Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Praying Sympathy


Welcome again - yes two posts in two days.... thanks for visiting.

This time it is a sympathy card I am featuring.



The background was made by pounding flowers - this was the sheet of paper I had on the reverse of the flowers, so was not particularly 'pretty'. 


 I embossed it with the leafy branch folder, and the rubbed green inks over the embossing, and the edge of the panel on a light brown ink.

As this is quite busy, I kept the balance of the card simple.  


The sentiment was stamped on a small panel of the base card stock, and sponged with the same ink - the base card was also sponged with the same colour.



The final touches were the satin ribbon and bow, and the string of pearls.

I am linking this to:


Thanks for visiting - may your day be blessed.

Please excuse the white highlighting - I don't know why it has appeared, and I cannot seem to remove it :-(

Card Recipe:
Card Stock : Lemon and watercolour paper
Inks : Memento Bamboo Leaves, Pear Tart and Desert Sand.
          Whispers Mossy Stone
Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs - Praying For You
Acessories: Ribbon, pearls, pansies.


25 comments:

  1. what a great background Maxine. The addition of the embossing and inking really makes it amazing. a great card

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  2. This makes an amazing background. It's a very elegant card with great depth. Very cool. Thanks for joining us in our Anything Goes Challenge at Stamp N Plus.

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  3. This is a very pretty card! The embossing is the right touch. Thanks for joining us at Use it Tuesday!

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  4. Love your unique background technique. Thanks for posting to the Stamp N Plus challenge.

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  5. Stunning technique. Love the homemade paper. Thanks for joining us at Use it Tuesday

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  6. Wow! What an incredible technique of pounding flowers for the background along with the embossing and inking. It's beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Use It Tuesday! :)

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  7. Beautiful card! I love the muted look with that sentiment - they go perfectly together. Thanks for playing along with UIT as well!

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  8. This is so pretty! Sorry it has to be for a sad occasion, but the coloring and stamping are so amazing! :)

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  9. Hi Maxine, welcome to the Stamp Addicts group! beautiful blog you have! Your card is just lovely - so soft and serene - beautifully done! x0x0

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  10. My blogs had write highlighting too, I just re typed on a new line and deleted the lines that were highlighting, pain in the R. love this card, you certainly are making alot of these these days.

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  11. What a beautiful sympathy card Max. Love the background.

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  12. This is such a beautiful sympathy card, I love the pounded flowers and your sentiment. I'm sure this will be very dear to the person receiving this card.
    Hugs,
    Marsha

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  13. Lovely card Maxine! So pretty how you did the embossing and quite soothing :)

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  14. Oh Maxine.... what a beautiful background you achieved with this technique!!! I have not tried it yet and must after seeing this! It's perfect for a sympathy card and I love the sentiment!
    hugs,
    Grace

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  15. Very cool technique!! Thanks for playing with us at Use It Tuesday!!

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  16. Fabulous card - wonderful background technique.
    Thanks for playing along with us at An Oldie But Goodie this time.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

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  17. Fabulous background and love the embossed leaves. Great subdued colors for the sentiment.

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  18. Boy that pounding technique sure make a beautiful card. I may have to try that myself. Thanks for joining us at Mema's Crafts with another lovely card.

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  19. Great technique! Nicely done, that embossing folder is one of my favorites and I recently used it to also make a sympathy card. Sadly, I need to make another sympathy card...I might get out that folder after seeing your card.

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  20. Wow- I think this is just gorgeous! I love the colored embossing- and at first glance did not even realize it was embossing. I seem to be needing a few of these recently too.

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  21. Wow, you created that paper! It looks amazing!

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  22. Wonderful project , so pretty
    Thanks for joining us at Oldie but a goodie this fortnight for our flower power challenge
    Lisa x

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  23. Fabulous sympathy card. Those can be so hard to do. Thanks for joining us at Stamp N Plus.

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  24. What a beautiful card Maxine, so pretty and perfect for Sympathies. Hugs, Shannah xox

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