Thursday, August 8, 2013

Classy Lady!!

I hope you enjoy your visit.

I needed a card for a young woman who is very fashion conscious, and reached for a set of stamps by Firecracker Designs (now defunct), and chose the image of a woman in a very classy looking wrap.

I chose to use pink, mauve and blue as I do know those are the recipients favoured colours.

I stamped the sentiment and cut it with the #3 die from the floral ovals dies 
by Spellbinders.  This was then mounted on some lace sent to me as a
 RAK from Kary of Papercrafting and Travel.

The image was stamped in a dark gray ink, firstly on white card, and then onto gray and blue vellum, which I paper pieced onto the base. I puffed up the collar and gave it a slightly different look to the main part of the wrap by embossing it with a stylus from the back. 

To give her even more dimension she was popped up on foam dots when mounted on the die cut .
( I do not know why this photo is so discoloured )

To finish the card I got out the Crystal Stickles and emphasised the frills on the skirt, her necklace, and added some dots on the edges of the die cuts.

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May your day be blessed.


jane stillman said...

A beautiful card,love the backing paper. Thank you for joining us over at LEJ Designs, good luck

Dawn Turley said...

very elegant Maxine

mamapez5 said...

perfect image for the occasion. What a lovely card you have made. Kate x

JD/ Jill said...

Very nice, I'm sure she will love this personalized card that you made for her...

Sue B said...

This is gorgeous Maxine… what a fab image… I love her fur wrap! the paper and embellishments are very pretty… it has a lovely 20s feel to it! :-)
Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design this week!
Hugs Sue B xx

jimlynn said...

Maxine, this is so beautiful and right in style!!! Gorgeous!

Cumbrianlass said...

A very pretty card, I love the wide lace and great image.

Thanks for joining us in the lejdesigns Challenge


she who must stamp said...

Maxine the elegant image looks great on the die cut. Lovely ribbon on your beautiful card!

Bridget Larsen said...

Very classy indeed, reminds me of those actress of vintage era, great job

Elizabeth Hart said...

Such a beautiful vintage look - thanks so much for joining us this month at the Lady Anne's Stamp Challenge and we hope to see you again soon, Elizabeth (DT)
Lady Anne's Stamp Challenge

Amy said...

I love the way you have created different textures in her clothing - it's like being able to 'see' the fur and the sheen of the skirt.

PinkyLisasInkyCrafts said...

Thank you so much for joining in the LEJ Designs Challenge No.65 - Lovely Lace, over on our blog.

The image is very elegant and I really like the hint of glitter. The backing paper works perfectly with the strip of lace. Lovely card.

We have weekly themed challenges and hope that you will join us for more of them :D

Hugs Lisa xxxxx LEJ DT Organiser

Only By His Grace said...

Lovely card Maxine.Good idea embossing the collar.
Very nice design.
Hugs Maz

Jayne said...

Nicely done Maxine, a gorgeous elegant card. Thanks for joining us this week over at LRW.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Oh this is so beautiful. I love the retro gal and the great design, the reciever is going to love this fashioniesta as well. Great job. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

MiamiKel said...

Oh Maxine, you never cease to amaze with your creativity! Such fabulous design and beauty - another stunner! Blessings!

Kelly Neis said...

Beautifully done, love the fur collar idea. Your lace is so pretty and a very nice design. Thank you for joining us at Divas by Design.
Hugs Kelly

Marcy said...

What a beautiful and elegant card! Love the image and the vintage feel to this. Thanks so much for joining our challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps! :)

Jennifer said...

I'm sure the lady will love receiving this. That embossing on the wrap is a brilliant idea.

Thanks for joining in the fun at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge,and good luck in the draw.

Jennifer. x

marsha said...

This is just scrumptious Maxine! Love the vintage design, especially with the lace!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Oh I love this vintage lady- and love the elegant backdrop you put her on. Loving the ribbon tails behind the sentiment panel too!

Dreamtime Designs said...

Hi Maxine,
Just popping over to Congrat you on being the winner over at Divas by design :) I wanted to come & see your design, which btw is wonderful. Very elegant & I love all the lace :) Thank you so much for sharing. Hugz, Lisa.

P.S Would love for you to come, visit & like. Why not enter the DT Call? :)

Dreamtime Designs:
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Dreamtime Designs Craft Challenge: (DT Call)