Thursday, May 24, 2012

Floral Sympathy

Welcome - thank you for visiting.
 I have had to make a few sympathy cards recently, and here is another.

This started with the watercolour paper panel, which I had used the pounding technique to imprint the flowers onto.  This was mounted onto light violet card after adding the gold ribbon with a folded bow and flower brad.

I then embossed the sentiment onto the lemon panel, which wascut with a Label 14 die, and I ran some gold faux stitching around before removing the die.

The final touch was the flourish of champagne pearls.

I am linking this to:

Thanks for calling by - May your day be blessed

Card Stock - Lavender
Stamps: Our Daily Bread Design - Heartfelt Sympathy
Accessories: Clear Embossing ink, Gold ep, Gold Ribbon, Pearl flourish from Kaiser Craft.
                 Cuttlebug to 'pound' flowers with, Spellbinder Labels 14 .


Dawn T said...

So pretty Maxine. My new dies arrived today... can't wait to play. Love the colour of your background. Did you use real flowers? I used my CB to press some flowers onto watercolour paper the other day. This looks stunning

Nannieflash said...

Gorgeous card, love your design and your papers. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Shelly Schmidt said...

Sympathy cards are not my favorite to make either- your colors are beautiful- love the swirl of pearls and the ribbon. WOW- what a beautiful background you have created!!! Have a blessed day!

Lovely Linda said...

This is a very pretty Sympathy card Maxine - they can be so hard to make. Love the Pounding Technique and am going to have to check it out! Gorgeous details my friend! {{{hugs}}}

Becky said...

This is gorgeous..Beautiful soft colors.

Kary said...

It's hard to make sympathy cards, and you've done really well Maxine! The colours are so soothing and love the touch of pearls and the gold ribbon. Take care! {hugs}

Bridget Larsen said...

NOt easy cards to make but you have made this one beautiflly and I am sure it was received with the heartfelt message that came from your heart

gina g said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me this week. luv gina xx

Karen Letchworth said...

Maxine: Thanks so much for all your sweet comments when you stop by my blog. I appreciate it SO much. I REALLY REALLY wish you would consider linking up this card with us at Word Art Wednesday. I want to have you play along with us, and share your beautiful card there. Hope you will stop by and play along!
Karen L

Karen Letchworth said...

Woo Hoo! I'm SO glad you decided to link up and play along with us at Word Art Wednesday, and I really hope that you will come back each week and join us! I'm delighted to have you enter the challenges, and would really enjoy and appreciate having you become a regular participant in our weekly challenges. Have a great week, and God bless you for sharing your art with us, Mazine!
Karen L
Word Art Wednesday

Lynne K said...

This is beautiful, Maxine. The background paper is absolutely gorgeous. I've never tried that technique, but I really must have a go, it looks so effective.

Hope you enjoy this lovely sunny day,

Lynne x

Amy Johnson said...

Sorry you had to make a sympathy card, but it's very pretty.

Laura Bradley said...

Thanks for joining us at Divas Maxine with this pretty card. Laura x

Little Birdie Blessings said...

This is a lovely card Maxine, I'm sure the recipient will be blessed by it. ~ abby

Ana Márquez said...

It's very beautiful, dear! I love colours and the result of that tecniche. Thanks for sharing :-)

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Lisa Jane said...

what a beautiful background - gorgeous colours

Thanks for joining us at Diva's this week
Lisa x

Gemiel said...

What a beautiful card!! I love your folded bow. Thanks so much for linking up to Word Art Wendesday.

Marcea said...

WHat a great card - it is blingtastic!!!!!!! Thanks for joining us this week on The Paper Shelter x

Helen said...

Beautiful - very elegant and I love the ribbon detail.

Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog.

Helen x

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

Another pretty Sympahtycard! Love the soft purple color and the bg you made is gorgeous!


Julies Crafty Creations said...

Very nice card, ones we all struggle to do normally. Thanks for joining in with our Anything Goes challenge over at Pennys and good luck Julie x

Deanne Saunders said...

Beautiful card! Love what you did with the ribbon! Thanks for joining us at Pennys Paper Challenge. Hope to see you for the next challenge!!