Thursday, 6 February 2014

Sympathy in blue ....

.... Good morning!  We all need sympathy cards in our stash and I find it is always much easier to make them before you actually need them.  Here's my card:

With Sympathy - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: CAS-ual Friday Stamps - Loving Thoughts; PTI - Think Big Favourites #3
Inks: Distress - Faded Jeans, Stormy Sky, Broken China, Tumbled Glass, Chipped Sapphire, Salty Ocean; Stampin' Up! - Midnight Muse; Versamark
Accessories: White Lustre Card; Silver Embossing Powder; SU Card - Midnight Muse

This card owes just about everything to my Design Team buddy, Nonni.  When I saw her card for our Addicted to Stamps and More! challenge I knew I had to CASE it.  I love the colour blocks and embossed flowers.  I changed it up on my card by using shades of blue, a different flower and silver embossing powder.  To make the base I masked off areas and sponged on the blue inks.  Then I randomly stamped the flower and heat embossed with silver powder.  I finished the front with a panel of white card and the sentiment stamped in blue.  On the inside I cut a mat layer in navy card and simply stamped a single flower.

With Sympathy inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Michele, over at CAS-ual Friday Stamps - CFS#1 is having a challenge with the theme being "BLUE", and you must use at least one CFS stamp or sentiment.  I have most of Michele's stamps and had to play along.  I got the theme from the current challenge at MUSE - MUSE#53, where Vicki Dutcher is the Muse with a lovely sympathy card.


The thumbnail display at CAS-ual Friday stamps is absolutely lovely and I'm so pleased I got to play along.  Nonni, thanks again for the inspiration.  See you soon.

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13 comments:

Nonni said...

Hi Deborah, wow, I feel honored you wanted to CASE my card! :) I love your take on it, I want to try this too, the different shades of one color look really stylish. The silver was a perfect choice with blue. Beautiful!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

I love the combination of the blocking and embossing on your background - this is really pretty! Thanks for joining us at Muse this week!

Marybeth said...

Oh my goodness Deborah the silver embossing on this one is gorgeous . Love the lone sentiment! What a beautiful balance .

Michele Gross said...

Oh my goodness, those embossed flowers are gorgeous!! I love how you did that :) Thanks for joining in the fun at CAS-ual Fridays Stamps!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Gorgeously done, love all the shades!!!!

Virginia L. said...

Oh my, the background is stunning, Deborah! I love the embossed flowers, too! Thanks so much for joining the fun with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Stamps and Paper said...

A beautiful card for such a sad occasion Deborah...great colours..

Anne

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the BG colors and embossed flowers! This is a Beautiful card for sympathy!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Lovely background! Thanks for joining in at Muse~

Jingle said...

Very pretty card! Your background looks so neat! So glad you played along with our BLUE challenge over at CAS-ual Fridays Stamps!

Deni(se) said...

This is so beautiful up close! What a great idea/technique. I see why you wanted to CASE it.

Dana said...

So so pretty! I love those embossed silver flowers on that sponged BG. What an eye-catching card!

Heather North said...

Blue is such a serene color for a sympathy card. I love the way you created your color blocking. The embossed flowers add such a soft touch.

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