Thursday, 19 August 2021

Monochromatic Happy Birthday

 Thankyou so much for all my kind and friendly comments on my last post,
which I really appreciated.

Today's card is mixed media and Monochromatic.....


The leaves have been stamped and half heat embossed with shimmer.
The die cut flower has been heat embossed with lots of UTEE on my pancake maker
for constant heat and swirled around with a cocktail stick whilst still molten.

I finished off with heat embossing one edge of the card,
stamping the Happy Birthday sentiments
and adding the thin die cut circle.
I had so much fun making this card and it was sent to one very special lady.

Challenges that I would love to enter.......
The Flower Challenge - Use a die (without the option)
Country View Challenge - Monochromatic 
Thank you so much for the Design Team Special Mention - What an honour x.
Just Us Girls - Trend week - Black and White
Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes

44 comments:

Pat said...

Your cards are always spectacular Mac and this one is no exception with the fabulous flower and leaves with lots of sparkle, and what a great idea to use your pancake maker to heat the UTEE covered flower, and love the silver heat embossed edge and pretty mix of sentiments down the side, and the circular frame to lay the fabulous flower over. A gorgeous card which will be greatly appreciated by your special friend. x

Christine Alexander said...

Gorgeous Mac the simplicity of the black and silver is stunning and thanks for the reminder to pull out my hot plate ♥

kiwimeskreations said...

WOW and WOW again Mac - this is amazing - love it!! You really do 'do' mixed media brilliantly
Stay safe
Blessings
Maxine

Marcia Hill said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL Mac! Love your black, gray, & white monochromatic color theme...the leaves and flower are soooooo pretty and shimmery, and I love the background text too! FABULOUS card my friend!! Hugs. :0)

Brenda in IN said...

The blacks and greys look stunning and that flower is awesome. The shine and glitter are gorgeous and I love the design. Edging the card really made it special.

ElizStewart said...

Mac... can I say WOW! Would so love to see a video of you creating the flower...the result is amazing. The flower looks sturdy enough to be a pin. It would be fun to make those, attach a pin back, then attach to a card. A gift in a gift! Love the card and all your hard work! Thank you so much for sharing at Just Us Girls!

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Fabulous card and loving the technique which reminds me I still have lots of UTEE hanging around somewhere. Apparently it's quite difficult to get hold of now as it's not so popular as it was. Wishing you a lovely and creative weekend. You have no excuse now so get on with the crafting Lol! Big hugs, Angela xXx

*Vicki* said...

Wow! That flower turned out incredible Mac! LOVE the way you've used the black and white theme on this! So classy and elegant looking!! I totally forget about using that UTEE stuff so thanks for the great inspiration with that!!

HilaryJane said...

This is beautiful, I always love monochromatic cards and your special embossed central flower is glorious. I love how you have filled the page and that little circle detail is quite inspired. The silver line of embossing along the edge is a perfect bit of extra detail. I just love it. Your absence has definitely not effected your card making, stunning xx

Trina P. said...

Classy monochromatic card! The flower is a standout!… the swirling gave it amazing texture. Love the shimmer and shine.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wonderfully done and so very elegant looking. I love the mix of the colors and your card looks amazing with them.

BożenA said...

You're back in big style, Mac! Your card is so beautiful! I love its monochrome nature. The grays correspond so beautifully with the silver embossing and your flower is a real work of art. This card should be framed and decorate your living room. Elegance and artistry in one.

Susan said...

Wonderful card, Mac! I love the partial embossing on the leaves and the thicker embossing of the UTEE on the flower. And the composition of the card is fabulous with the sentiment stamping and the circle die.

I Card Everyone said...

Something tells me you can totally guess why I love your gorgeous card, Mac! Let's start with the shimmer on those fab leaves - the bloom is pretty enough to wear as a brooch, and all those wonderful words in grey! Love it ALL!
=]

Bonnie said...

This is awesome, Mac! Love all that shimmer and texture! So classy in the black and white! Another masterpiece, my friend!

Greta said...

I've never seen such a gorgeous monochromatic card, Mac! Love the writing, thick embossing for the bloom & how you did the leaves!

R's Rue said...

Beautiful 😍

Maria said...

Your mixed media card is absolutely gorgeous!!! Love all the shimmer and shine and fab texture!! Wonderful text sentiments, too!! Awesome project as always, well done!!!

Loll said...

