Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Stitched Sympathy

Welcome again - I have had to make another sympathy card today, and I 
went for extreme simplicity.


Just texture and a sentiment.


The sentiment was stamped and cut with a Spellbinders classic oval die, and the edge pierced before removing the die, faux stitched with a silver pen and the edges sponged.


The embossing folder was a Sissex by Tim Holtz that I got as part of the class I went to at SENZ.

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Thanks for visiting - may your day be blessed.
Thank you also for blessing me with your comments - they are such an encouragement .

Card recipe:
Card: - White
Ink: Vivid Cobblestone
Stamp: Our Daily Bread Designs - With Sincere Sympathy

28 comments:

Lovely Linda said...

I am sorry you have had to make another Sympathy card - this is lovely, so simple and elegant! I am sure it will be received with much appreciation. I was surprised when I went to top up my cards at the local shop today when I saw that they had gone through so many Sympathy cards - and Baby cards! Well done my friend! {{{hugs}}}

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

This is absolutely stunning! So simple but so extremely beautiful!

Hugs!

Marilyn said...

This is a perfect sympathy card Maxine. The embossing and single sentiment is perfect!

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love the White on White and the beautiful Sympathy sentiment.

jimlynn said...

Great texture, great sentiment, and a GREAT card! So pretty.
Lynn

Mynnette said...

So sorry for the need for a card of this type. I try to make min every once in a while so that I have them on hand but I don't like doing it if I don't have to. Gorgeous dry embossing and stitching. This is fabulous!

Michelle said...

This is such a striking card. So simple and elegant. Thanks so much for sharing with us at SSiC this week.
Blessings,
Michelle

Bridget Larsen said...

Wow this card is stunning, as simple as it is and stark white, I love these kinds of cards

Alicia said...

This card is just lovely. I love the faux stitching. I think the three month point is a bit of a milestone...not so much breastfeeding and a little more of routine. Thanks for stopping over at my blog and not giving up on me! I hope to be over here more regularly now.
Alicia xx

Chrissie said...

This is really lovely!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

MiamiKel said...

OH Maxine, what a blessed card you've created here. These are such difficult cards to make but truly the beauty of yours with the stunning embossed background makes it one to warm the heart. Lovely creation! x0x0

CG said...

I saw this on Less is More and I'm totally blown away ... I have this embossing folder, but I never thought to use it like this. I'm actually needing to make some sympathy cards, and I might have to borrow this idea...it really captures the emotion. Thank you so much for the inspiration! Best, CG

Dawn said...

What a beauty Maxine. Such elegance.

Time-To-Share said...

Beautiful card Maxine. I love white on white and the embossing looks fab. Hope you are having a lovely day! Luv & Hugs, Trish x

ScrappySandie said...

Hi Maxine! What an elegant card...simple, subtle and beautifully done! Thanks so much for joining us this week at SSiC!

Becky said...

What an awesome cas card Max. Love the simplicity!

Kath said...

A lovely card for a sad occasion.
Kath x

RebeccaJaneHoy said...

Lovely card, I have ths embossing folder butbhavntbused it yet. Thanks for the inspiration,

Rebecca x


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Ana Márquez said...

How beautiful, dear! Love it! :-) xx

God bless you!

Dotty Jo said...

What a beautiful card, I'm sure it will bring great comfort to the recipient, Jo x

Sue said...

This is a lovely card I just love simple and white on white and the embossing is so effective x

Paige said...

What a stunning card!

Susan said...

I recently had to make a sympathy card too..not a fun card to make. I love the embossing folder you used for this card...very nice card.

JD said...

I haven't seen this embossing folder before. It's really neat, and you made a lovely card with it...tFS...

This Art That Heals said...

Hi Maxine, this card is beautiful and I adore the the texture.
Thank you for visiting with me and I apologize for not visiting with you more. I've been looking at your previous cards and they are all very creative and pretty. I am looking at the encouragement card you made for a friend. It's so soft and pretty, I love the postcard look.

I hope you're doing well. Have a great day!

Laura Kirste Campbell said...

Oo, that's a cool card, Maxine! I thought the stitching was done on a sewing machine and I was thinking "How in the world did she get those stitches so even around an oval?" Well, your technique explains it all, so very clever and a great effect! I'm going to have to try that!

Have a lovely day Hon!

marsha said...

I love, love, love this Maxine! This is such a beautiful embossed card!
Hugs,
Marsha

Shannah said...

So sorry you needed another Sympathy card... But this is beautiful and elegant. Lovely Maxine. Hugs, Shannah xox