Saturday, July 27, 2013

Floral, this time.

Welcome again!
I had no sooner completed the first two sympathy cards I needed this week when I heard that I needed a third!

This time I went 'floral' and I am very happy with the result, although it took me all afternoon and I had several 'oops' occasions!

I started with some paper that was on my desk - that had been under some die cuts I had painted and sprayed with a silver glimmer mist.  I know my friend would have laughed with me over using this!

This is a close-up of the shimmer that is on the paper.
I edged all the layers with a quick rub over a bundled sage distress ink pad.

I found some cream shimmery organza ribbon and tied a triple bow.

Stamped, embossed and cut and sponged the sentiment panel.  A bit of an oops there - I discovered when I went to emboss, I must have touched the stamp twice, and I had to take a fine sable brush and tidy the excess....

Now if you have never seen a cream and blue flower with blue leaves, I can understand, but  my friend was never one for the conventional....

I initially assembled this onto just the cream base.  I then stamped a sentiment inside and some flowers... and messed around with the flower colouring it, and boo-boo'd again, so badly that in the end I cut the back of the card off and mounted the front on a blue layer, and that really tied the whole thing together and made it 'sing' - finally!  Needless to say the inside now has just a simple sentiment stamped on it! 

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Billie A said...

Great surprise background paper. Don't you love when something like that happens. Never throw paper away. I am glad you joined us at Aud Sentiment.

Unknown said...

Thank you for entering the crafty ribbons challenge
P x

Dawn T said...

beautiful card Maxine. You should enter it into our challenge over at Die Cut Divas

Cheryl said...

Absolutely beautiful sympathy card! Love the sparkles, flowers, bow and especially the embossed sentiment...nice touch! Thanks for joining us for the A.R.T. "Anything Goes" challenge this week! ~Cheryl, Senior DT

JD/ Jill said...

So sorry that you need to make another one of these cards...but it is just beautiful! So many neat details! Hope you have a nice weekend!

jimlynn said...

It's always so sad when we have to make a sympathy card - but this one is so beautiful! Love the shine and that pop of blue. Perfect in every way!

Bridget Larsen said...

Not good that you need so many sympathy cards but great design

Darlene said...

A beautiful card, for someone who sounds like they were very special to you. It's sad to make sympathy cards, but when reading your post, I get the impression that it gave you some time to be with your friend in your heart. I hope so.

The card is really lovely. Not one of your "oops" shows!

Blessings to you.

Arlene said...

Beautiful card, just a wonderful shimmer to it.

So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

Only By His Grace said...

Fabulous job on this sympathy card Maxine. after all your mishaps it has turned out a winner.
and yes! I love flowers and yours looks great. I wish I could make pretty bows like yours.
Hugs Maz

SarahGeorge said...

Dear Maxine,

I think the card will be of much console to the receiver. Your winner's card at WAW brought me to your beautiful blog. Congrats on your win :). Your profile intro is really nice! I'm happy to be your newest member:).

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, I'm sorry you've had the need to make sympathy cards - but must say this one is gorgeous! I'm sure it touched the recipient at a time when he/she needed it.

Imagine That Digistamp said...

Hi Maxine :) WOW, glittered spritz really glams up a card! Love it :) And that frame die cut is one of my faves. Thanks for visiting my blog. Hope you have a lovely day! xxkris

Sol said...

Beautiful Sympathy card. Love the shine and glitter . Beautiful Colors! :o)
Thank you for joining us at ATSC! Hugs Sol :o)

marsha said...

Breathtakingly gorgeous Maxine! I love everything about this card!