Monday, August 13, 2018

Embossed Leaves and Music

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I recently had need of a sympathy card, and I had time to make this one very personal for the recipient.  It is also one of the several I made during the challenge to make at least three cards from a piece of 12 x 12 page of designer paper.


The floral paper is one side of the sheet, and the music is the flip side, and I embossed the ODBD sentiment on that, knowing it would co-ordinate perfectly.


The three leaves were embossed on an snippet of scrap paper that I had rubbed ink onto years ago...
(no I don't hoard, just "lovingly care for"  until I find a use....)

The leaf stamp is one of my originals from Kiwistamping, a local firm, who are responsible for my addiction.


The music is from a part of on old hymn book that I was gifted by MariLynn sometime ago


This inside I finished with some (ODBD Faith Card Sentiments) encouraging words, as the circumstances that needed the card were a tragic, and very random,  accident.

I am linking this to:

Snippets are the leaves, stamped and embossed onto a snippet of coloured card and trimmed out
The leaves were stamped on an experimental scrap)
(The sentiment is my go-to for sympathy stamps)



29 comments:

Megan J said...

Hi Maxine, a very thoughtful and well put together sympathy card, love the gold embossed leaves you added. Have a wonderful week... Megan

MiamiKel said...

Beautiful Maxine! I love all the glitz and gold - perfect for fall! (well, here in the USA!) Congratulations on your win over on my Instagram! What a wonderful surprise to see your name! :)

brenda said...

What gloriously opulent gold leaves Maxine, they are so detailed and the sentiment is also really crisp and clear, not always easy when embossing, many thanks for sharing a favourite stamp with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x

froebelsternchen said...

OH wow! This is a precious design! Simply GORGEOUS dear Maxine! Happy new week from

Susi

Mac Mable said...

Such a thoughtful card and so perfect for the sad occasion x.

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful card Maxine, the embossed leaves are magnificent...lovely card.x

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

What a wonderful job you’ve done here, the leaves look amazing. I’m sure that your card will be very much appreciated. Thank you for sharing this with us at Stamping Sensations and good luck. Sandra x

jimlynn said...

Those gold leaves just SHINE! Gorgeous card Maxine.

JD/ Jill said...

Sympathy cards are always so difficult for me to make...but You sure did a fabulous job on this one. I'm sure it will bring comfort to the receiver!

Autumn Clark - SewPaperPaint said...

Oh my goodness Maxine! This embossing is so regal and beautiful! What a truly stunning design that would brighten anyone's spirit. Big hugs, Autumn

Loll said...

Beautiful sympathy card Maxine. Those leaves are AMAZING ... no wonder you got hooked with images like this from Kiwistamping. I will have to check them out also imagine shipping would be pretty darn expensive to Canada. :)

The card is really beautiful and I'm sure it will bring comfort to the family. xx

Diane Louise J said...

Hello Maxine… Thanks for joining our ‘Anything Goes’ challenge with your beautiful sympathy card… Please join us again next time at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog. Good luck!
Diane Louise
[Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

Ellibelle said...

So beautifully done Maxine, love those golden leaves!

Quillish said...

You know that gold on the leaves and the sentiment look awesome. I really love how delicate and pretty this card is. I just wish we never need Sympathy cards.. ever.

Lovely Linda said...

This is beautiful Maxine and I am sure the recipient felt thelove that has gone into creating it. Those leaves are divine! xo

mamapez5 said...

You thought hard about this card and put it together with much love. I am sure it was appreciated. The floral paper is very pretty and I love the gold leaves. Such a nice verse inside too. Kate xx

Janet Christensen said...

This is stunning, Maxine.

Brenda said...

First off I'm sorry you had need for a sympathy card Maxine. These are never easy but you have made a beautiful and heartwarming one! I love the papers you used, especially the music paper from an old hymn book. The gold embossed sentiment is just perfect as are those gold leaves. The inside sentiments is perfect too. Hugs, Brenda

Gerrina said...

A beautiful mix of patterns and textures here Maxime! Hugs, Gerrina

Hetty said...

This is a stunning card for a sad occasion, but always very much appriciated by the receiver.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

This is a stunning card, Maxine!

Fran said...

The card is beautiful! The embossed sentiment and leaves are a lovely addition.
Hugs, Fran

MaryH said...

It's beautiful, Maxine. I like this tiny floral and it looks so pretty the way you've cut that paper to blend at angular design with the sheet music. The embossed gold leaves add a nice bright touch to compliment the sentiment and again, stamping the gold sentiment over the music as you did...just a well designed, lovely card, and I especially liked the inner verse. I'm sure it brought comfort to those receiving it. TFS

Di said...

Oh Maxine, what a beautiful card. So personal and you obviously put a lot of care into making this. I do so hope it brings the recipient(s) comfort.

Hugs

Di xx

stampingbowd said...

This is so elegant with the gold leaves! I love the mix of papers. Floral paper is my favorite! This is a beautiful sympathy card sure to show you care! You are in my thoughts today!

pinky said...

I'm sure that card was lovingly received Maxine. It's just beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations.
Pinky

Alison Barlow said...

Such a beautiful sympathy card - the gold leaves look great on your pretty paper. Thank you for joining in the challenge at Di's Digis.
Alison x

Neet said...

A beautiful card Maxine, you certainly are the Queen of embossing - yours is always perfectly executed.
God Bless, Neet xx

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Beautiful sympathy card Maxine and lovely finish with the gold embossing! Love the mix of papers too. Beautifully done hun. Hugs, Wends xoxo