Friday, June 17, 2016

Maple Leaf Sympathy

Welcome

I made this card for my own use this time - it was difficult to make as I do not know the person it is going to - the wife of a work colleague of DH.


I decided to keep with a simple card, and initially used just the sentiment, 


and the leaf and flower embellishment.  The leaf and flower came as part of a RAK from MariLynn DeGroot (of the Mississippi McGyver blog - do pay her a visit, her work is wonderful).


The lines were drawn using a Signo Bronze pen.

It looked rather sparse, and after digging around in my butterfly jar, I found three gold butterflies cut with a sizzex thinlets die, and managed to match the rhinestone on the flower with some from my stash for the butterfly bodies.

The card base is actually a rich cream, but the camera washed it out and I have not been able to adjust it.

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 - I simply love butterflies!

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20 comments:

  1. Fantastic project!Happy weekend dear Maxine! oxo Susi

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  2. Simple yet so beautiful...love the fall leaf! :)

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  3. very elegant. It is hard to make a sympathy card for someone you don't know... this is perfect.

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  4. Stunning. Beautiful and love this card, beautiful colours and look at those added gorgeousness....xx {aNNie}

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  5. A beautiful sympathy card Maxine. Pretty colours ... love the soft cream background. The outlining detail is a perfect addition to the design. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

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  6. I like those lines you drew in to make a frame border. You are right that the original bits weren't quite enough. Those butterflies were the perfect touch.

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  7. Beautiful card, Maxine. I am sure it will be appreciated, even if you don't know the person. Anyone would love this. The butterfly very much spoke of an ascension to a higher plane and is a beautiful visual metaphor.

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  8. Your sympathy cards always speak to me in a wonderful way, leaves falling after their time is up. Thank you so much for posting you creative and very lovely art in the #234-#235 - Anything Goes Word Art Wednesday Challenge.
    Blessings, Carole

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  9. Elegant and understated Maxine. Love the gold embossing on the sentiment. It's sure to be greatly appreciated. Had to sneak over and share with you where my designer paper is from on my last make... would you believe The Warehouse?! A lovely heavyweight paper called blossom and it has so many pretty pages. Just had to share as I thought it was a fab find and really well priced considering it's A4 size! Big hugs, Wends x

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  10. Such a peaceful sympathy card, Maxine! Love those butterflies and the drawn lines! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! Sorry I haven't gotten over to visit lately! I do so appreciate your sweet comments!

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  11. Lovely, you do well to use natural elements in your sympathy cards. They do have a comforting effect. Big hugs today, Autumn

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  12. Hi Maxine, saw this at CAS MU, and it's lovely. I can imagine it was not an easy card since you didn't know the person, but you've done a wonderful look. The textures on these butterflies add an elegance to the design and I think the maple leaf is gorgeous with the way you've tucked on the tiny felt flower. It's graceful and conveys just exactly what this kind of card needs to express. Well done. TFS & Hugs

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  13. Such a beautiful and elegant card you have created! I love it!
    xoxo Olga

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  14. Not such an easy card to make, but you kept it pretty CAS and with warm colours; ought to be good! That leave looks so good!
    Enjoy the new week!

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  15. Beautiful card and so wonderful for a sympathy card. TFS and joining us at CAS Mix Up. Hugs, Nancy

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  16. A nice elegant card. I like the leaf.
    Thanks for playing with us at Inspiration Destination. Good luck, Michellle (DT)

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  17. Lovely display for our current challenge, lovely colours and thanks for sharing... Julia Spiri Challenges {aNNie}

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  18. Beautiful card Maxine. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Julia Spiri. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

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  19. A beautiful elegant design and I love butterflies too!
    Thanks for playing along with us at As You Like It.
    Hugs, Kat x

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