Friday, August 11, 2017

Rose Sympathy

Welcome

The majority of my cards are fairly CAS, and I particularly like sympathy cards to be CAS.

I started with a piece of silver card, and embossed it with a Cuttlebug folder It is an old one, called Ironworks if I remember rightly.  I discovered when making this, that if the folder has a geometric design on it, I can lengthen the embossed pattern to cover the full length of the fractionally longer A4 cardstock that we work with.


I stamped and silver embossed the rose and sentiment  on snippets of card, then die cut them using Memory Box Stitched Rectangles.


I painted the rose using Semco mica based watercolour paints


I added a small bow to the stem of the rose once it was painted


The card was finished with a sentiment on the inside - stamped in black ink.
It is straight - just that the card was on an angle when I photographed it.



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33 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful Sympathy card Maxine, it's so pretty.xx
Enjoy your weekend, seems I am always saying that as it comes around just too quick for my comprehension..xx
[aNNie]

Melanie Gee said...

Lovely elegant card for a sad occasion.
Thank you for entering our Challenge at Crafting by Designs https://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.co.uk/
Regards
Mel DT
https://melgeecrafts.com/

Cathy Kuntz said...

That is so awesome and absolutely perfect for the occasion. Love it

Mac Mable said...

Such an elegant card. The dry embossed silver background looks gorgeous against the pretty yellow flower on the white card. So classy x

Liz said...

Lovely design, Maxine. I especially love the beautiful embossed flower. xx

*Vicki* said...

What an absolutely gorgeous card!! I love the embossed background and your pretty embossed flower too!! Very elegant and beautiful! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Cute Card Thursday! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*-DT member

froebelsternchen Susi said...

So very elegant ! A beautidul sympathy card!

Glennis said...

Beautifully made Maxine, a perfect CAS for this purpose

Becca Cruger said...

OOoo! I bet this just shimmers and shines in the light. SO pretty!

Irish Cherokee said...

I agree. Over embellished sympathy cards are not my favorite. This card sends the heart felt message very nicely. Beautiful.

Love, Hugs and Blessings
Jim

Kristina said...

Thanks so much for sharing your creation with us over at the Crafty Creations Challenges Blog.
Kristina DT

Crafty Creations Challenges Blog
Cards by Kristina

Marilyn Mathis said...

Love this simple card. It is beautiful in a simple caring way. Hugs.

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

What a beautiful Sympathy card Maxine. I agree, the CAS designs are best. This is so elegant and lovely, a really perfect design. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card with us at Southern Girls this week for our 'Add Some Stamping' challenge. Love what you did for it! Hugs, Wends xoxo SGC DT

Margreet said...

Beautiful card!
Thank you for sharing with us at LMMS!
xxx Margreet

Loll said...

LOVE all the shine on your beautiful card, Maxine. The silver paper really shows off the gorgeous dry embossed design. And your rose is so pretty. xx

Lovely Linda said...

Such a beautiful Sympathy Card Maxine - just the right amount of everything - Perfect - these cards are so hard to make - you have excelled! xox

Janis Lewis said...

Cute! Thanks for sharing at Sunny Day Crafting.
~Owner/DT Janis

Darnell said...

Your CAS sympathy card is the perfect touch of comfort to make someone feel better, Maxine! I love the design of the gorgeous shiny rose against that textured background! I hope you're doing well! Hugs, Darnell

Megan J said...

Hi Maxine, a great cas card, I'm with you cas looks best for sympathy cards. Have a wonderful week... Megan

Dawn Turley said...

A very beautiful card Maxine.

Gerrina said...

This is a perfect card for the (sad) occaission...so great how you coloured the flower and the embossed panel fits so good! Enjoy your sunday!

Margaret said...

So very beautiful Maxine. I love the yellow rose on the silver. Beautiful background. Hugs, Maggie

Fran said...

Beautiful and so elegant! Hugs, Fran

Olenkaja said...

Elegant card! Beutiful rose and colors! Thanks so much for playing along at Scrapy Land!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Sunny Day, good luck!!! Amy DT

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I'm impressed how you used that folder to lengthen the design. You can't even tell. It is a gorgeous card.

KoralikiBeaty Beata said...

amazing rose :) Thanks for joining us aat Star Stampz

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

WOW! Your card is gorgeous!

Cobnut Crafter said...

Beautiful Maxine. x Anne

Monica said...

WOOOW, I love that embossing folder and the rose is so pretty. Very dignified yet charming card ideal for a sympathy card. Been missing you. Just got back from the US and India prior to that. Still in the travel mode. Hope you are doing well.

Lots of love as I go to see your other creations,

Monica

Monica said...

That is so clever how you used the folder to increase it's length - so neatly done.

Jo Ann said...

This is absolutely elegant, my friend! So sorry for the delayed comment, just been super busy. Thank you so much for linking with us at Word Art Wednesday. Leaving you some encouragement from God's Word in Ephesians 2:10 which says, "For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them." Be blessed!

JO ANN
http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

Karen D. said...

I just love the elegance of this card...so beautiful!
xx Karen