Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Flowers and Bling

Welcome

I would like to extend a warm welcome to my latest follower, Loll from 
 Her work is amazing and I am humbled that she is following me.

With this card I was again suffering from lack of mojo, so I started with a panel that I had stenciled some time ago


After ensuring that it would look o.k. on the green card, I decided to add the embossed edging - despite my best efforts to avoid it, the folder left an impression down the middle of the card....


So the feature panel was to be moved to the right to cover it, but the gap on the left was too large to ignore, so out came the clear rhinestones, and that was overcome.


Ah - a sentiment was needed, so I decided to use silver embossing as it fitted with the clear rhinestones, and then I decided to emboss the edges of the panel as well....


All in all I was pleased with the end result.

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34 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

Oh I have that side embossing folder, it's so pretty love your gorgeous card Maxine.xx{aNNie}

Megan J said...

Hi Maxine, a great card, I can't believe you have lost your mojo! On first look I thought the silver edge was behind the stencil panel. A great tip to emboss the edges. Have a wonderful week... Megan

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ah Maxine this is one superb card, I love it, thanks so much fir sharing it... I'm praying for you, may Lord meet your every need and help dear friend.
I follow a Loll's blog too, she's very clever, love her CAS inky work.
Hugs dear friend, Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Suchi said...

Love the flower border on this card! Fab colors used and love the added bling too! :)
Suchi xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Lovely creation - so nice with the delicat flowr folder!
Happy day Maxine!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, this birthday card is beautiful! Love the flowers!

Mehrll said...

The card is beautiful. Is that a vertical stamp for the words? If so, where did you find it. I have been hunting some. Love your cards.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Looks like your Mojo was revived a bit- just beautiful, love your classic embossing- both the dry & Silver!

Kaija said...

Gorgeous card!Thanks for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.Good Luck and Hope to see again.Gr.Kaija Dt-member

MaryH said...

It's very sunny & cheery, and I love the combo of colors. The stenciling colors spark the green shades of the card base. Loved the way you've fixed the 'crease marks'. That's always a problem for me using a border folder, and your fix was clever and added a lot of bling. Glad that Loll found you...she's amazing in her creativity. Also a very sweet & generously kind lady. TFS & Hugs...blessings as well.

Monika Reeck said...

that embossed border is adorable Maxine
I love the coloring of the flowers too
sweet card you have made again Maxine

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I feel this card has an oriental flair to it. It's really cool and you did that embossing folder proud. I don't do much with mine... envelope flaps... so I find this very clever.

Janice said...

A very sunny card, I love the embossed panel too. Thanks for linking up at Sunny Day Crafting! ~DT Janice xx

Olga Fink said...

Such a gorgeous card! It came out great and balanced, and the rhinestones added this lovely bling effect!
xoxo Olga

Lovely Linda said...

Such a pretty card Maxine - I love the stenciled image - it is so effective!! Great idea to use the bling - love these opportunities for embellishment! {{{hugs}}}

Gerrina said...

Beautiful! Love the combo of embossing and the sunny flowers! Hope you have a good week!

Ginny Maxam said...

Very Pretty card Maxine! IS the flower a stamp or a stencil??
Love it!!
Hugs,
Ginny

Loll said...

Really beautiful card Maxine. Lots of beautiful and special touches you've added with the dry embossing and heat embossing on the edges of your stenciled panel. Great job! xx

Pam Tiedtke, or Pammie Lou said...

Very pretty and all the details are great! Thanks for playing along with us at CYPC!
Hugs

Monica said...

Loving the brightness of this card and how clever to disguise the rhine stones. Great! Sorry for not visiting earlier - was away on vacation to an island in Malaysia. Came back a week or more ago but could not find time to blog.

Hope you are well,

Monica with love

Pamellia Johnson said...

Beautiful card Maxine! Love the bright spring green, so fresh and eye catching. That embossing design is the perfect choice to match your beautiful floral image and I just love the touch of bling!! happy weekend :)

wannabcre8tive said...

Just gorgeous, I love the embossed flower. Reminds me that I should use mine. Thanks, for sharing.

Dawn Turley said...

Very sweet Maxine. The embossing down the edge is lovely

Neet said...

Not surprised you are happy with the result Maxine. Love how you overcome the little things that were sent to test you, we crafters can always manage to overcome these things somehow.
Thinking of you and your family
Blessings, Neet xx

Michelle said...

This is a precious card. I love the embossed border. ( reminds me of having such emboss folder too)
Thanks for playing with us at Craft your Passion Good luck!! Michelle(DT)

Deanne Saunders said...

Pretty!!! Thanks so much for participating in our LEMON SHORTBREAD challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Bianca van Tilburg. said...

What a beautiful card.

Thank you for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge Blog.

Hugs Bianca DT-Member.

Victoria Rowson said...

Beautiful card!! Thank you so much for sharing your lovely card with us at Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog! I hope you can join us again soon. Hugs Victoria (DT) x

Lisa said...

This is so fresh and pretty.Beautiful stencilled cent piece.Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments.Hope to see you again next week.
Lisa x

Fran said...

Love the flowers and bling Maxine!

MiamiKel said...

Gorgeous !! The green really pops against the sunflowers , Maxine! ❤️

Hetty said...

Such a lovely birthday card. A beutiful stencil and such lovely embossing around it.

Karin van eijk said...

Maxine it's a beautiful card
Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.
Good Luck and hope to see you again

Greetings Karin DT Coördinator


Lori said...

What a pretty card! Love the flower border! Thanks for joining us at Digi Choosday xoxoxoox