Friday, June 10, 2016

A Silver Tree and Sympathy

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My apologies for being MIA this past week or more, but life has not given me much time to craft or blog.



I started this by cutting a piece of thin card with a large oval die, and using both the negative and positive die cuts, firstly sponging around the positive cut with Memento London Fog ink.


I then cut masks and sponged the background with distress inks, using the negative die cut as the mask for the outside. Once that was dry, (assisted by the heat gun), I stamped and embossed the tree in silver, being careful to stamp just one side of the base of the tree within the 'frame'.


The final stamp was the sympathy sentiment, also embossed with silver.
This panel was then mounted over a subtle silver layer, then a gray marled cream base - this is a card with a recycled base that I buy from a local printer.

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22 comments:

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Maxine this is just so serene. It has tremendous depth. Thank you so much for posting you creative and very lovely art in the #234-#235 - Anything Goes Word Art Wednesday Challenge.
Blessings, Carole

Suchi said...

Absolutely wonderful card Maxine!! Love the sponging! :)
Suchi xx

Barb said...

This card is stunning Maxine--what a great design and one of my most favorite stamp sets!

Gerrina said...

Wow, this scene looks so great! Beautiful how you gave it a frame and that tree on top of it! Enjoy the weekend!

Heather said...

What a great idea to use both the positive and negatives of your oval die cut! The sponging really makes the center pop and adds a serene, peaceful feel at the same time! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

An elegant and beautiful sympathy card Maxine !
Happy weekedn to you!

jimlynn said...

So serene and peaceful looking. PERFECT and especially for a sympathy card.
Lynn

Darnell J Knauss said...

What a moving design for a sympathy card, Maxine! That foggy reflective scene is awesome!! Enjoy the weekend! Hugs, Darnell

Colette said...

Lovely card, great techniques, thanks for playing along at The Paper Shelter challenge, good luck, hugs, Colette xx

Lovely Linda said...

Great to see you back on your Blog Maxine - love this card and the techniques you have used! {{{hugs}}}

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Beautiful card Maxine thank you for joining us over on
Inspiration Destination
Dianne xx
IDCB DT

Helen said...

This is beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Digital Delights
Hugs Helen (DT) x

Gail said...

Howdy! Wonderful technique! lovely! Dropping by to say Thank you so much for entering your art work into WAW this week Anything Goes Challenge - where you can upload 5 pieces each week - a total of 10 opportunities to win a prize! Happy Dance - it is a blessing to have you come by and join the challenge - may your day be filled with fun and laughter and leaving you with this message "The Lord is Good - All of the Time" Blessings, Gail WAW DT

Michelle said...

Really very elegant.
Thanks for playing with us at Craft your Passion Good luck!! Michelle(DT)

Patricia Alvarez said...

Very beautiful card. I love the technique. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion. Hope to see you again on the next challenge! Good luck!!! Patricia

Olga Fink said...

A very peaceful card! I love it! so beautiful!
xoxo Olga

Patti J said...

Maxine, I hope you are okay...not like you to be MIA! Your card is lovely, and so very peaceful. Thanks for joining us at The House That Stamps Built!

Kraftyscot (Donna) said...

Lovely card, thanks so much for sharing it with us at Julia Spiri Challenge, hope to see you join us next time!
Hugs Donna(DT)
xx

Team Clark said...

The embossing really makes this card feel elegant, Maxine! Beautiful ink work too!

Lena said...

Beautiful soft card with smooth details.. love it! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter this week! Hug lena

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What an awesome card. Love that technique you used. It adds such depth and feeling to your card.

Natalie said...

Maxine this is a beautiful sympathy card, so peaceful. Well done, it will minister to whomever you must give it to. Thanks for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday!