Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Praying Sympathy


Welcome again - yes two posts in two days.... thanks for visiting.

This time it is a sympathy card I am featuring.



The background was made by pounding flowers - this was the sheet of paper I had on the reverse of the flowers, so was not particularly 'pretty'. 


 I embossed it with the leafy branch folder, and the rubbed green inks over the embossing, and the edge of the panel on a light brown ink.

As this is quite busy, I kept the balance of the card simple.  


The sentiment was stamped on a small panel of the base card stock, and sponged with the same ink - the base card was also sponged with the same colour.



The final touches were the satin ribbon and bow, and the string of pearls.

I am linking this to:


Thanks for visiting - may your day be blessed.

Please excuse the white highlighting - I don't know why it has appeared, and I cannot seem to remove it :-(

Card Recipe:
Card Stock : Lemon and watercolour paper
Inks : Memento Bamboo Leaves, Pear Tart and Desert Sand.
          Whispers Mossy Stone
Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs - Praying For You
Acessories: Ribbon, pearls, pansies.


25 comments:

Dawn said...

what a great background Maxine. The addition of the embossing and inking really makes it amazing. a great card

Bonnie Irvine said...

This makes an amazing background. It's a very elegant card with great depth. Very cool. Thanks for joining us in our Anything Goes Challenge at Stamp N Plus.

Cathy Clouston said...

This is a very pretty card! The embossing is the right touch. Thanks for joining us at Use it Tuesday!

ParkNSlide said...

Love your unique background technique. Thanks for posting to the Stamp N Plus challenge.

Haven_mom4 said...

Stunning technique. Love the homemade paper. Thanks for joining us at Use it Tuesday

Vic Lau said...

Wow! What an incredible technique of pounding flowers for the background along with the embossing and inking. It's beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Use It Tuesday! :)

Stephanie U said...

Beautiful card! I love the muted look with that sentiment - they go perfectly together. Thanks for playing along with UIT as well!

Mynnette said...

This is so pretty! Sorry it has to be for a sad occasion, but the coloring and stamping are so amazing! :)

MiamiKel said...

Hi Maxine, welcome to the Stamp Addicts group! beautiful blog you have! Your card is just lovely - so soft and serene - beautifully done! x0x0

Bridget Larsen said...

My blogs had write highlighting too, I just re typed on a new line and deleted the lines that were highlighting, pain in the R. love this card, you certainly are making alot of these these days.

Becky said...

What a beautiful sympathy card Max. Love the background.

marsha said...

This is such a beautiful sympathy card, I love the pounded flowers and your sentiment. I'm sure this will be very dear to the person receiving this card.
Hugs,
Marsha

Jennie said...

Lovely card Maxine! So pretty how you did the embossing and quite soothing :)

Grace said...

Oh Maxine.... what a beautiful background you achieved with this technique!!! I have not tried it yet and must after seeing this! It's perfect for a sympathy card and I love the sentiment!
hugs,
Grace

Heather B said...

Very cool technique!! Thanks for playing with us at Use It Tuesday!!

Debs said...

Fabulous card - wonderful background technique.
Thanks for playing along with us at An Oldie But Goodie this time.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Margaret said...

Fabulous background and love the embossed leaves. Great subdued colors for the sentiment.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

What a stunning card, Maxine. Love the details!

Mema's Crafts said...

Boy that pounding technique sure make a beautiful card. I may have to try that myself. Thanks for joining us at Mema's Crafts with another lovely card.

JD said...

Great technique! Nicely done, that embossing folder is one of my favorites and I recently used it to also make a sympathy card. Sadly, I need to make another sympathy card...I might get out that folder after seeing your card.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wow- I think this is just gorgeous! I love the colored embossing- and at first glance did not even realize it was embossing. I seem to be needing a few of these recently too.

Amy said...

Wow, you created that paper! It looks amazing!

Lisa Jane said...

Wonderful project , so pretty
Thanks for joining us at Oldie but a goodie this fortnight for our flower power challenge
Lisa x

Cindy Groh said...

Fabulous sympathy card. Those can be so hard to do. Thanks for joining us at Stamp N Plus.

Shannah said...

What a beautiful card Maxine, so pretty and perfect for Sympathies. Hugs, Shannah xox