Friday, September 29, 2017

In Flight


This is another commissioned card, and again a name was requested.  This time the recipient is in their early 20's, and I must admit I was scratching my head as to what to create.

Having decided to feature the NBUS die In Flight by Spellbinders I then made the background using a hand cut template, (stencil)  and Memento Summer Sky and Danube Blue  inks to sponge the clouds with.

 I cut and embossed the bird in a heavy silver card, 

The detail in the bird's plumage is fabulous

The name was also die cut from the same card - I used washi tape to line the letters up on, 
  The tape removes easily and the result looks good.

The  sentiment was silver embossed to maintain the colour scheme.

After the main panel was assembled, I then mounted it over a matching stitched rectangle of the silver card, and then onto the the blue base.

The inside was finished with a strip of the sponged card.

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  1. Beautiful card and love that bird die. Your background sky is gorgeous... [aNNie]

  2. Your stencilled background looks lovely, Maxine and the bird is so elegant.

  3. Wow Maxine - your sky is perfect - such a pretty card too1 Loving your staging my friend! xo

  4. Delicate and so pretty with a lovely colour combination x

  5. That's a beautiful personalized card Maxine! SUPER! You are a great cardmaker!Happy weekend my friend!
    oxo Susi

  6. You are a cloud Master Artist, Maxine! Wow! I think you made an excellent choice of the bird for Tiana's card. It's beautiful and I love how you carried the clouds over to the inside!! Thank you for playing three times in my NBUS Challenge #12!!! Hugs, Darnell

  7. Very nice personalized card with the silver theme. The detail on the birds wing is amazing. Great trick to help line up the letters. Thanks for sharing with us this week at Seize the Birthday. Sure hope to see you here again.
    Barbara DT member.

  8. Lovely card, Maxine, super die cut and the background is beautiful. xx

  9. Beautiful!!! Love the die cut bird and know who ever receives this will be thrilled!

  10. Hi Maxine, a stunning card, love the background you created, what did you use to make the template? I always ask if the person has a favourite hobby, sport or interest when I'm asked to make a card, makes it easier on me if I have a couple of ideas to choose from rather than taking a wild guess... have a wonderful week... Megan

  11. The clouds are so pretty behind this beautiful bird die, Maxine. xx

  12. Your Silver die cuts are beautiful on your stenciled and sponged BG! I love your tip on using Washi to keep the letters straight!

  13. Wow what a beautiful background! Super done! And delicate wings on that bird! Hope you had a good weekend!

  14. Very pretty, Maxine! THis bird looks so realistic, the way it's just taking off in flight from the background!

    Oh, and If you are a subscriber on my YouTube channel (info on my blog), I'm doing giveaways and there is a spell binder die!

    Hugs to you (and Tinker!)

  15. lovely card...great sponged bkg, well done.
    xx Karen

  16. Maxine, your card is beautiful! Lovely bird and so many fun details!

  17. I bet the silver looks so awesome in real life! Great color combo choice.

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner for our Anything Goes challenge.

  18. Fantastic card...thank you for joining us at AUD SENTIMETNS challenge this week,hope to see you again
    Željka DT xx

  19. Hi Maxine! This is really a beautiful CAS card! I love it! Thank you for joining In the Word Art Wednesday fun! Ginny M DT

  20. Your card is lovely! The bird die is so pretty and looks great against the clouds background.
    Hugs, Fran

  21. Awesome look to those clouds, and so pretty as a background for this gorgeous bird. Great work on aligning up the name letters too. It's a lovely card, and your requestor is sure to be so happy with it. TFS & Hugs

  22. Beautiful card Maxine! I love the dove and the sky you have created. I hope you are doing well, sounds like you are keeping busy with making commissioned cards. Hugs, Brenda

  23. Beautiful personalized card!Fabulous background!Thank you for taking part in our challenge this week at the Crafty Gals Corner!Hope you join us again next week!
    Kleri DT (My blog)

  24. It's a lovely card Maxine. I love the bird die and you've made a beautiful background. Barbxx

  25. that bird is lovely Maxine
    love in silver too and great Clouds BG Maxine
    and my sister named TRIANA
    wooow its a bit the same right
    sweet bday card


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