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Sunday, February 2, 2020

Sympathy with Lilies

Welcome

I would like to start my post by welcoming my newest follower, Susan Hogan - Susan if you have a blog, please let me know so I can visit you, and return the compliment.

I don't often make sympathy cards "in advance" as I prefer to tailor them to the recipients, but I did make three the other week as I needed one, and just kept going.


I started with the light blue cardstock for a base, and added the dark grey and black floral paper from a Rosie's pad called Forever - and then decided that it was too dark, and stalled


I stamped the sentiment (a magazine freebie) using Broken China D I, and cut it with a S/B Floral Oval die, sponging some more ink onto it both before and after I removed the die.


Inspiration struck about that time, and I added a layer of blue vellum over the paper and was happy with the much softer background.!!


The card was finished with some blue ribbon from my stash, and a Prima Hibiscus flower and three white lilies, again from my stash.


The inside of the card was finished with some pale blue sparkle tape



35 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful sympathy card and love the lilies with the flower...frustrated florist #2?? ♥♥

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Beautiful card and flowers Thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz Challenge Blog good luck
Ginny DT for Crafty Catz Challenge Blog
My Blog As I do Rodos

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Maxine, perfect for a sad occasion.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Mia said...

Beautiful card, Maxine. I love how you amended the dark background and the big hibiscus flower is awesome! Kisses, my dear friend.

Mac Mable said...

What a great idea to pop the coloured vellum over the top of the paper Maxine. A beautiful card and perfect for the occasion x.

Elaine Stark said...

A beautiful card. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

Megan J said...

HI Maxine, a stunning card, love the way you softened the darker print with the vellum, if you hadn't told me it was there I probably wouldn't have noticed it at all. Have a wonderful week... Megan

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Beautiful card Maxine.. your use of vellum cracked it and the pop of colour too in ribbon and lovely flowers! Well done.
Thanks for blessing of your comments still way behind. Rested a lot so think will be less painful week.. trust so.
Thanks for sharing, and may God bless you.
Hugs, Shaz in Oz.x

{Wonderful Words of Life - Shaz in Oz}
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Dawn T said...

Beautiful card Maxine. Love the blue edging around the sentiment die cut. I have that die and often forget how useful it is.

tilly said...

a lovely card with your flowers and papers, thanks for sharing at Crafty catz challenge
Tilly

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, your card is soooo pretty! Lovely flowers and so many other nice touches, too!

stampingbowd said...

This is gorgeous! I love all the dimension you added with the floral focal point. The ribbon is so pretty and the sentiment framing is gorgeous. This is sure to encourage the recipient. I find it's easier to make them ahead of time as the sadness tends to overwhelm me but I rarely have one made ahead. Good going getting 3 created!

Lisa K Thomasson Jung said...

What a beautiful Lilly card. Lisa from Brown Sugar January challenge #297 - Anything Goes

Patti said...

This is stunning Maxine!! I love the delicate softness and the embellishments you used are amazing!! Sympathy cards are difficult to make and give but I know the recipient of this one will treasure it!

JD/ Jill said...

Pretty card!

jenny Ginger Ninja Crafts said...

Very pretty card. Thanks for entering the Aud Sentiments Challenge
Jenny (DT Team)
https://gingerninjacrafts.wordpress.com/

Brenda said...

This is a beautiful sympathy card Maxine, I'm sorry you needed on but wonderful that you just kept on going making another one. The pattern paper is just beautiful with the vellum over it. I love your sentiment die and that polka dot ribbon. It all comes together and makes a serene sympathy card. Hugs, Brenda

mamapez5 said...

So pretty for a Sympathy card. What pretty flowers that look so good on the grey tones background. The sentiment is also just right. Kate x

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MiamiKel said...

Maxine, this is beautiful! I love the color of the blue and the dimension of the flowers popping off. So simple and so elegant! Hugs!

Loll said...

Beautiful card Maxine. Always great to have a few in your stash. Sometimes they are one of the hardest cards to make, so having a few on hand is a good idea. xx

betty-NZ said...

What lovely work you do, Maxine! Thanks for stopping by my blog!


Feel free to share at My Corner of the World

Neet said...

Such a lovely card and the perfect colour for a sympathy card. What lovely script the stamp came in - a great freebie. I love the Prima flower and the lilies are perfect for this card. What I really like about your cards that make them stand out from the rest is that you include something on the inside that is just the perfect touch.
have a good week
Bless you
Neet xx

froebelsternchen said...

What a beautiful sympathy card Maxine!
Gorgeous!
Big hugs,
Susi xxx

Shelly Schmidt said...

How beautiful! I love the pretty lillies you have added to your pink flower, loving your pretty soft blues. A very wonderful and thoughtful Sympathy card!

Sue said...

A lovely arrangement of flowers, beautiful card, Maxine! x

Karen Dunbrook said...

how beautiful and sure it will be most appreciated.
xx Karen

R's Rue said...

Beautiful

Judy V said...

Fabulous creation! Thanks for joining us for Week 5 at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge!

Margaret said...

This is so beautiful Maxine. I do love the softer background and the flowers are just perfect. Hugs, Maggie

Ann-Marie said...

A very elegant card, just love it! Thank you for sharing your beautiful make with us over at Polkadoodles and hope you will join us again.

Take care,
Ann-Marie (DT)
My Little Patch of Heaven

Monica said...

It is so charming and gentle and soft, Maxine. Love all the colours here. I too have these flowers and LOVE them.

Love,
Monica

creationsnz said...

Super use of the flowers Maxine and great to go with the background papers. CarolG

Creative world said...

Beautiful card.Love your beautiful design .Thank you for joining us ta A GEM OF A CHALLENGE
Ċ½eljka DT xx

Priya Satish said...

Love the dimensions you have added. Thank you joining us at the Crafter's Castle Challenge. - Priya Satish DT