Thursday, May 24, 2012

Floral Sympathy

Welcome - thank you for visiting.
 I have had to make a few sympathy cards recently, and here is another.


This started with the watercolour paper panel, which I had used the pounding technique to imprint the flowers onto.  This was mounted onto light violet card after adding the gold ribbon with a folded bow and flower brad.


I then embossed the sentiment onto the lemon panel, which wascut with a Label 14 die, and I ran some gold faux stitching around before removing the die.


The final touch was the flourish of champagne pearls.



I am linking this to:


Thanks for calling by - May your day be blessed

Recipe:
Card Stock - Lavender
Stamps: Our Daily Bread Design - Heartfelt Sympathy
Accessories: Clear Embossing ink, Gold ep, Gold Ribbon, Pearl flourish from Kaiser Craft.
                 Cuttlebug to 'pound' flowers with, Spellbinder Labels 14 .

22 comments:

  1. So pretty Maxine. My new dies arrived today... can't wait to play. Love the colour of your background. Did you use real flowers? I used my CB to press some flowers onto watercolour paper the other day. This looks stunning

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  2. Gorgeous card, love your design and your papers. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx

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  3. Sympathy cards are not my favorite to make either- your colors are beautiful- love the swirl of pearls and the ribbon. WOW- what a beautiful background you have created!!! Have a blessed day!

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  4. This is a very pretty Sympathy card Maxine - they can be so hard to make. Love the Pounding Technique and am going to have to check it out! Gorgeous details my friend! {{{hugs}}}

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  5. This is gorgeous..Beautiful soft colors.

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  6. It's hard to make sympathy cards, and you've done really well Maxine! The colours are so soothing and love the touch of pearls and the gold ribbon. Take care! {hugs}

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  7. NOt easy cards to make but you have made this one beautiflly and I am sure it was received with the heartfelt message that came from your heart

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  8. Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me this week. luv gina xx

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  9. Maxine: Thanks so much for all your sweet comments when you stop by my blog. I appreciate it SO much. I REALLY REALLY wish you would consider linking up this card with us at Word Art Wednesday. I want to have you play along with us, and share your beautiful card there. Hope you will stop by and play along!
    Blessings,
    Karen L
    www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com

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  10. Woo Hoo! I'm SO glad you decided to link up and play along with us at Word Art Wednesday, and I really hope that you will come back each week and join us! I'm delighted to have you enter the challenges, and would really enjoy and appreciate having you become a regular participant in our weekly challenges. Have a great week, and God bless you for sharing your art with us, Mazine!
    Blessings,
    Karen L
    Word Art Wednesday

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  11. This is beautiful, Maxine. The background paper is absolutely gorgeous. I've never tried that technique, but I really must have a go, it looks so effective.

    Hope you enjoy this lovely sunny day,

    Lynne x

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  12. Sorry you had to make a sympathy card, but it's very pretty.

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  13. Thanks for joining us at Divas Maxine with this pretty card. Laura x

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  14. This is a lovely card Maxine, I'm sure the recipient will be blessed by it. ~ abby

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  15. It's very beautiful, dear! I love colours and the result of that tecniche. Thanks for sharing :-)

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  16. what a beautiful background - gorgeous colours

    Thanks for joining us at Diva's this week
    Lisa x

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  17. What a beautiful card!! I love your folded bow. Thanks so much for linking up to Word Art Wendesday.

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  18. WHat a great card - it is blingtastic!!!!!!! Thanks for joining us this week on The Paper Shelter x

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  19. Beautiful - very elegant and I love the ribbon detail.

    Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog.

    Helen x

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  20. Another pretty Sympahtycard! Love the soft purple color and the bg you made is gorgeous!

    Hugs
    Gunn

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  21. Very nice card, ones we all struggle to do normally. Thanks for joining in with our Anything Goes challenge over at Pennys and good luck Julie x

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  22. Beautiful card! Love what you did with the ribbon! Thanks for joining us at Pennys Paper Challenge. Hope to see you for the next challenge!!

    ~DEANNE~

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Thank you for taking the time to comment - it is very much appreciated and your comments are treasured. Maxine D