Sympathy in White

Good afternoon. Thanks for visiting today and a warm welcome to 2 new followers.

Sharon Gurnhill of Nellie's Handmade Cards

Aussie Annie of aNNie's Style. Actually Annie was already a follower on a lot of our blogs, but she had to close her old blog Memories to Keep due to  hacker issues. So she has started a new blog, and I encourage you to check out both these talented bloggers sites. Thanks for joining me ladies. 

[hmmm, I'm thinking there might be a little give-away here soon...not so big as blog candy, but just a tiny milestone appreciation. Ya never know.]

Sympathy cards are never easy to make. I saw this beautiful card by Maxine D,  and needed to make a pretty but fast card to get mailed. I'm also working on one for another neighbor who lost her husband last week. When I saw Maxine's card, I thought "That design would be nice in white with gold embossing", so here's my take on Maxine's lovely card. I didn't use the layers and embellishments that made Maxine's card such a stunner, but I like this one anyway.

S/B Floral Ovals embossed with Ranger's Queen's Gold using the same ODBD sentiment used by the inspiration card.

Card base embossed with a Crafts Concept corner folder - edged lightly with Delicata Gold.

Sentiment mounted with foam tape over gauze glitter ribbon.

The inside is also simple, using a sentiment from the same ODBD set, which is very nice to have for such occasions as this.

So thanks, Maxine, for inspiring me, when I needed a card that could get made & mailed rapidly, yet still be one that I thought turned out well.

Again, thanks for taking time to visit this afternoon. God Bless. Hugs too. Come again when you can.


Irish Cherokee said...

Simple is often best Mary. The message always seems to be more pronounced when it is elegant and simple. Your card qualifies in every way.


Bonnie said...

Simple and elegant! The perfect sympathy card!

Chrisboldo said...

Mary, that is a very elegant white card, love it!

Chris B

Patricia said...

Beautiful card for a sad occasion.
I love the CAS elegance of it

Patricia xx

jimlynn said...

The white and gold is always a stunning and elegant combination. Beautiful, beautiful card!

Lisa said...

This is so elegant and beautiful, Mary!! Sympathy cards are so hard to have done a fabulous job!! The gold with white is gorgeous!! Have a great day :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

mamapez5 said...

I don't often do white cards but I think for a Sympathy card it is lovely. I saw Maxine's card too the other day, and thought how elegant it was, but yours is equally elegant. Love them both. Kate x

Sharon said...

This is gorgeous Mary. I love white cards and the embossing with touch of gold is so striking.
Enjoy the rest of your week.
Hugs Sharon. x

Hazel said...

A very simple CAS card but elegant and beautiful. Hazel xx

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Mary! I have SO missed visiting your dear blog and enjoying your marvelous artwork. This sympathy card is lovely and peaceful - perfect for the recipient. It really is beautiful. There is nothing like a dear card when the heart is hurting, is there?

LOVE the beautiful "perfect mother" bowl you received from a dear friend. How blessed you both are to enjoy such a relationship. Thank you for sharing it. I also enjoyed your hummer, pengies and butterflies! each one so beautiful!

I miss our chats, and hope that I truly am on the mend and can enjoy more time with you. hugs, de

Pippa said...

I really like the gold and white combination and the sentiment speaks for itself so no need to add a lot of frills. A really elegant card.

Sue said...

Really beautiful and elegant Mary lots of huggles Sue xx

Jean Straw said...

A beautifully elegant card, I love the crisp embossing and the the gold wording compliments it perfectly.
Jean x

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous card Mary, love the embossing and the gold ribbon, lovely die too.

Kath x

Di said...

A beautiful card Mary, the white and gold are perfect and such a lovely design too. I know for sure that the recipient will be very touched by your kind thoughts and great care in making and sending this lovely card.

Hugs, Di xx

Brenda in IN said...

Beautiful! I love the simplicity of this but it shows the message so well.

Carol L said...

Sympathy cards are never easy to put together for me, but this elegant, yet simple design makes quite a beautiful statement! I love the gold accents and beautiful die cut!!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Mary, you've created a very elegant sympathy card, it's beautiful. I love the white on white with the touch of gold. Take care, Shirleyx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Mary, Beautiful elegant design, works very well for sympathy. The white on white with the touch of gold is fabulous. Take care, Shirleyx

Maxine D said...

Lovely card mary - glad I could inspire you - I may just have to try one in white too :-) Mutual encouragement!

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning CAS card full of love and beauty...thanks for the warm welcome and yes I did get your comment my friend...see you in the comments..♥
luv aNNie
The Journey is the Start

Brenda said...

Maxine's card is a stunning for sure, but so it this one Momma Mary! I love the white and gold and white on white. It sure makes a stunning sympathy card as well as a comforting one. Hugs, Brenda

SarahGeorge said...

Beautiful CAS white on white card. The embossing is very beautiful.

Tina Campbell said...

Beautiful sympathy card. Love the pops of gold on it.

Pumpy said...

Hi my friend, yes sympathy card are difficult to make, white is always a good colour. This card is lovely and I am sure the next will be just as good. It is a thing, sad to say that we are making more and more sympathy cards as the days go by.
Lovies to you Pumpy

Pat said...

Your card for this sad occasion is beautiful Mary, and the gold and white is perfect. Maxine original card was great too. Both very elegant cards. x

vic said...

Mary this is so beautiful! I love the embossing in the corners it's just lovely! Thank you for your lovely comment your super sweet :)
Vic x

crafty-stamper said...

A very elegant sympathy card love the CAS look and beautiful die-cut frame and embossed corners
carol x

Debs Willis said...

What an elegant ard, jut right for a sympathy message
Thanks for your lovely comments in my zig zag card!
Debs x

Sandy said...

pretty Sympathy card Mary.
Hot and humid here today.

Mrs A. said...

Thank you for your kind words on my blog. They have been much appreciated. Mum's funeral is booked for the 30th June and I have just been arranging for flowers today. I wanted Gladioli (mum's favourite flower) and found a florist who could do the sprays that I wanted. hugs Mrs A.

Petra Swart said...

Lovely sympathy card, Mary!! The white and gold looks beautiful!!!
Love the embossing and die!

Sheila H said...

Your color combo of white and gold is classic and elegant, Mary. The embossing is perfect.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Love this quick and easy card. I could be adapted for other occasions as well with the change of the greeting. You got my wheels turning... especially since I just got that embossing folder.

Mrs A. said...

This beautiful card arrived this morning in the post and looks superb IRL. Thank you so much.
There is even a sheet of acetate for me to play with!!!!!!!!!.
Your the tops.
hugs Mrs A.

scrappymo! said...

Elegant and beautiful., Mary.