Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Green Sympathy

Welcome to my blog, and thank you for visiting.

I have a simple card today which I made to have 'on hand', as there is nothing worse than struggling to make a sympathy card at short notice.

I started with a base of light green card, then a layer of a speckled cream card  that had been run through the Argyle embossing folder and the edges sponged with  Memento Bamboo Leaves ink.

The sentiment is from and Our Daily Bread Designs set of the same name. It  was stamped with Pearlescent Thyme ink and clear embossed, cut with a Spellbinders Classic Oval and sponged with the bamboo leaves ink before  the die was removed.  This was set on a scalloped oval of mid green card, green pearls added, then mounted over a ribbon which ran the length of the embossed panel.

The butterfly, from the Layers of Color Flutterescent set was gold embossed on green card, cut out and adhered to the corner of the sentiment oval, with green pearls to accentuate the body.

Over all a very simple card to make, and I was very pleased with the result.
I am linking this to:

Stampin'doodles - animals-nature
Make It Mondays Challenge #43
The shabby Tea Roon - Favourite things - pearls
Crafty Cardmakers Spotlight Challenge - Sentimental
Clear it out - Keeping it Simple
Creative Craft Challenges - make your own background paper
Oldie but Goodie #22 - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting, and comments you may leave are greatly appreciated.  May your day be blessed.


Lovely Linda said...

Hello Maxine - what a lovelt Sympathy card - and such a great idea to have one onhand - they are always so hard to create when we need them! I love the argyle folder and the gorgeous embossed Layers of Color Butterfly - beautiful! Thank you for sharing my frined! {{{hugs}}}

Becky said...

Beautiful card Maxine. Love the embossed butterfly and the embossed background.

Kary said...

Hi Maxine, this card is beautiful!! Love the soft colours and the beautifully embossed background and butterfly. A lovely sympathy card.
Take care, Kary

Francesca said...

Absolutely Beautiful
Thanks for joining us at Oldie but a goodie Challenge


Cazro said...

A lovely sympathy card, the butterfly adds such elegance. Thanks for joining in at CCM Spotlight. Caz

Eiglas said...

What a lovely and subtle card for a bereavement Masxine.
I saw it over at Make it Monday and had to pop over for a nosey.

sandra's crafty corner said...

fantastic hun thanks for joinig us at creative craft challenges and good luck
hugs sandra ccc dt

Kerrie said...

Beautiful card, lovely embossed background, and your butterfly is stunning.

Thanks for sharing your creation with Make It Monday.
Don't forget......... if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning second prize.

Lisa Jane said...

a very difficult card to make - but yours is beautiful. Love the green shades and the embossing
Thanks for joining us at Oldie but a goodie this fortnight
Lisa x

Debs said...

Beautiful classy & elegant card.
Thanks for sharing it with us at An Oldie But Goodie this time.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Michelle Pearson said...

CAS at it's finest! Love the varying size of pearls! :)

Amy said...

The greens are lovely in this card...and I really like the balance of the card, and the hope offered by the butterfly. I do hope you don't need to use it for ages for anything though. Love Amy