Sunday, March 6, 2016

Tree Sympathy

 Welcome

This is the last of the sympathy cards for a while (I hope).


I started by masking my card and sponging the green inks onto the card base - I used Bundled Sage, Peeled Paint and Forest Moss Distress Inks, starting in the centre with the lightest ink.


The tree is a S/B  Die D'lites Whimsical Tree die cut


The leaf stamp, from Stampin' Up Lovely as a Tree set, was randomly stamped and gold embossed on the green panel.


The sentiment (ODBD  With Deepest Sympathy) was gold embossed.  It looks a bit fuzzy, but that was partially due to the fact that it was stamped on linen textured card. A few green rhinestones finished the card. 

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25 comments:

Dawn Turley said...

Very elegant card.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Another fabulous symphaty card Maxine!

Tina Campbell said...

Beautiful Card :) Thanks for playing along with us over at Jo's Scrap Shack-Funday Friday Challenges
Tina (DT)

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Maxine, The embossed leaves and the tree are lovely.Hopefully it is the last sympathy card for a while but at our age they seem to come pretty steadily.Thank you so much for entering our 221st challenge. We are always delighted to see your entries and appreciate your inspirational creativity.
Blessings,
Carole Robb Bisson
Word Art Wednesday
DT Member

Bonnie said...

I love the way you've sponged the green panel and those gold embossed leaves on it! So much dimension!

Karen Letchworth said...

This is beautiful, Maxine, and it has wonderful textures as well. I always enjoy your creativity. Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and share your talents with us. It's always a real treat to have you share your art in our challenges, and I really hope that you will join us again soon.
Blessings,
Karen
Word Art Wednesday

Arlene said...

Lovely sympathy card.


So glad you joined us at Morgan's ArtWorld.

Gerrina said...

So tranquil! Perfect for a sympathy card! Have a colourfull week!

Suchi said...

That tree die is so beautiful, love the green and embossing! :)
Suchi xx

Lovely Linda said...

Such a lovely idea for a Sympathy card Maxine - they are such hard cards to create - but you have done so well! I love the Diecut and the embossing - lovely! {{{hugs}}}

MaryH said...

A very beautiful sympathy card. Your masking is perfect, and loved the idea that you embossed those tiny leaves over top of the color. The tree is perfect for this elegant design. TFS & Have a super upcoming week. Hugs

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

what a great card, Maxine very well done!
i have that lovely as tree set.. that leaf stamp ties it all together so very well done!
Thanks so much for popping over and for sharing.
Shaz in Oz.x

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Such a soft and soothing Sympathy card, Maxine!! Love the gold embossed leaves and the way you've sponged the green panel. Thanks for joining us at ODBD!

kel Acopan said...

This is beautiful Maxine. Love your embossing on this card!

lovies, =o) kel

Olga Fink said...

Beautiful card! Xoxo Olga

Lori said...

Very nice card!

Spa Offer Lover said...

Very elegant and appropriate!

Sandi said...

Thanks for playing in our "Green is the Color" Challenge #120!
Sandi ♥
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

lyn hitchcock said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely card with us at Simply Papercraft - good luck
Lyn - DT

LesLee said...

This is so lovely... I love the leaves flowing off the tree but contained to one area... It is fabulous Thanks for joining us at Simply create too

Suze said...

Lovely sympathy card. Thank you for joining in the Anything Goes challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

Vic said...

A sad occasion but a fitting and lovely card - love the gold embossed leaves on the green. Thanks for sharing your creation with us this month at Patties Creations, Vic - DT x

Alicia Borowski said...

Very elegant & delicate. Thanks for joining us for our 'Anything Goes' challenge #53.
Alicia (Art by Miran DT)
MaxiBelle Studio

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Very nice! I think this is a nice and hopeful sympathy card, not morose. Good job!

Helen said...

A great card - thanks for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

Helen x