Monday, July 12, 2010

Blue and White

Good Evening to my visitors, thank you for calling by.

I want to build up a 'stash' of sympathy cards to have something on hand for those moments that often occur so unannounced, so when I saw this CAS card by Jessica at iEmbellish I was inspired!!  Thank you Jessica. 

A short time later I saw the challenge over at Our Daily Bread Designs and combined the two for this card.
I loved the simple white on Jessica's card so decided to use white on this card, but chose to add blue as well.  I started with the background paper (just ordinary copier paper) being put through the cuttlebug hounds tooth embossing folder.

The center panels were cut with spellbinders oval Nestibilities, and I also embossed them both and sponged them with Brilliance Mediterranean blue ink before removing the dies.

The sentiment was simply stamped (and not embossed) in the same ink - the stamp is by Our Daily Bread Designs "Praying for You" sympathy set.

The blue ribbon in the center is actually adhesive backed and is very easy to work with, but I have noticed that it is showing the pattern of embossing underneath it.  

I added flat backed pearls either side of the sentiment panel and under the sentiment itself for finishing detail.

I am very happy with this card, and may well make some more, possibly using different colourways but the same basic concept.

I am linking this to
Our Daily Bread Designs (ODBDSLC#20) - Sketch challenge
Practical Scrappers Challenge - embossing

Thank you for calling by, and your comments 'make my day'.

May your day be blessed.


Lovely Linda said...

Maxine, this is such a perfect card for such a sad time! I love the simple elegance of it. Your embossing adds so much texture - love it! It is a good thing to have a supply of cards, you are never inspired when you need them at these times! Thanks for sharing Maxine - love it! {{{hugs}}}

Angella D. Crockett said...

Wow, Maxine! What a beautiful card!!! Thanks so much for playing along with ODBD! Love what you did with the sketch!! Blessings! Angie

seamom said...

This card id beautiful! The partially embossed base with the blue is striking.

Unknown said...

Ilove your embossing and the blue on this card. I know it is strange to say a sympathy card is beautiful, but his is beautiful, so clean and simple, yet elegant! Thank you for sharing along with us at Practical Scrappers this week!
Kim xXx

Margaret said...

Beautiful card, love it being a sympathy card as it's so elegant and not in the least bit fussy


Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

How pretty Maxine!!I love the colors,choice of ribbon,sponging,layers,pearls,and all the texture!
Thank you for playing with us at ODBD!

Laura Kirste Campbell said...

Ah, what a pretty and peaceful card, Maxine! Lovely!

Chrissy D said...

Maxine, this is such a classic beauty! Love the clean colors and your beautiful design! Thank you for playing along in the ODBDSLC!!! Have a blessed day!

Unknown said...

Love this clean design! Thanks for joining us at Practical Scrappers!

Amanda said...

Aww, what a simply sweet card.. I love the embossing.. Thanks for joining us at Practical Scrappers this week..