Saturday, 5 March 2011

Sympathy


White base card with sentiment printed from PC. I have used an embossing folder and touched up the petals with a buttercup promarker. I have layered this onto a pale yellow card to make it stand out. I am entering this into the Less is More Challenge for this week which is Pastel Colours.
I have taken on board all the comments and added some pearls to the flower centre.
Thanks Mandi & Chrissie for all your advice - I think it looks better now.


53 comments:

Loli said...

Beautiful embossing, so elegant.
Regards from Palma de Mallorca

jules said...

oh Maureen this is beautiful!! just right

Jan said...

Lovely card xx Jan

Paula said...

elegant card

Caroline Hallett said...

very simple elegant card - and fits the purpose very well

Mandi said...

Beautiful card Maureen
Can I say I love the black font, I think you had 3 small black gems or pearls in the centres of the flowers, they would pop out more!
Lovely work nonetheless
Thanks very much
mandi
"Less is More"

Bea said...

Waht a pretty and elegant card

'The Crafting Owl' said...

Hopping by from do-crafts! How stunning is your card!!

Chrissie said...

This is really pretty Maureen, I think I would have liked to see the embossed section a little nearer the centre of the card, it seems a trifle pushed into the corner.
I love the PC generated sentiment, that is fab, the eye is taken straight to it!
Thanks for your support and we'll look forward to seeing you next week!
Chrissie
"Less is MOre"

Lizy said...

I really like your card Maureen. Sympathy cards are tricky to make but you have got it just perfect!
Lizy x

sandy's crafty bits said...

wow what a super card maureen ... love the "simplicity" of it ... hope that is not rude ... but it is as "loli" said very elegant well done ... happy crafting Sandy xx

Teresa said...

Its perfect Mau and thank you for the card I recieved from you this morning, very touching, thank you so much.
Hugs Teresa xx

Rachel Webber said...

What a beautiful card to receive - given that it will be sent at a difficult time in someone's life, it's certain to be incredibly well received and certainly lift the spirit. Stunning in it's simplicity!

Kathyk said...

It's a lovely and tasteful sympathy card - tricky to achieve that balance

Kathyk

Diane said...

I love this embossing folder too! Lovely card. xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Simply beautiful card...love the embossed flowers.

Anne

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW this is super, I really like it, thanks for visiting my blog, Hazelxoxo

Susie Sugar said...

Perfectly serene and truly peaceful
Hugs Susie Sugar xx

Suze Bain said...

Very pretty card Maureen.

Gibmiss said...

Hello
gorgeous card lovely and soft...
hugs
sylvie
xxx

Lynne said...

Fabulous! Love the embossing and the touch of yellow. I think some pale yellow pearls in the centre of the flowers would make it pop a bit more but really it`s gorgeous as it is.
Lynne xxx

Susan said...

Maureen, this is so soft and pretty! I love the embossing you did!

Pauline said...

Lovely and gentle card, love the embossing folder.

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Excellent CAS card and sure to brighten a little sadness.
Hugs, Sandra

Laura said...

A beautiful card, exactly right for its purpose and the flower centres just add that little somethin more

Faith A said...

What perfectly lovely cards

Mandi said...

Hi Maureen
I certainly think the flowers have come to life
Just lovely
Hope you are pleased too, that's the most important
mandi
"Less is More"

Chrissie said...

Hi Maureen, it's great that you are prepared to keep striving for excellence!
What a star you are!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

a lovely card and I love the embossing, ticks all the boxes for the challenge :)

Michelle said...

very elegant card xxx

Sarita said...

Really beautiful, with or without the pearls,
Love Sarita xx

Pam said...

Oh wow...curiosity got to me on your comment, so thought I'd take another peek and I must say those small changes certainly make for a much stronger card. I likey.

Sharon said...

These are so pretty Maureen. That font is gorgeous. I must admit, I do think the pearl centres were a good move. It's amazing how much difference a small change can make!
Sharon xx

Babs said...

Lovely card so fresh and clean looking, and i do love the embossed flower too...

Babs x

Lisa xx said...

great card, very tastefully done

Rachelxx said...

Lovely elegant sympathy card - the pearl centers just 'lift' it :-)

Aileen said...

Hi Maureen

Adding those gems really does make the flowers pop!

x

Katalytic said...

It's so tasteful,and such a delicate embossed design

Kathleen said...

This is a really lovely sympathy card and I personally feel the image is fine where it is because your eyes are drawn to the sentiment and in this type of card that is the most important thing.

Kath x

Doreen said...

A relly pretty card,love the embossing.xxx

Linby said...

Beautifully done. thanks for the inspiration.
Linbyx

Squirrel x said...

Really elegant, and a super LIM card hun, Sxx

joey said...

Lolvely card Maureen I love the embossed panel
Joey x

jillyscreations said...

perfect card for a sympathy card I love the simplicity of it

Jo said...

You have created a beautiful card, perfect as a sympathy card. Lovely gentle colours and the sentiment is great, love the font you've used. Jo x

S Jane said...

Beautiful card I love the placement of your image and the pears just make it POP

Sue W said...

Love this card the addition of the perls was spot on too!

Vicky Hayes said...

Such an elegant card! I love the way you added a touch of yellow to your petals and then matted onto yellow. The pearls are a great touch, although I think Mandi's right - black pearls would have linked the flowers to the sentiment.

Grenouille Greetings said...

Looks even prettier with the pearls! Warmest wishes, Lesley

Viv said...

Lovely card Maureen, well done again :O) Viv xx

sharingthepassion said...

perfect cards

ali x

Shaz said...

Very pretty card. Great use of pearls. x

Kitty Kats Krafts said...

simply stunning card

Sam x