WOW! I'm always so in awe of your work Mac!! This card is AMAZING! LOVE the stamped word background and those gorgeous leaves. Only you would have thought to add shimmer to half ... that looks awesome! And your bloom is incredible! LOVE the shimmer, shine, and depth from the UTEE. So happy to see you back creating, my dear friend! Love, Loll

wannabcre8tive said...

Your monochromatic card is gorgeous. Love how you used the Ute and the cocktail stick to make your beautiful fliers.

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful and so nice to see your wonderful creative ways and speciality in designing...this is just amazing. xxx

Christina said...

oO That's amazing! The flower, the partial embossing, I am just stunned.

My Paper Epiphany said...

So very AMAZING! The flower is so stunning and then all your other details took your card to the next level!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Gorgeous birthday card, Mac! The monochromatic color palette enhances the shine from the partial embossing on the leaves and the UTEE embossing on the flower. I love the effect, and the wonderful design! I'm sure your special friend loved the card!
Hideko xx

TK said...

Eclectic perfection! So pretty, and put together perfectly

Ros Crawford said...

Incredible!! I absolutely adore this. The flowers and the leaves are fantastic, beautifully placed over the sentiment, wonderful work and wonderful design.

Brenda said...

This is a stunning card Mac! I love the monochromatic look of it. The leaves stamp is so pretty, love how you have half embossed them. The subtle "happy birthday" stamped words are lovely, the light gray lets the leaves and flowers shine, but adds that something, something without over taking the main focal images. Love the thin white circle, again, it adds in that something, something without being so obvious. Now the flower, wow!!! Love how that came out! I haven't done this technique in a long time, but it never ceases to wow me. You sure haven't lost an mojo Mac, this card is amazing!!! Hugs, Brenda

Corrie Herriman said...

Fabulous monochromatic project ! Thank you so much for your contribution in our Country VIew Challenges 'Monochromatic' challenge! Corrie xx

Mrs A. said...

Golly gosh, another super card. You are so good at this style of card making. Hats off up you again. Hugs Mrs A.

Zoechaos said...

WOW what a show stopper. I've never thought of using my crepe maker for triple embossing since I stoped using friendly vlasti it has lain forgotten in a cupboard. Might have to get it out methinks. Blown away by this stunning piece and as always by your creativity. xx

Marina said...

Great composition - you might just inspire me to get my melt pot out (and see if it still works!) ,

craft and color said...

Wow This is absolutely amazing . I love the black and silver
I just looked at your blog and started following you
I would love it if you would also visit my blog and maybe follow?
xxx

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Wowzer! I'm not sure how I missed this one Mac but I'm here, better late than never. It's a stunningly beautiful card and the monochromatic look is absolutely perfect, I love, love, love it x

Viv said...

Such a beautiful card Mac! such a glorious creation again. Thanks for sharing with us over at 'The Flower Challenge' ;) Viv DT xx

Glenda J said...

Wow - this is absolutely stunning! The flower is amazing... love the black and silver together. Also love how you did the sentiment.
Thanks for playing along with Seize the Birthday.

Inkyfingers said...

What a beautiful, stylish card, Mac! You always do the most awesome techniques and the swirly thick embossing on the flower is no exception. Fabulous!
Take care.
Hugs
Carol x

pam said...

Absolutely stunning card Mac.
Pam x

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

I think I can use the word delicious quite freely here, what a great use of your pancake maker. The swirls in that UTEE look fantastic, not as easy as it appears as at times colours can become quite muddy. Another amazing composition that i'd love to run my hands across. Fantastic work.
Hugs Tracey xx

Mia said...

This is stunning, Mac. I LOVE how you made the flower and the half embossed leaves is a great idea. I also LOVE the clever use of different sentiments. Simply PERFECT. Kisses!!!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! every time I visit there are WOW's Mac, this is stunning. I love the movement in your flower and the fab birthday sentiment. Another gorgeous design.
Hugs
Faith x

Sally H said...

An absolutely stunning creation! It is so long since I've done some UTEE! Must have a go again soon

Viv said...

I wanna be your special friend too- ha ha! I will even make up birthday dates every month so I could have one of these amazing creations!
This jumps to the top of my list Mac, I love monochrome and your use of the shimmer on the flower just makes this so special.
Did you get the idea that I love it??? xx

Jo said...

All these grey tones give such a beautiful richness to this very special card, and that bloom OMG ...a piece of jewelry!

Karen Dunbrook said...

how gorgeous.
blessings.
xx Karen