Monday, 28 March 2016

With Sympathy

I made this card last month  at Langley Stamps Club. I like to make sympathy cards ahead as it is always so hard to do at the time they are needed.

This was a simple yet effective design. The image was stamped on a snippet of white card and then a coordinating embossing fold was carefully lined up over the image. The resulting embossed design highlights the image and raised it forward.


All it took to finish this card, was a sprinkling of random sized clear rhinestone jewels, placed in the center of each blossom.   The sentiment was stamped on a wee snippet of left over white card and pop dotted forward.


That finished image topper was matted with a flat black cardstock and placed on a white 5 x 7 card.

I would like to make a few more of this card, and would use a variety of different colours for the stamped image and background mat. The sentiments could vary from Hello, Happy Birthday or just Thinking of you.  This card is generic enough to be used for any occasion.

Simple but effective, methinks.

I am entering this card in the following challenge

1. Stamping Sensations -  Flower Power
2. Allsorts - Wings

31 comments:

brenda said...

A beautifully elegant card Mo and perfect for occasion.

B x

brenda said...

And of course - will forget my own head one of these days, many thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts and Stamping Sensations challenges.

B x

Valerija said...

Gorgeous card Maureen, lovely image.
Have a nice week!

SARN said...

That's a lovely sympathy card Mo. xxx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Beautiful Mo, I like to keep some of these tucked away too.Just in case cards I call them.

Sue xx

Linby said...

Difficult cards to make but I think this is very elegant and fitting.
L x

cotnob said...

Such an elegant card Maureen, perfect for a sad occasion.
Pauline
x

Jenny L said...

Hi Maureen,
what a brilliant design card, and just right for the occasion.
We all hate making these type of cards, but yours is so super.
Love and big hugs from my house to yours.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Heidi Stamps said...

Very lovely sympathy card. I try to do the same thing and make these cards ahead of time. When I am creating a card, sometimes I just think that it would make a nice sympathy card, and then that is the sentiment I add, because otherwise it is so hard to make them. Thanks for sharing!

Greta said...

Gorgeous design--one of the best ever sympathy cards, Maureen!

Carol L said...

This is so pretty, and I too often make sympathy cards well in advance to save time at a moment's notice!

cuilliesocks said...

Beautiful card Maureen, lovely design and images, just perfect for a sympathy card, Kate x

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

This is perfect for a sympathy card Mo and one that you could stamp in lots of different colours. I absolutely agree with you about making a few sympathy cards ahead as I find it so hard to make them at the time. Hope you're keeping well and happy X X

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful card!! Love the soft stamping!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Kathleen said...

Really lovely sympathy card, I too like to have some on hand, like you say it is hard when the occasion does arise. Gorgeous stamp and the grey colour is perfect, not too dramatic as it would be in black.
Thank you for joining in our Wings challenge this week at Allsorts.

Kath

Pia S said...

I so agree with you about making this kind of card. Better to have some cards ready for when they might be needed.
I absolutely love this design and your idea of dry embossing after stamping, it's beautiful!

Mrs A. said...

Very effective putting the image through the embossing folder. Hugs Mrs A.

Barb said...

Your card is lovely Mo. Sadly I had to make a sympathy card yesterday and I think making some ahead of time is probably a good idea. Barbxx

Darnell J Knauss said...

Me thinks so, too, Maureen! It is a classic design that could be used for any occasion!! I'm pinning it! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell

Sharon said...

Great card...love the simplicity of this..xx

Whisper said...

Aaaah simply classy and stunning hun, Luv Sam x

Joan said...

Beautiful card, like the coordinating stamp and folder

Craftnut said...

Thanks for joining our wings challenge at allsorts Tracy x

Cara said...

Such a beautiful sympathy card, just lovely. Cara x

Craftychris said...

Really lovely image which makes a perfect sympathy card but, as you say, with different colours and sentiments, would make beautiful cards for many occasions! xxx

Dorothy S said...

I really this layout - just lovely.

Pat said...

This is a beautiful sympathy card Mo and would adapt with different colours for any occasion as you say. x

Glenda Atkins said...

Wonderful sympathy card,your image is so appropriate, love it!

Hettie said...

This is so lovely Mo.
Hugs
xx

Sandy said...

Beautiful sympathy card!
sandy xx

MaryH said...

A very pretty & comforting design with the nature silhouette and works nicely on a sympathy card. I really liked the way you've done the embossing over the top of the stamped image. Hope things are getting just a bit better on the Home front. Prayers & Hugs. TFS