Saturday, July 27, 2013

Floral, this time.

Welcome again!
I had no sooner completed the first two sympathy cards I needed this week when I heard that I needed a third!

This time I went 'floral' and I am very happy with the result, although it took me all afternoon and I had several 'oops' occasions!


I started with some paper that was on my desk - that had been under some die cuts I had painted and sprayed with a silver glimmer mist.  I know my friend would have laughed with me over using this!


This is a close-up of the shimmer that is on the paper.
I edged all the layers with a quick rub over a bundled sage distress ink pad.


I found some cream shimmery organza ribbon and tied a triple bow.


Stamped, embossed and cut and sponged the sentiment panel.  A bit of an oops there - I discovered when I went to emboss, I must have touched the stamp twice, and I had to take a fine sable brush and tidy the excess....


Now if you have never seen a cream and blue flower with blue leaves, I can understand, but  my friend was never one for the conventional....



I initially assembled this onto just the cream base.  I then stamped a sentiment inside and some flowers... and messed around with the flower colouring it, and boo-boo'd again, so badly that in the end I cut the back of the card off and mounted the front on a blue layer, and that really tied the whole thing together and made it 'sing' - finally!  Needless to say the inside now has just a simple sentiment stamped on it! 

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15 comments:

  1. Great surprise background paper. Don't you love when something like that happens. Never throw paper away. I am glad you joined us at Aud Sentiment.

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  2. Thank you for entering the crafty ribbons challenge
    P x

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  3. beautiful card Maxine. You should enter it into our challenge over at Die Cut Divas

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  4. Absolutely beautiful sympathy card! Love the sparkles, flowers, bow and especially the embossed sentiment...nice touch! Thanks for joining us for the A.R.T. "Anything Goes" challenge this week! ~Cheryl, Senior DT

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  5. So sorry that you need to make another one of these cards...but it is just beautiful! So many neat details! Hope you have a nice weekend!

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  6. It's always so sad when we have to make a sympathy card - but this one is so beautiful! Love the shine and that pop of blue. Perfect in every way!
    Lynn

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  7. Not good that you need so many sympathy cards but great design

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  8. A beautiful card, for someone who sounds like they were very special to you. It's sad to make sympathy cards, but when reading your post, I get the impression that it gave you some time to be with your friend in your heart. I hope so.

    The card is really lovely. Not one of your "oops" shows!

    Blessings to you.

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  9. Beautiful card, just a wonderful shimmer to it.

    So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

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  10. Fabulous job on this sympathy card Maxine. after all your mishaps it has turned out a winner.
    and yes! I love flowers and yours looks great. I wish I could make pretty bows like yours.
    Hugs Maz

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  11. Dear Maxine,

    I think the card will be of much console to the receiver. Your winner's card at WAW brought me to your beautiful blog. Congrats on your win :). Your profile intro is really nice! I'm happy to be your newest member:).

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  12. Maxine, I'm sorry you've had the need to make sympathy cards - but must say this one is gorgeous! I'm sure it touched the recipient at a time when he/she needed it.

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  13. Hi Maxine :) WOW, glittered spritz really glams up a card! Love it :) And that frame die cut is one of my faves. Thanks for visiting my blog. Hope you have a lovely day! xxkris

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  14. Beautiful Sympathy card. Love the shine and glitter . Beautiful Colors! :o)
    Thank you for joining us at ATSC! Hugs Sol :o)

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  15. Breathtakingly gorgeous Maxine! I love everything about this card!
    Hugs,
    Marsha

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