Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Silver Sympathy - Guest DT Spot

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I was thrilled to have a card recognized in January by Crafting By Design, and then to be invited to be a Guest Designer for them.  The theme I chose was to use three patterned papers, and that is the challenge for this week.


I decided to use the three papers on this sympathy card, making the three banners from co-ordinating paper from the Kaisercraft 'After Five' collection, and adhered them inside the border made by embossing with a M/B Stitched Rectangle.


I stamped and silver embossed the sentiment, again placing it within the border.


I decided it needed something more, and chose the narrow silver lame ribbon, which I threaded through the top layer inside the embossed border, which gives the impression of another layer.


The edges were then sponged with Memento London Fog ink, the top layer was mounted over fun foam to give some subtle dimension.

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40 comments:

Loll said...

Very beautiful card Maxine. The mix of papers with silver, along with the silver embossed sentiment and silver ribbon makes this so elegant. Congrats on your GD spot! xx

Liz said...

Beautiful sympathy card, Maxine. I love how you've used the die for embossing, very effective. xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Wow .. that is such an elegant card - a wonderful sympathy card -even though every sympathy card means a drama.
Blessings
Susi

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Mm rather partial to Memento London fog Maxine my first ink by Momento and is still going though only a dew drop.
Greg card, love the pretty cardstock made into banners and other adorning features too!
Shaz.x

Jane Willis said...

Another lovely card Maxine, calm and elegant, perfect for a sympathy card. Thank you for sharing again at Ooh la la creations
Jane

Gerrina said...

A great DT-card! Love the little silver ribbon like this!And the different textures on the banners look so great!

Jane Savage said...

Love the simple elegance of this.
Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments! Jane (GDT) xxx

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Maxone - this is so elegant - simply elegant. I love love the palette you have used. The silver is so perfect! {{{hugs}}}

Carolyn King said...

very pretty--love the three different patterned papers and silver touches. Beautiful sympathy card!

jimlynn said...

CAS and beautiful! Love the mix of patterned paper. All that shine is yummy!
Lynn

creationsnz said...

Simply beautiful Maxine, such an elegant card. I like your sponged edges, they really frame the whiteness. CarolG

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

It's always sad to create a sympathy card, because in doing so we know that someone is hurting. But your card is gorgeous and will surely bring some comfort to the recipient!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Loving the silver on this card.

Neet said...

What an elegant card Maxine, so simple but so very elegant. I love cards like this rather than fussy ones.
Congratulations on being chosen to be Guest Designer, well deserved.
Thinking of you both.
Hugs, Neet 14 xx

aussie aNNie said...

Congrats on your GD placement and it's good to keep your mind busy under the circumstances. Loving this silver card it is rather lovely. Thanks for popping in, take it easy.xx ♥[aNNie]

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love the elegant touch o this card- Love the silver ribbon and the banners of beautiful DP!

Suchi said...

Congrats on your DT gig Maxine!! Cool use of pattern papers on the card! :)
Suchi xx

ike said...

That's a fabulous idea - a very stylish card :-) Congrats on your Gest spot :-)
Thank you for coming over to play at IKEsWORLD CHALLENGES.

IKE xx

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Karen said...

Love the stitching, and textured sheen paper.Thank you for sharing with Through the Craft Room Door

Marilyn Mathis said...

Beautiful card. I also love London Fog and it makes this card stand out. Hugs.

Anet van Zyl said...

Beautiful card Maxine. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Crafty Sentiments Designs. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

Susan Renshaw said...

Beautiful card!
Thank you for sharing with IKE'S WORLD Challenges!
Susan
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Bonnie said...

This is so elegant, Maxine! What a wonderful way to use patterned paper! Congratulations on your recognition!

Dotstolines said...

A very elegant card! Thank you for entering our ATG challenge at TTCRD. Looking forward to seeing you again next challenge and good luck!
Regards,
Sunila & Aditi
Dots to Lines

Julie B said...

Those silver DPs are very elegant and make a super CAS sympathy card.
Thanks for sharing it with us at Cardz4Guyz. :)

Cobnut Crafter said...

A very elegant and classy card. Congratulations on Guest Designer recognition. Anne x

Lady Bug Stampers said...

wow this is really elegant. I love it. Thanks so much for joining us at Through the Craft Room Door ATG challenge this week and I do hope you will come back and join us next week as well.
Linda DT TTCRD
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Terri Winske said...

Congrats on your Guest Design spot....you've come up with a beautiful card! Love the design and the monochrome color scheme. Very CAS feel but so much more! Thank you for sharing this with PIP Challenges!

Birdie said...

What an elegant card and love the papers you used for your banner. Congratulations on your guest spot, well deserved I would say! So happy you keep joining us on the PIP challenges.

Barb said...

Congratulations on your Guest Design spot Maxine. Your card is very tasteful and elegant. Barbxx

JD/ Jill said...

Lovely card. Your embossing is so nicely done. Great design on this card!

Sue said...

Very elegant card, Maxine! Congrats on your guest DT spot.

Kandy's Krafts said...

Lovely card for a difficult subject. Thanks for joining us at Crafting from the Heart

JayBe said...

I think these are the hardest cards to make, but you did a great job Maxine - love the three paper banner. Thanx for sharing with us at Cardz 4 Guyz.
Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

MariLynn said...

The card looks so elegant. Love how the silver and white look together. Blessings. Thanks for sharing with the PIP challenges.

Monica said...

This is so elegant, Maxine. The colour combo is gentle yet very eye catching. Very unusual.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a soft and elegant sympathy card. I love the metallic silver against the white and your use of layers!! Thanks for joining us at ODBD!!

Marilyn said...

This is so pretty Maxine. Sympathy cards are difficult to do but yours is classy, elegant and beautiful.

Jan Clothier said...

Maxine, I've just noticed that you are a fellow New Zealander - it's great to see another Kiwi in the challenges!

MiamiKel said...

Well congratulations to you, Maxine! What a wonderful accolade - although ALL of your cards are stunning! This is truly a beautiful card - so sad we need these - but this one will undoubtably will bring comfort. Great DT card challenge you've chosen! Continued hugs for dh! ♥