Monday, August 17, 2015

Simple but Sparkling Sympathy


No, I don't need another sympathy card for myself, rather I have had a request for some!

I started with this rose image, a freebie from STAMPlorations, one that was only available for a limited time, but I have linked to the page where the current freebie is available.

I coloured the rose with watercolours, and added some clear Wink of Stella over it - Oh I love me my WoS!!  The image was then cut with a S/B floral Oval die, and a wee bow added.

The sentiment is from ODBD and was stamped in black Staz On ink on vellum.
The patterned paper is from an Amy Tangerine stack, and I embossed it with the Swiss Dots folder, as what I had thought was a random pattern turned out to be mini cameras, and I wanted to disguise it somewhat... this was mounted over an off-white base after all the edges had been sponged with blue ink.

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  1. so elegant Maxine. The. Swiss Dots does make the background a bit muted

  2. Very pretty Maxine, the shimmer is lovely. hugs :)

  3. A lovely elegant card, and I love it that the flower sparkles. Thanks for playing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies, blessings Hilde

  4. Very pretty Sympathy card!
    Thanks for playing in our "ANYTHING GOES + Image" Challenge #113!
    Sandi ♥
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
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  5. So elegant and beautiful Maxine!
    Fab sympathy card!!

  6. Maxine, the beautiful single rose is so very peaceful. I like the die cut and the sweetness and simplicity of the card. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday, in our 196th challenge.
    Blessings and Hugs, Carole

  7. Maxine, this is a beautiful sympathy card. The rose is gorgeous!

  8. This is very pretty Maxine. You do better with WoS pens than I do. I only have the clear one but I don´t think it adds much sparkle, not like your rose anyway. I also had to make a Sympathy card this week, and hopefully I´ll do a post about it later tonight. Kate x

  9. Sympathy cards are never easy and you did a wonderful job!
    Gorgeous and elegant !!

  10. Is that the Yellow Rose Of Texas I'm looking at! WOW! My very favorite flower ever. Such a gorgeous, gorgeous card Maxine.

  11. This is beautiful, Maxine, and so elegant. I love how you've kept the background simple to show off that gorgeous rose, and with just the right amount of sparkle.


  12. Thanks for entering the 'Clean and Simple' Challenge at Crafty Friends with your stylish sympathy card.. hope to see you again and Good Luck
    Diane Louise xx

  13. I really need to get me some wink of stella because this is SOOOOoooooo pretty! I'm loving the sparkly goodness.

  14. This flower looks so pretty in the ornate oval! I always love yellow and blue together!

  15. A single lovely rose is a perfect image for a serene sympathy card, Maxine! I love how you made this one so beautiful and winking!! Enjoy your day!! Hugs, Darnell

  16. That sparkly yellow rose is so pretty!!! Love your card!!

  17. beautiful and tasteful. and i absolutely love the glitter!

    lovies, =o) kel

  18. Simply lovely Maxine and perfect for a Sympathy card. Love the yellow rose and the shimmer - lovely! {{{hugs}}}

  19. Lovely card the image is so elegant, love the embossing.
    Thanks for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.
    Rose x

  20. Beautiful card- love the rose and the sparkle- and the elegant frame.

  21. Stunning work sweet friend - yes that WOS is quite a flummery tool and fabulous! These cards are so hard to make but we always need them - lovely as always! Blessings!

  22. The shine on your rose really makes it pop. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafting with Dragonflies. Wynn DT

  23. A lovely card - elegant. Thanks for playing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies

  24. Smashing card. Love the image,so good to see the shine.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Friends,hope to see you again soon.

    Tracey DT

  25. Very nice and elegant, love the flower and background embossing. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Friends and good luck xx

  26. A fabulous card, such a beautiful image
    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Friends.
    I have candy on my blog if you would like to take a look -

  27. What a beautiful sympathy card. I love the subtleties and also the glitter you used on the flower. It really made it pop.

    Thanks so much for entering your card into our latest challenge over at Pattie's Creations. Good luck in the draw.

    ☺Lisa D.
    DT Member for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    Décosse’s Dynamite Doodles--My Personal Blog!


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