Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Green, Gold and Trees

It's great to be here again, and I hope you think that too.

This is the third of the sympathy cards that I had to make recently.

I started with the deep green base and after spraying it with a silver glimmer mist, I ran it through the cuttlebug with one of the dies from the boarderabilites sets by Spellbinders. 

The image is an old SU one, Lovely as a Tree, and was stamped using two brown inks and some green.  I also tried running a blending pen over the images to slightly blur the trees, but the pen was a bit dry and it is barely visible. Chalks were then added to give the sky and grass some colour.

The sentiment is an Our Daily Bread one, stamped and silver embossed and cut using a labels die, and attached using silver brads.

When I went to assemble the card the dark brown behind the green was too severe, so I added the layer of golden brown paper and the card 'came to life' as it were.

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mamapez5 said...

I love that image of trees, and the way you have die cut across the card to show the gold through. Very nice! Kate x

Dee's Craft Room said...

Fab card, I love how you have used the die to reveal the gold underneath.

Thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Kaija said...

Gorgeous card!
Thank for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.
Hope to see next week and good luck.
Greetings Kaija DT-member

Nannieflash said...

A fabulous card love the scene, and your brads are just ok for the metal attachments. Thanks for joining us at CFM, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

jimlynn said...

I hate to make sympathy but this is so pretty you just have to love it! Beautiful and love that've inspired me to get mine out now.

paige said...

Your sympathy card is so pretty and will certainly bring comfort to the recipient.

MiamiKel said...

Positively stunning! This is always a treasured stamp set (I'm told!) and you have used it to absolute perfection, my friend - love the details like the glimmer mist sky! You have to tell me how you managed to spritz with no blotches - my comes out in bulk! LOL! Blessings!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Oh I need to stock up on a few Sympathy cards- love this image and the die cut- and the sparkly cardstock....and the golden paper showing through is very pretty!!!

Karen Letchworth said...

Such gorgeous embossing on this lovely card, Maxine. It really shines when the light hits it, and it makes me wish I could see it in real life. It did look amazing when I clicked on it to enlarge the photo and I can just tell that it's even more beautiful in person.
So pretty!

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Anonymous said...

So very elegant and beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Artistic this week. Abbie xx

Lovely Linda said...

This is a lovely Sympathy card Maxine - love that stamp set - it is used perfectly here! Perfect details Maxine - thanks for sharing! :)

Dawn T said...

Great card Maxine. The trees are beautifully stamped.

Unknown said...

This is so elegant thank you for joining us over at Artistic Inspiration this week
Hugs Sue B

Ellen said...

Lovely card, well done! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.

groetjes, Ellen