Sunday, July 9, 2017

Lace, Paint Chips and Flowers

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This card was made for a young woman who is best described as minimalist, so I needed a fairly simple "unfussy" card, yet I wanted it feminine. 


I started with some paint chips, which I cut apart, as I didn't want the white strips between them and the colour names showing, and then held them together with removable tape while I randomly stamped flowers over them and then gold embossed the images. 
(Be warned, paint chips can bubble when heated!!)


I then separated the chips again and mounted them over the layer of lace on the gray card base.


The sentiment was stamped directly onto the base and gold embossed - quite a simple card, but I was really quite happy with it.

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(The pinks and grays inspired me, and the lines of  the macaroons)

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40 comments:

Liz said...

A really pretty card, Maxine. I love how you've used the paint chips, very clever! xx

Dawn Turley said...

Super feminine Maxine. A great card

brenda said...

What a really effective design Maxine, works so well cutting the paint chips into pieces.

B x

Mac Mable said...

You nailed the simplicity with the feminine to produce this gorgeous card. Fun idea to use the paint chips and loving the bubbling! xx

aussie aNNie said...

Love this Maxine, the lace is gorgeous.xx [aNNie]

Margaret said...

Very pretty card. Love how you did the paint chips. Very creative as usual.

creationsnz said...

Great project, I think the little bubbles add texture! CarolG

froebelsternchen Susi said...

So clever made and just BEAUTIFUL Maxine!
oxo Susi

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Maxine:
I love the cut strips and how you did that. Very cool, and of course the amazing embossing (again). you rock! Thanks for sharing with us.
Blessings,
Karen L
Word Art Wednesday

mamapez5 said...

That's pretty Maxine. A good idea to use the paint chips, and the colour range goes well with the lace. Its almost a vintage feel.

Anet van Zyl said...

Beautiful card Maxine. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Digi Designs. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

MiamiKel said...

Oh wow Max - Beautiful inspiration piece as a springboard ! Your card is so soft and lovely!

Olga Fink said...

Absolutely gorgeous Maxine! elegant and feminine!
xoxo olga

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, your card is sensational! I love the little strips of paper and the lace. WOW! So creative!

Gerrina said...

A fun way to use the paintstrips; looks so good on the lace! Hugs, Gerrina

Irish Cherokee said...

Very innovative. What a beauty. Sometimes knowing the recipient of your card causes us to stop and tailor it to them. You met the caallenge perfectly. Fantastic job Maxine.

Love, Hugs and Blessings,
Jim

Nicola Gold said...

OOh I really love your use of paint chips. I have a few of these somewhere that I've been intending to use! Thank-you for joining us at the Crafting with an Attitude Challenge 'Anything Goes' July 2017.
Nicola, CWAA DT (Amethyst Lily Designs )

kel Acopan said...

love this maxine! the paint chips look wonderful and the lace is so pretty too!! i'm sure the recipient will love it!

lovies, =o) kel

JD/ Jill said...

Very pretty and clever card!

Bonnie said...

This is such a creative use of paint chips! Love how you've embossed the flowers and added it to lace!

Linda said...

This is really beautiful and very creative!

Lovely Linda said...

Such a pretty card Maxine without being fussy - I am sure it was loved by the recipient. Great use of paint chips too! {{{hugs}}}

Suchi said...

Loved the ombre color scheme and the beautiful lace!! Sweet card Maxine! :)
Suchi xx

Di said...

Lovely card Maxine and super how you used the paint chips with the gorgeous lace. Thanks for becoming a follower, following you too now!


Hugs

Di xx

Sue said...

So soft and feminine, Maxine. Great use of the paint chips!

Cobnut Crafter said...

So simple, yet so pretty. I love the delicate colour and fragile lace. x Anne

Barb said...

So creative Maxine--and such a pretty card!

Fran said...

I love how you used the paint chips and the lace is such a feminine touch. I think you nailed it when it comes to a "unfussy" card. Hugs, Fran

Loll said...

This is so creative and unique, Maxine. Paint chips look amazing with the gold embossed flowers. And this is definitely feminine with the pretty lace strip. Beautiful card! xx

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Crafty Calendar, good luck!!! Amy DT

Barb said...

It's a really pretty card Maxine and what a good idea. The lace gives a lovely feminine touch to your card. Barbxx

Hetty said...

Such a fun combination on your card, the lace and the paintchips.
It looks wonderful together.

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Oh that is clever Maxine! I love the way you've used those paint chips! They look fab with the gold embossed flowers and so clever to trim them and remove the paint names. A really pretty, soft, romantic card hun. Hugs, Wends xoxo (17 years tomorrow since my daddy passed, made me think of you and wonder how you're getting on. Sending love and heart healing thoughts)

Pamellia Johnson said...

What a beautiful card Maxine. You have definitely hit the mark by keeping it simple and yet still made it so elegant and feminine. The panels with the beautiful embossed flowers create such a lovely flow. Brilliant design, just perfect for a 'minimalist' as you say. hugs :)

Sue Hickey said...

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Hi and welcome to are Challenge this month.Thank you for sharing your project with us good luck with your entry hope to see you again soon hugs Sue DT xx
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Monika Reeck said...

Lovely embossing in Gold
and love the lace on your card
sweet color combo too Maxine
sweet bday card

Marilyn said...

How pretty is this! I love the textures of the lace and paper together plus it is a beautiful birthday card.

Christine L said...

This is gorgeous and perfect for someone who likes CAS - but with a touch of femininity too! Clever use of those paint chips!

Thanks for sharing at In The Pink - good luck and hope to see you again soon.

Christine x

Milka Gubo said...

Oh what a cool card!! Like it a lot!! :o)
Thank you so much for joining us at Little Miss Muffet Challenge for the challenge #166. Sorry for the late comment. I hope to see you in our current challenge. :o)
Milka GDT

Neet said...

What a brilliant idea the paint chips are - such lovely soft tones. Thanks for the warning on paint bubbling - I would never have thought of it happening. Love the chips against the lace and the sentiment down the side finishes it off to perfection.
Blessings, Neet xx