Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Blue sympathy

Hello to my visitors - it is great to see you here again :-)

I needed a sympathy card for a man (and his wife) in our church the other day, and this is  the result.

I kept it very simple - the strip of paper in the centre of the card is some dp that I sprayed with silver paint a while ago, and this is an off cut.  The dp itself is a pale blue with a cream flourish on it.  I used some blue ink to sponge the edges with.

I used the same blue ink (Tsukineko Brilliance Mediterranean Blue) to stamp the sentiment (ODBD with Heartfelt Sympathy set) and emboss it.
This was then cut with a Spellbinders Lacy circle die, embossed and sponged with more of the same blue ink.

The card was then assembled and some pearls added.  All done in less than an hour - quite a record for me!!

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  1. Maxine this is beautifully soothing! I think blues are the perfect color for a sympathy card! Love the subtle pattern to the dp! Beautiful job!

  2. Maxine this is truly a beautiful sympathy card! I am sure whomever will receive this one will feel the love that went into it! Thanks for taking the time to play along in this weeks Shining the Light Challenge over at ODBD! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

  3. What a beautiful Sympathy card Maxine!! I just love the blue and your design. So soothing. You sure have done a beautiful job with the "No Coloring" challenge. Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the light challenge.

  4. Mum - can you please make us a sympathy card also, as Uncle Cliff's Mum passed away a few days ago. Just bring it up when you come up for Lydia's birthday, as they're in Aussie until the 6th.

  5. what an elegant card . A difficult card to make - but always appreciated
    Thanks for linking up with Make it Monday this week
    Lisa ;)
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  6. Beautiful card that I am sure will be received with heartfelt appreciation.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make it Monday this week.

    Michelle :-)

  7. Hello Maxine - how lovely to see you posting, although for a sad reason! Your card is simply elegant in everyway. I love the colours and the Nestie - beautifully brought together! Thansk for sharing maxine - it is great to see you! {{{hugs}}}

  8. Lovely Maxine! I love the blue and the wonderful die you used.

  9. A beautiful, simple sympathy card! Thank you for joining us this week at Woodware USA!!

  10. This is perfect for a sympathy card, and yet still fits the bill for our Bold & Bright challenge at Incy Wincy. A lovely card. Really elegant. Annette xx (Incy Wincy DT)

  11. Beautiful card!
    Thanks for joining KKKG this week

  12. lovely card - very nicely finished
    Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog

    Designing for:
    Crafty Purple Frog , Sweet Pea Stampers ,Bearly Mine Designs and Kenny K

  13. Pretty card. Love the blues and the shimmer you used. It's a great masculine-ish card. Thanks for playing in the WoodwareUSA challenge this week. Good luck!


  14. lovely card & beautiful shimmer! thanks for playing along with us at Pile It On! & hope to see you again soon! hugs

  15. I love clean and simple designs! Lovely card my dear!


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