Thursday, 12 May 2016

Many Happy Returns........

Packed and ready to go on our holiday...Hair hi-lighted and fake tan on.....
Before I go this is today's card.......
I started by colouring card stock with water colours using various colours.
I die cut the flowers and in-laid them back into the black card.
I also die cut the sentiment 'Happy' and in-laid that back into the card.
At certain angles the 'Happy' sentiment disappears but still leaves the flower die cut border 
and the white stamped and embossed sentiments, which still makes sense.
I finished off with layering the card onto more black card to frame the flower border.
The great thing about inlaying is that I have the black flower die cut, 
that I cut out to play with on another card.
Thanks for stopping by.
I will be away until the 31st May so please forgive the absence of comments 
on your blogs.....
Crafty Hugs x
Challenges I would like to enter with this card.........
CAS Mix Up - Stamp + Heat Embossing + In laid Die Cutting + Water Colouring
Happy Little Stampers - CAS - In Laid Die Cutting
Happy Little Stampers - Anything goes with die cutting
Seize The Birthday - Coloring - Coloured with water colours
STAMPlorations - CAS - Anything Goes - Optional twist Magenta
AAA Cards - Inlaid Dies



48 comments:

Diane said...

Really lovely design, and the water coloring is very pretty.

Hugs Diane

Mac Mable said...

That is so kind, thank you so much x

Heidi Stamps said...

LOVELY card! Really pretty and I like the subtle happy in it!

Ceal said...

Gorgeous card, I love the pink against the black. Thanks for playing with us at AAA Cards!

Chrissie said...

This is SO effective...the black backdrop gives such a dramatic feel.
Thanks so much
Chrissie
Happy Little Stampers

Melissa L. said...

Lovely, Mac Mable. Simply beautiful. Great combining of challenges. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards. P.S. This reminds me of my Happy Little Stampers CASE the Designer card for this month too!

Mrs A. said...

Love the effect the inlaid gives. Th colours really work well together. Have a lovely holiday. Hugs Mrs A.

Loll said...

Beautiful watercolouring Mac ... looks amazing with the black background. Great job with inlaying the die-cuts. Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! Have a great holiday! xx

Bonnie said...

How dramatic, Mac! I love the ombre pink flowers and how they look in the black card base. Great idea to do the black happy inlay too! Great texture! Thanks so much for sharing with us again at CAS Mix Up!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

WOW! That's some patience right there my friend! Great job! Happy to see this in the HLS CAS challenge! Have a very lovely holiday! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Aileen Ryan said...

Fabulous card, love how your Happy disappears but the card still makes sense. That flower die is very very pretty too. Love how you coloured it.

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful watercolored die cut border Mac. TFS before you went on holiday. So pleased you joined us at CAS Mix Up. Have fun. Nancy

Jane said...

Wow! Bet that flower die was a tricky one to inlay and how fabulous does the black on black 'happy' look. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards and have a great holiday.

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Those flowers just pop off your card! Another inlaid die cut card - you have a lot of patience!!!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Mac, how wonderfully dramatic! Love the vibrant colours against the black, and the ombre style blending on the flowers! Gorgeous! hugs and happy weekend :)

*Vicki* said...

Oh my word this is so eye catching and stunning!! I love the mulit-colored flowers over the black as they really make things POP!! Such a beautiful design here Mac!! Wishing you a fabulous Holiday and enjoy your weekend! HUGS

Creative world said...

Gorgeous set of cards and amazing color combo...hugs...Željka

Catchy Sketch said...

Beautiful flowers and I love how they look on your matte black card!

Marina said...

Stunning colour on the black. Have a great holiday!

Monika Reeck said...

Adorable black and pink
I love your inlaid technique here
and I have seen your card at HLS DIES challenge
so beautifully made
thats why I visit you after look at your card
happy Weekend my new blogland friend (would you like visiting me back and we can make friend :))
hugs
Monika

Monika Reeck said...

Just being your new follower too...hope your weekend is nice :)

Nancy said...

Love everything about this card Mac! The happy inlay was a great idea! Thanks for sharing your talents with us over at Seize the Birthday and we hope you will join us again soon!

Cara said...

Love the double inlaying! Wandered over from AAA challenges and enjoyed your blog. Loving your brushos work, joined as your latest follower. Cara x

Ros Crawford said...

Wonderful card!! Have an amazing time wherever you are going ... Enjoy!

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is brilliant and stands out a mile in the galleries, Mac! It's a winner for sure! I hope you are having an awesome holiday!! Hugs, Darnell

Kate said...

Love the design and the colours !!!

Patti said...

Woo hoo!! this is amazing! I love the die hidden in the black!! this card is a knock out!- stand out!! in the STB gallery!! I'm so happy you joined us before you left.

So glad you are on your vacation! can't wait to hear about it!! : )

Patti

Team Clark said...

Gosh Mac! I love this black on black with the pop of pink! Stunning!

Rahmat said...

Very striking card, I love the pink against the black, hope you are enjoying your holiday!

Toni said...

love the subtley of the happy against that bright row of flowers! Thanks for sharing!

Toni
Stamplorations CAS DT

Neets B said...

Love those pretty colours against the black, so effective and a great die cut.
Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers.
Anita x

Birgit said...

I love both these cards! The black just sets off the vibrant colours of the flowers which are colour d wonderfully

maria f. said...

What a striking design. Those pinks are lovely on the black. Happy vacay!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Are you okay?- I am missing your beautiful cards in blogland....

Mac Mable said...

So kind of you to say...got back yesterday and looking forward to catching up on the blogs..I've missed the creativity and wonderful inspiration in blogland x Thanks again x

Patti said...

Great to see you back again at my blog!! Hope you get rested up to get inky soon!!

I will be gone for a few days myself as my granddaughter will be here for a few days. I will check back on your blog to see if you have posted soon!

Patti

Inkyfingers said...

What a fabulous CAS card. I love how the water coloured flowers pop against the black card.

Suchi said...

Oh my!! Your card is breath taking-ly beautiful! Didn't see you much of your creations in a last few weeks...though could see your comments! :) Everything cool?

Susan Renshaw said...

Great technique!
Thank you for sharing with Happy Little Stampers!
Susan
Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

Craftyfield said...

A gorgeous card! The black against the bright colours just pops for a very striking design, and it's very CAS too.

TK said...

Gorgeous! Love the bright watercolors on the black card. I'm also lovin' that black die cut that does the disappearing act...

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Hello Mac,
This card is beautiful. This is a very interesting combination of colors.
A lot of time has passed, and in the silence you ... surely you have some new cards. Share them, because I can not wait another pretties ...
hugs,
BozenA

Chris Dring said...

Wow! This is a stunning card! Love how that inlaid flower die pops off the black card!

Shawna Standish said...

Hello Mac my talented crafty friend.. all your comments have beven so nice and now I would like to return the favor.. it is not too hard with this beauty. This almost fluorescent color just pops off the card.. so bright and cheery..

Shawna Standish said...

Hello Mac my talented crafty friend.. all your comments have beven so nice and now I would like to return the favor.. it is not too hard with this beauty. This almost fluorescent color just pops off the card.. so bright and cheery..

*Vicki* said...

Wanted to stop by and thank you for your kind comments and welcome home!! Hope you have time to get some crafty fun in there my friend! HUGS :)

Mac Mable said...

That is so kind of you Vikki...I've loved catching up on the blogs but it has taken me longer than I thought but I've loved all the inspiration and creativity that I missed. Itching to go with the crafting though x Thanks so much for stopping by x

Mac Mable said...

Always so very kind and thank you so much x