from the Punky Hearts set by Chocolate Baroque Stamps, and this is what eventuated - the card is for a younger woman.

The background was made by inking up the 3-D Altenew folder Gem Pattern with Memento Delicata Golden Glitz ink before embossing the background panel

I then stamped and embossed the image using Espresso Bean ep., on a snippet of white card, and painted using some green mica paint and Lindy's Grab A Guy Gold Shimmer Spray that I had sprayed into a palette, before fussy cutting it.

The sentiment (a very old stamp) was embossed with the same ep, and painted with the last of the spray

I glued the base of the flower stem to the background, but popped the flower head up on foam dots.
The cog wheels were die cut using a piece of gold paper glued to a snippet of thin card.
The lace was some in my stash
I also layered some gold snippets under the top left and bottom right corners of the main panel


Diane said...

Beautifully created floral card!!
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Gerrina said...

I love that CB rose! And like this it is so different and beautiful! Great project again maxine! Hugs, Gerrina

Gina said...

I can't speak for younger women, but this old lady LOVES your card. Thank you for sharing it with us at The Crafty Addicts XXX

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, this looks great - the embossed background and gears give a rustic look and that gorgeous flower complements them well!

jimlynn said...

Fantastic plus! I love the background and that flower is gorgeous and so fun. Love the lace behind the flower too - so many details on this wonderful card. Love it!

Di said...

Wow Maxine, this is very different to your usual cards - love it! Perfect for q young lady.

Di xx

Cynthia said...

Lovely color combo and design, Maxine. The abstract embossed background really makes this pop and the sweet lace gives focus to the rose. Thank you for sharing at Word Art Wednesday this week! Take Care!

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

A fabulous grunge card Faith, wow! Any detail is so interesting and all works so well together!! Love so much the effect of the embossed panel with this flower.

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

OOOpppsss..... Maxine, not Faith! Sorry :D

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

I love how you have put this together Maxine, a lovely embossing folder and a wonderful rose and cog, to show everything off. Love you added the rose to the insert and the envelope.
Faith x

HilaryJane said...

what a stunning card. so much interest and texture. I love the lace xx

brenda said...

Striking use of colour Maxine.

B x

Sarn said...

A very cool card. Love all the elements to it and the quirky flower.

Thanks for coming to play in the Snippets Playground. Once you’ve finished skipping or playging hopscotch, come up to the Treehouse for refreshments! Hugs, Sarn xxx

Bonnie Lynn said...

Love your steampunk flower. I've never thought to steampunk a flower before. I love the effect. Thanks for joining us this week at Pammie's Inky Pinkies. Hope to see you again. Bonnie DT

Barbara said...

Your card is sublime with the single rose. Thanks for playing along with us at Double D Challenge.

Brenda said...

Wow! This is a very cool, unique and artsy card as well as beautiful Maxine! I love the colors, I love the design, I love everything about this card. Very, very cool looking! You outdid yourself with this one and I can see why it was so fun to make! Hugs, Brenda

Mariann Jakobsen said...

Wowsa! Awesome background! Lovely steampunk rose! Love your card! Well done!

Donna said...

Lovely card, I like all the dimension you created with the embossing and gold accents. Thanks for sharing at Jan's Digi Stamp challenge. Donna T

aussie aNNie said...

Gogeous colours and wonderful crafting. xx

Ellibelle said...

Such a fabulous and unique tulip stamp, Maxine, and really loving how this turned out! Such wonderful details!
Thank you so much for joining in at my Crafty Wednesday challenge!
Ellibelle's Corner

Neet said...

That embossing plate works so well with the imagery.
I would never have thought of mixing the rose with the cogs but it works so well. It's a delightful card and I love it.
Hugs, Neet xx

Jan Mahew said...

Creative botanical, Maxine! Thank you for sharing your clever composition with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge. Like your color combination. Good Luck!
Looking forward to seeing you each month for a NEW challenge.
(Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)