Friday, April 13, 2018

Wrapping Paper Sympathy

Welcome.

As you all know, inspiration can come from anywhere. 
I was out shopping with a friend recently and we spotted some very interesting wrapping paper - it was fairly expensive, and it was being sold by the sheet, so we decided on two designs that we both liked, bought them, then halved the sheets, and told ourselves we were shopping wisely!


I made this sympathy card for the family of a lady who had loved gardening, and one of the sheets of wrapping paper was a perfect background, 


as you can see in the above photograph, it had gold highlights on it.


The butterfly die is Pippi, by Memory Box. I sprayed a snippet of card with red perfect pearls, and then with an old silver spray I have.  (The perfect pearls sprays seem to be off the market now) and mounted it over a twist of metallic thread, with three Champagne pearls for the body.


The sentiment, by Our Daily Bread Designs was gold embossed, trimmed, and the edges of the panel were also gold embossed , and this was finished with a strip of Champagne adhesive pearls.

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33 comments:

Wendy L said...

So delicate and pretty, thanks for joining us at MAWTT, xxx

Lovely Linda said...

Simply lovely Maxine and perfect for a Sympathy card - I do love to use butterflies on these cards. Gorgeous use of wrapping paper - I have some from Italy that I need to use - thanks for the inspiration!! xo

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

What BEAUTIFUL wrapping paper. WOW! you did a great job using it on this card. Love it!

aussie aNNie said...

That is certainly beautiful paper so pretty and lovely result with your card.xHave a great weekend..x 💖 [Aussie aNNie's Blog]

MariLynn said...

Maxine that paper is gorgeous. You used it to make s beautiful card that I know will be appreciated. Blessings.

Janis Lewis said...

Great card. Thanks for joining us at Moving along with the times.
Janis
Pause Dream Enjoy

Mac Mable said...

Great idea t use that fabulous wrapping paper and love the twist of metallic thread behind the pretty butterfly x

Sue said...

Beautiful background, Maxine, I love the soft pastel colours and the little butterflies are lovely.

froebelsternchen said...

What a pretty and charming sympathy card and very clever and wise shopping!
Happy weekend!
oxo Susi

Dawn Turley said...

The paper does make a great background. A very beauty Maxine

jimlynn said...

Gorgeous wrapping paper! Wow! That's beautiful. Love the way you've used this for such a pretty card too Maxine.
Lynn

JD/ Jill said...

Lovely card!

Ellibelle said...

You created such a thoughtful card with the gorgeous paper. Great idea to split it up between you and your friend.
So nice to see you this month at my Crafty Wednesday challenge!
Ellie
"Ellibelle's Creative Moments"

Ginny Maxam said...

this is so pretty Maxine! I love the paper and you turned it into a beautiful card!
Hugs
Ginny

Anita in France said...

That's such delicate, lovely paper, Maxine ... gorgeous with the gold highlights and such a pretty background for your pearly butterfly. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Anita :)

mamapez5 said...

What a good idea. This is such pretty paper. I have done it with a pretty serviette modge-podged to card, but not with wrapping paper. I haven't even seen wrapping paper as pretty as this very often. You have put it to good use and made a very suitable card for the sad occasion. Kate x

Darnell said...

That paper was worth every cent, Maxine! It is utterly gorgeous and how thoughtful to use it for the family of the lady who loved gardening. Your sediment is a special element that elevates the card even more! This will be treasured!! Hugs, Darnell

Diane Louise J said...


Hello… Thanks for sharing your lovely project with Moving Along with the Times Challenge Blog; it fits perfectly with our ‘Springtime’ challenge theme. Hope you can join us again very soon.
Diane Louise (DT member) xx

MaryH said...

The floral wrap is just lovely, and how wonderful you & your friend were able to split the cost of it. Certainly made a gorgeous card, and gosh, I didn't know the P.pearls were unavailable just now. I forget to use those, but they do some amazing shimmer, either dry or as sprays. This is a very pretty & elegant sympathy card...I love anything with florals in it! Well done. TFS & Hugs

MiamiKel said...

How pretty, Maxine! What a clever idea to use the wrapping paper! It's so shimmery and pretty and really has a wonderful elegance - gorgeous as always! ♥

Monica said...

Such pretty, delicate and classy wrapping paper. I buy a lot of it and often feel guilty because it is expensive.
Your card is stunning and one of the nicest to date.

Lots of love, Maxine,

Monica

Nonni said...

Such a beautiful sympathy card, nature theme seems always so fitting. The wrapping paper you used sure looks wonderful, no wonder you wanted to buy it, and that butterfly flutters beautifully on top of it! Thanks for joining us at TIME OUT!

Sylvia said...

Really pretty card,Maxime Love the beatiful flower background.Pretty colours too.

Gr,Sylvia x

creationsnz said...

Yep, use anything that takes your fancy! Beautiful florals and love that shimmer. CarolG

Loll said...

Such beautiful wrapping paper Maxine. Has a soft and delicate design that is perfect for a sympathy card. Love the sweet butterfly. xx

katieo said...

I love the story of the wrapping paper. Beautiful spring card. Thank you for joining the DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge

Monika Reeck said...

that wrapping paper is totally beautiful
so great to your card Maxine and that butterfly is a sweet added
Lovely made
hugs
Monika

Bonnie said...

That paper was a wonderful find, Maxine! So pretty and it's perfect for this card with the pretty butterfly!

Gerrina said...

You are so right; that paper is beautiful! And the embelishments just finish it of so perfect! Hugs, Gerrina

Fran said...

What a clever idea to use wrapping paper for the background. And this one you chose for the lady who loved gardening is perfect. The butterfly makes a very nice touch. So elegant!!
Hugs, Fran

katieo said...

Beautiful card I love how the flowers and butterfly match thank you for joining the DL Art Thankful Thursday challenge


Suchi said...

Yes, inspiration can come from anywhere! And this card surely shows this beauty of inspiration! Lovely! :)

sharon said...

Your background paper is stunning, great to see that you were shopping wisely....wink...... Awesome card!!!!.
hugs
sharon :)