Monday, March 20, 2017

Smooshed Stripes

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I made this card yesterday afternoon - it was so good to get back into the studio and create!!


I started with some scraps that I had used to mop up some 'overspray', (smooshed) and cut part of it into strips.


I eventually found that it looked best on a purple card that I had on hand.  I layered a floral die cut over the strips - it was a gift, so do not know the origin of it.


I silver embossed the sentiment, but it is so delicate it did not show well on the card, so I added some rhinestones for emphasis, then also added rhinestones to the flowers and a few to the strips.


What I have just managed to capture with the camera here is some of the shimmer and shine on the strips - the sprays I had mopped up were two Lindy's, and some silver shimmer spray.

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(Smooshing, Stamping, Embossing, Die Cut and rhinestones)


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34 comments:

  1. Your smooshed strips are so pretty and look great on the purple card base. Love the sparkled from the rhinestones. Glad you were able to find a little time to create. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up.

    Hope you are doing OK, Maxine. Thinking of you. xx

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  2. This is so elegant and I love the delicate look! Happy new week Maxine! oxo Susi

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  3. Lovely card and nice to read and see you are in your studio again.xxx ♥[aNNie]

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  4. A very pretty card Maxine. Your stripes are beautiful

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  5. Hello dear Maxine,

    Your card is very charming and pretty. I love the stripes and the die cut flowers. The silver sentiment looks awesome.

    Always a pleasure to come here and see what you are up to.

    Much love,

    Monica

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  6. It is simply beautiful and CAS-perfect! Have a good week!

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  7. Lovely to see you back in your creative zone Maxine - I know it can be like therapy when life gets challenging! A pretty card - I love it when they come together from 'leftovers'. Love it! {{{hugs}}}

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  8. The purple card looks great against those smooshed strips. Love how you've set it all off with the white die cut flower x

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  9. Wonderful card Maxine thank you for joining us over on
    Morgans Art World
    Dianne xx
    MAW CT

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  10. So thankful you got some "me" time! And you made a gorgeous card too. LOVE those pretty strips and die.
    Lynn

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  11. What a great design Maxine. Loving the purple, and the embossed sentiment with rhinestones make it extra special!

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  12. I love how you've used these pretty smooshed strips, Maxine! So nice with that white die cut! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

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  13. A lovely card Maxing. What a great way to use up some of the snippets we all have lying around. Barbxx

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  14. I love the colours and shimmer on your strips and the purple card was just perfect to show them off. I like the addition of the flower spray too. Very nice Maxine. Kate xx

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  15. What a lovely card and a creative way to incorporate the smooshing technique! I like the different elements against the bold purple. Thanks for sharing with us at Inkspirational!
    - Shauna

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  16. Great card and it gives me an idea for using some of my scraps! Hugs.

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  17. It isn't always easy to pick up shimmer when photographing your projects so it is great that you have managed to do so as it really shows up your lovely design. Anne x

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  18. The stripes look really pretty. They remind me of this piece of wallpaper I have hoarded forever because it looks so cool. The purple and the stark white flowers really complement your stripes.

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  19. What a terrific use of scraps and creative way to clean up ! Thank you for sharing your lovely card with us a Making Memories Crafting

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  20. Great way to use scraps...a terrific idea that I have to remember. It made for a very pretty card!

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  21. Brilliant use of your snippets overspray! (do you know about the Snippets Playground?) The arrangement is so artistic and the spray colors really sing on the smooth purple too.What a fab background for the simple white flower. Great CAS layout, gorgeous colors. Hope life is stabilizing at your house! TFS & Hugs

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  22. Beautiful strips! They look great with the purple. The flowers look great on top of them adding that little extra touch! Thanks for joining us at HLS Anything Goes with Dies!

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  23. Stunning!! Love those strips, so much going on but yet just a simple addition to create such a fabulous design down the side. The metallic sentiment with the gemstones are a lovely bit of elegance. Beautiful layout, great colours... totally adore this one! hugs :)

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  24. Gorgeous and a brilliant way to use up some scraps. When we moved, I tried to downsize and get rid of a few things. It didn't take long for me to regret cleaning out my scrap paper container... in fact, I think it happened with the first card I made.

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  25. Great die! The jewels look perfect with the embossed sentiment. Hugs, Autumn

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  26. Great colour combination with the smooshed stripes on the purple! Lovely embellishing too! Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up.

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  27. Sweet mini flower on youe smooshed stripes Maxine
    Beautiful card
    Hugs
    Monika

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  28. Looking great, the little gem centres are so sweet.

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  29. love this idea Maxine well done!
    Thanks so much for sharing your inspiration!
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

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  30. A beautifully delicate look. Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges.

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  31. Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at Creative Fingers. Hope to see you again next time.

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  32. Beautiful card! Thank you for joining us at Making Memories Crafting!
    ~Sherry DT x

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  33. Lovely card and a lovely use of scraps. Thank you for joining our Add Some layers challenge at MMC. Hope to see you again soon.

    Crafty Hugs Sonia DT xx

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