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Friday, 20 March 2009

Creative Card Crew Challenge #2

The brief at The Creative Card Crew Challenge blog this week was NOT to use patterned papers .... EEEEK!!

After I'd recovered from the shock, mopped my fevered brow, gulped down a glass of red and had a wee think, I actually surprised myself 'cos I had an idea ... and it was a good'un 'cos it worked.
This card is the result ... where a combination of gold mirri card and a couple of Cuttlebug embossing folders work like a dream together.
To emphasise the embossing I rubbed a brown permanent marker over it and love how it looks almost coppery on top of the gold ... at least it does to me.

Green Papermania cardstock was cut with a decorative trimmer blade to bring in some colour on top of a white card blank and a smidgeon of brown ribbon prettifies the whole thing.

So ... cheers CCC challenge team. You made me realise that pretty papers are not always necessary!

11 comments:

Tasha said...

WOW Max this card is stunning - the embossing is amazing and i love how you used the brown over it to highlight - what agreat idea!
Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew love tasha xx

** Irene ** said...

Wow, Max gorgeous, stunning and sooooooooo elegant, I just LOVE your card, and a little cuttling!!!!! perfect.

luv
irene
xxxx

Kim Dellow said...

Cool card Max. Kim

tracy said...

thats lovely max,
think i need to purchase that folder now lol,

Paula said...

Oh this is stunning what great colour's. Thankyou for taking part in the Creative Card Crew Challenge.
Paula xxxx

Susan.... said...

Love it !!!
Hugs
Susan (saramar) X

Ann said...

My goodness Max I got to try this new technique.

It's stunning.

Ann xxx

Sharon said...

Wow! this is stunning Max. I love how you highlighted the embossing - so creative. Thanks for joining the Creative Card Crew Challenge.
Sharon xx

dragonflyjoy said...

I know this is an oldish card Max but just found it and think it is fabulous. I have this folder but haven't had the courage to try the colouring yet. Well, might have a go over the weekend if we have no more accidents or problems.

love
Joyce xx

Max said...

Must admit I like this card myself.
Thanks everyone for your positive comments ... *smiles*

tiggertastic said...

oh this is lovely, not seen the folder being used like this before. amazin! Sarah xxx