Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Sympathy Season


It seems that funerals, and requests for sympathy cards, seem to come in batches, and this is one time where I am making numerous such cards for myself, and a customer, to use.

This was a request for a card for a male college of my customer who had lost his father recently, and the request was for something CAS. 

I reached for my Lovely as a Tree set by Stampin' Up, and inked up the large stamp with Memento Bamboo Shoot, Dark Cocoa, Cantaloupe and then a Red variegated ink pad by Serendipity.  

I stamped it on a snippet that was just wide enough to take the stamp, trimmed the ends, and then ran the edges over a Versamark pad before dipping it in gold EP, as I was heating it, I added more EP until I had this wonderful, grungy embossed edge.

Before adhering the image panel, I embossed the ODBD sentiment directly on the card base.

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  1. Just beautiful-- the embossing makes it so elegant!
    Happy Day!
    oxo Susi

  2. Beautiful, love the addition of the gold.

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  3. beautifully done. It's always sad to have to do sympathy cards.

  4. Beautiful..a perfect sympathy card!! :)

  5. Maxine I really like what you did with the trees. Thank you so much for posting you creative and very lovely art in the #234-#235 - Anything Goes Word Art Wednesday Challenge.
    Blessings, Carole

  6. It's very beautiful and I love the Gold embossing!
    Xoxo Olga

  7. Love the different colors on the trees and that gold embossing. A lovely card for a sad occasion.

  8. Lovely sympathy card, just perfect for the occasion!
    Thanks for playing at Eureka Stamps this week!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  9. Beautiful your embossing and colours are great...xx {aNNie}

  10. I do love that stamp and hardly ever pull it out to my shame.. well done Maxine and love the touch of gold around it as a highlight very clever!
    Thanks so much for the inspiration.
    Shaz in Oz.x

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  11. So pretty! Thanks for joining at Lemon Shortbread: Anything Goes

  12. This is so pretty and the image is perfect on a sympathy card. Thanks for the inspiration on this set, because I would not have thought of this set for sympathy cards. Yet it's very serene & visually comforting with the idea of trees and life. Like the gold edging, and the image as a 'border' in this layout design. TFS & Hugs

  13. Maxine your card is positively gorgeous considering the circumstances A card that is sure to bring positive thoughts !

  14. So much to like about this card! I really like the grungy gold edging and the variation of colors in the trees. You've outdone yourself on this one!

  15. Never pleasant to have to make these, but if you do you better make them beautiful and CAS like this one! I love treestamps and this is such a great way to use them! Hope you have a fun weekend!

  16. Very pretty card. Sad situation. I like the gold you added. Thanks for joining us at Inspiration Destination.
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  17. Very elegant design. Thanks for joining us for the 'Just For Men' challenge at Digi Choosday.
    Gail Digi Choosday DT

  18. A very elegant and serene sympathy card. I like the calming fall trees. Very appropriate. Thank you for playing this week's Eureka stamps challenge: for the guys. Good luck.

  19. A beautiful card! Thank you so much for sharing it in the MelonHeadz Friends Masculine Challenge.

  20. Super card, loving that gold embossed edge. CarolG


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