Sunday, August 9, 2015

Shaded Blue Sympathy

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I seem to be in a phase of needing sympathy cards, so I decided to get ahead and make some to have on hand, and this is one of the results.


I masked off the space near the bottom of the card and sponged and blended Tumbled Glass, Broken China and Faded Denim DI's.  

I waited for the panel to dry, then sponged London Fog ink through a stencil. 


The sentiment (from ODBD) was white embossed on one end of the panel,


Three flat back pearls finished the card, and I am very happy with it.

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30 comments:

Dawn Turley said...

delightful card Maxine. I really like the simplicity of the card.

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely card and will serve it purpose immensley.xxx {The Journey Is The Start  aNNie  my personal blog}

Margaret said...

Very lovely. Great job with the masking off and stencil stamping. I really thought that was a pretty dp. Hugs, Maggie

Marilyn said...

This is such a lovely card Maxine. Like everyone, I hate doing sympathy cards and always put it off. This is so pretty though... simple and refined and just right.

mamapez5 said...

A lovely simple card. The inking is perfect. I never get such good results with my stencils! It is sad when we keep needing Sympathy cards, but I guess it is all a part of life. Well done for thinking ahead. I don´t always feel like making one just when it is needed. Kate x

Sherri said...

Beautiful sympathy card! Love the simplicity of it and the shades of blue are perfect as well. thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede for the weekly challenge!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

WOW! Maxine, the texture on this card makes it an outstanding creation! Lovely!!!

Liz said...

Thank you for the welcome.

A perfect sympathy card. I love the design and the embossed sentiment looks lovely on the blue panel. xx

Creations by Shirl said...

Lovely CAS card...Thanks for joining us over at Brown Sugar Challenge!

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Maxine this is very serene. The blues are quite beautiful. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday, in our 195th challenge.
Blessings and Hugs, Carole

MiamiKel said...

Oh it's hard to think of making these cards, Maxine, but this will be a beauty to have in the collection or to receive - stunning back ground work and just a visual that gives this card a pop. And of course, your signature embossing :) Quite lovely from top to bottom! Blessings!

Shelly Schmidt said...

I think this is so pretty- love the white embossing on the colored panel- very striking and elegant too. Sympathy cards are never easy to make and a great idea to have some on hand.

Anna said...

Very beautiful card!
Thanks for joining Brown Sugar Challenge!
Anna Dt

Pamellia Johnson said...

Very pretty Maxine, let's knock on wood that you never need it. hugs :)

Irish Cherokee said...

Beautiful Maxine. It is nice to see this type of card with a slant toward being bring instead of solemn. Excellent card and design.

Love, Hugs and Blessings
Jim

kel Acopan said...

this is just beautiful. sorry to hear that you've been needing so many

lovies, =o) kel

Tina Campbell said...

Very pretty :) Thanks for playing in the challenge at Jo's Funday Friday challenges :)
Tina DT

Joann Williams said...

Very pretty CAS style card. Thanks for taking part in our 100th Funday Friday challenge! Have a great day!
Hugs,
Jo
xox
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

Bridget said...

Maxine,

Such a beautiful sympathy card. These cards are such a hard thing for me, but I need to work on more. Your embossing adds a beautiful elegant touch.

Thanks for playing at Jo's Scrap Shack!!

Happy crafting :)
Bridget

MaryH said...

Like this border stamping, pretty colors, and pretty foliage in the design. Wonderful for a sympathy card. TFS

Kellie 0:) said...

Thanks for sharing your awesome creation in this week's 100th Funday Friday at Jo's Scrap Shack

Glittertastic said...

A beautiful serene card - perfect for any occasion but especially suitable for a sad one. Thanks for joining in with our challenge at Simply Papercraft

Sharon (Glittertastic)
DT Member

karalschuknecht said...

Great CAS card. Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede. Karal DT

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

What a stunning and perfect sympathy card. Thanks for joining in the fun with the Sweet Stampin' crew this week. I love your gorgeous card and look forward to you joining us for future challenges. Hugs, Wends x Sweet Stampin' DT

Amanda said...

Very pretty. Love the stencil you used the the colors. Thanks for joining us over at Jo's Scrap Shack
Amanda

Lovely Linda said...

A great sympathy card Maxine - love the colours and the embossing of the sentiment!! Freat stencil BTW! {{{hugs}}}

Lovely Linda said...

A great sympathy card Maxine - love the colours and the embossing of the sentiment!! Freat stencil BTW! {{{hugs}}}

Tracy Wray aka Trak said...

What A fabulous Creation Beautiful in every way...
Thank you for taking part in the Art By Miran Challenge ... Hug Tra

Felisha - Charming Chic Cards said...

So beautiful!! I love all the details you put into it and your coloring is lovely! Thank you so much for taking part in our Art by MiRan Challenge ♥

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Purvi Gadewar said...

Beautiful card! Love the shading!