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6/19/2014

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.



36 comments:

  1. 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.

    Blessings
    Jim

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  2. Simple and elegant! The perfect sympathy card!

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

    Hugs
    Chris B

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

    Patricia xx

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

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

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  7. 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

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  8. 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

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

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  10. 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

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  11. 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.

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  12. Really beautiful and elegant Mary lots of huggles Sue xx

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

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

    Kath x

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  15. 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

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

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  17. 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!!

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  18. 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

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

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

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

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  22. 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

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

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

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  25. 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

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  26. 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

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  27. 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 :)
    Hugs
    Vic x

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

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

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  30. pretty Sympathy card Mary.
    Hot and humid here today.
    Sandy

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  31. 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.

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

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

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  34. 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.

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  35. Mary,
    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.

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  36. Elegant and beautiful., Mary.

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