Friday, May 8, 2020

Poppy Sympathy

Welcome

I was asked to make a sympathy card the other day - the local paper had been published for the first time in over six weeks, and my neighbour, after reading the numerous death notices, ordered a sympathy card... 

My neighbour mentioned that the person she wanted it for had extensive gardens, so I went with a floral theme, using the poppy image from one of my original Stampin' Up sets, Oh So Lovely. 



I stamped the full image on one side of the card, then die cut an aperture using the MFT Peek a boo die.  The two other images were stamped on a scrap piece (or should that be pieces... I have never smudged or messed up so many stamping attempts!). 
But I (eventually) did  my first ever successful 'mirror' stamping on this!

Once I had the images presentable, I coloured the ones on the scrap with Prismacolor pencils, brushed on a light sky of Broken China DI,  then coated the flowers with numerous coats of  Wink of Stella before mounting them behind the aperture, lining up the flowers on the left.



A very old Divinity Designs sentiment was used on the outside, and a few white sequins to break the 'severity' of the simple stamping. 


And a sentiment from the same set on the inner. 


Unfortunately I photographed this late afternoon, and did not realise until I uploaded the photos to the computer that they had a yellowish tinge that I cannot edit out.  The one truly white one was taken under electric light with the appropriate camera settings.  

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32 comments:

Glennis F said...

Lovely card Maxine, and so appropriate

Cinderella said...

Goodmorning Maxine,

It`s a Beautiful card .
I love Cas cards.
I hope you and your loved ones are safe and keep that way.
Have a nice weekend here is Mother`s day on Sunday it will be different than other ones but we make the best of it

Hugs and Creativity
Cinderella
XX

cotnob said...

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

Gerrina said...

A beautiful CAS card! For such a card it is a great one! Super that you were asked to make it! Hugs, Gerrina

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, this is a lovely sympathy card - so soothing with its soft colors and peaceful design!

Heather said...

Simple and so pretty! Love the way you spotlighted those beautiful flowers, and the sparkle is fabulous! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful colouring and card AND love the peek a boo die used...have a great weekend and Mother's day.xx

Loll said...

Beautiful sympathy card with the garden theme, Maxine. A very special card for your friend to give to the family. xx

brenda said...

You know me and Poppies Maxine so of course I love your card and I think this is just perfect for what is always a difficult occasions to create for.

B x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Agreed re photography and reality captured .. esp re discovering too late it wasnt a great job.. Love the additions of wink of Stella its a lovely stamp .. congrats om reverse stamp. My life too is much same, except able to see near family. That's a huge blessing.
Thanks for sharing your smiles, and may God bless and keep you and all whom you love, in these different times.
Prayer hugs, Shaz in Oz. X

{Wonderful Words of Life - Shaz in Oz}
{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

mamapez5 said...

A lovely simple poppy stamp and perfect for the occasion. Well done on the mirror image stamping. I know that can be tricky. Kate x

Monica said...

Maxine, your mirror stamping is amazing. I also have been wanting to try it out. Thanks for the inspiration.
I love the flowers and the windows. Infact everything about this card is super and so balanced.

Love,
Monica

Donna Ellis said...

How pretty to have an aperture that suggests eternity, and how the life blooming here continues beyond in "another place". It's a gorgeous card, and so thoughtful, Maxine. Thanks for sharing your project at Lavinia World Challenges >. I hope to see lots of your pretties in future challenges!
Crafting Smiles,
Donna
{Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

Mac Mable said...

Such a thoughtful card and well done you with the mirroring of the image x.

David C Brown said...

Stylish

Furrbster said...

This is really beautiful,

Thanks for playing along with us at MAWTT,

Hugz Tinz

Ellibelle said...

Sympathy cards are so hard to make, I had to make a couple this past week :-(
Your card is so nicely done and I think poppies are a great choice for sympathy cards.
Thank you so much for joining in at my Crafty Wednesday challenge this month where it's all about feminine creations!
Ellibelle's Corner

Cynthia said...

This is lovely, Maxine.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wonderful card Maxine- loving your pretty floral images and the window cut out. Great design! Hope you had a fab Mother's Day!

Barb said...

Stunning!

Glittered Paws said...

Beautiful card - love the simplicity of the layout and the poppies are perfect. Love all the sparkle as well. Thanks for joining us over at The House that Stamps Built.

Esther Asbury said...

Thanks for linking your sweet floral sympathy card up to The House That Stamps Built challenge!

creationsnz said...

Very clever stamping Maxine, and a lovely sentiment. CarolG

Darnell said...

This was well worth all the effort, Maxine! It is sweet and so very pretty with the long-stemmed poppy mirror-stamped and colored the way you have! Love the demensia from the peek-a-boo aperture and both the lovely sympathy sediments. Keeping on being safe! Hugs, Darnell

MiamiKel said...

Aw, you are using one of my favorite dies! I love it! THis is a gorgeous white card with the lovely flowers peeking - stunning, Maxine!

Tangii said...

Very pretty, I love the window look. Thanks for joining us at the Krafty Chicks Challenge, hope to see you again!

Nonnie's Cards and Gifts said...

Such a lovely card for a hard time. Thank you for sharing with us at Lavinia World Challenges. Vicki- DT

Neet said...

I have never seen anyone make a card like this one you have made Maxine. And I would never have thought of this idea myself but it is absolutely stunning. The clean lines of this card say so much and the placement of those poppies is just perfect - I love how they feature in the 'window'.
A very classy card in my book
Have a good day/week, ,Neet xx

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Elegant and gorgeous and oh so perfect for the person and the theme hun. Beautifully done! Hugs, Wends xoxo

Anne Temple said...

Your sympathy card is beautiful. Love your design. So glad you shared it with us for the Lavinia World Challenges #26 :-)

Lori Kobular said...

What a beautiful expression of your sympathy! Your card is so lovely and I am sure it will be treasured! Thanks for sharing with us at Lavinia World Challenges!

Grandma Bonnie said...

Maxine, what a beautiful design! I love how you placed the flowers! Thank you for participating in the Lavinia World Challenge!
Lavinia World DT - Bonnie