Sunday, June 19, 2016

Simple Tree Sympathy

Welcome

This is the last for a while (I hope) of the sympathy cards.


Again it was commissioned, with the request that it be very CAS and suitable for a man.

The featured image is from the Stampin' Up Lovely as a Tree set, this time the single oak image. I coloured the stamp with die inks before applying.

 

The edge of the image panel was first swiped with a silver ink, but it looked grey and muddy, so I added silver embossing powder and heated it, adding more as I went, to get a lovely, irregular silver border.


The unknown sentiment was silver embossed directly onto the Midnight Blue card base.

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21 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely peaceful card Maxine, perfect for the sad occsion..xx {aNNie}

froebelsternchen Susi said...

A beautiful card ! Love the embossing !
Happy Sunday!
oxo Susi

Team Clark said...

Oh I just love that tree stamp. Really pretty card with the dark background. <3

Margaret said...

Very beautiful.

Barbara Bruder said...

I love the tree and it's a wonderful image for your sympathy card. Thanks for joining us at the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges for our latest challenge. We look forward to seeing more of your beautiful work. {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges} Hugs, Barbara

Olga Fink said...

Lovely card with a very peaceful feeling!
xoxo Olga

Dawn Turley said...

Great stamp for a sympathy card. It is very elegant.

Suchi said...

Trees go perfectly with sympathy ! Great card Maxine! Happy new week to you! :)
Suchi xx

aussie aNNie said...

Hi again Maxine. Thanks for entering your lovely creation into our current challenge, all the best...xx[aNNie Lil Patch of Crafty Friends DT]

Gerrina said...

I think a tree is always a good image on such a card! Makes you feel part of a greater life... Beautifully done! Hugs, Gerrina

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Maxine -I am finally catching up with your Blog - sorry you have had to create so many sympathy cards - you do them so well. I love the trees on this one - simply lovely {{{hugs}}}

MaryH said...

Oh dear, you've had to make quite a few of this type of card recently...this is another very pretty one. The tree image works great as a sympathy motif, and I like the soft coloring you've achieved with the technique. The silver edging added a lot of texture & color as well. The design looks very nice on the navy card base, and I liked the way you've embossed the sentiment too. TFS & Have a great week.

Sue said...

Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Calendar Challenge ..Sue xx

MiamiKel said...

Gorgeous, Maxine! Lovely focal point for your sympathy card, which seems to be a lot on your blog lately!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Your sympathy card is just beautiful!!! I love this stamp, and the combo of the black and the embossing is wonderful!

Helen said...

Beautifully made - love the embossed border and the CAS layout.

Thanks for joining us at the Julia Spiri Challenge Blog and we hope to see you back for our next challenge.

Helen N x
(DT Member)

wannabcre8tive said...

So perfect for a sympathy card. I never tire of this SU stamp set.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I like the way this tree is colored.

Suze said...

A wonderful masculine sympathy card. Thank you for joining in the Anything Goes challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

creationsnz said...

Lovely; I too use trees a lot for sympathy, such a lovely image of remembrance. CarolG

Laurie HIMCR said...

Beautiful card! I love that tree! Thanks for joining us this week at HIMCR!

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