Yellow Rose Sympathy

Hoo-Ray for Saturday, and welcome.  When you have time, please take a moment and check out the new page recently added for the lovely friends' cards that I've received. I copied this excellent idea from our Darnell - who termed it Happy Mail. A great title, but I didn't want to copy too terribly blatantly, so I named my new page Friends' Cards. I hope I can successfully add new cards as they are gratefully received. I love to share them with everyone, as we are always so thrilled to see this kind of mail.

Unfortunately we lost a very dear neighbor last week. It had been expected for a while, but it happened the day that DH had his heart cath. (and thanks for all your good wishes for him. His checkup went fine...just typical of a dude his age!). Here's the card we are sending to this family. He was the kind of neighbor who was always there when you needed a helping hand. He had a very strong faith, so knew where his journey would end. We know he is with his Father now, but we shall miss him a great deal.

- Inkadinkadoo image, stamped in Momento Desert Sand. Didn't want a black outline as I intended to use yellow copics for the rose. There's just a touch of pink in areas close to the petal shadows. Added clear WoStella in places on the rose and the leaves (copic yellow green family). Background is BG0000.

- S/B Label 4 die cut;  faux mat cut by outlining the outer edge of Label 4. Shook down the WoS really well - outlined the blue mat and it looked very silvery- instead of  the usual glisten of the Clear WoS.   Dylusions blues sprayed on water color paper created the mat - this piece was intended for another project; decided I liked it here. S/B Tranquil Moments die cut the yellow design paper, which was snipped in the middle to fit around the edge of the blue mat. Lightly inked with DI Sage Green to compliment the green leaves. I see in the photo that I didn't get this placed evenly on each side, but drat it, didn't catch it at the time.

-  Sizzix die cut leaves from water color paper sprayed with green shades of Dylusions, and snipped apart to fit the placement I wanted. The paper had been heat embossed with a white rose design, then sprayed. Didn't like the result, but it worked nicely for the die cut leaves. Some of the embossing shows on a few leaves. WoS applied and some veining with a copic green multi-liner.

- Colorbox Watercolor theme pad (from Walmart - $5 for a 12x12 pad) used for the card front.  Embossed with a new Crop Stop EF - has doves and leaves. Card base is white.

- Sentiment stamped on the snipped out middle portion of the yellow S/B Tranquil Moments die cut, using a S/B label die. Blue mat behind the sentiment is from the blue water color paper.

- added some tiny pearls.

Hope that you have wonderful plans for this Saturday. Thanks for spending a few moments here with me. I appreciate each visit & comment that you care to leave, and am always happy to answer any questions you might have about any card that I post. Enjoy your day, and Big Hugs. Ya'll come back soon.


Jean Straw said...

I love this beautifully coloured yellow rose, it looks so pretty on the blue background.
Jean x

Irish Cherokee said...

Beautiful card Mary. He had a good neighbor as well. Bless you.

Patti J said...

SO pretty, Mary! Hate needing sympathy cards.... beautifully done!

Rita said...

Beautiful card Mary. Sorry to hear about your neighbour. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xxx

Lisa said...

I'm so sorry for the loss of your neighbor, Mary. Prayers for his family. I'm glad your hubby's checkup was fine!! What a gorgeous card!! I love the embossing and the beautiful flower!! Have a great day :)

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mamapez5 said...

You have done a great job colouring that rose. It is beautiful. I needed to make four sympathy cards this afternoon for my husbands brother-in-law and his three children. He wanted me to do them all in black and white so I did, but I think I prefer your bright colours. Kate x

Hazel Evans said...

Beautiful card, I am sure his family will be touched that you have taken time and made this card . Hazel xx

Darnell J Knauss said...

I've just been to your new page and you set it up perfectly, Mary! Thank you for the credit and shoutout, my friend!

I'm very sorry about the death of your dear neighbor. Your card, featuring the traditional yellow rose of friendship, is just splendid and something the family will treasure.

Enjoy the weekend! Please continue to take things slowly until you are 100%! Hugs, Darnell

jimlynn said...

That outlining with the Wink is absolutely gorgeous! I would have never thought to even attempt it! Beautiful, beautiful card and know it will be appreciated so much.

Mrs A. said...

A beautiful card Mary. That is a really good idea about not stamping the image in black to avoid getting the harsh black outline. The rose looks so pretty without it. hugs Mrs A.

Carol L said...

What a lovely card to remember a good person! The rose is colored beautifully, and the blue background with die cuts forces it to take the spotlight! A wonderful card, but at the same time - so sorry for your loss of a good neighbor!

Pat said...

This is really lovely and just right for a sympathy card Mary, and what a good idea to stamp with a yellowy colour to avoid a harsh line round the flower. The background embossing is so pretty and the yellow die cut between the topper and the embossed layer is a lovely matching shade and beautifully intricate and delicate. Love the glistening leaves and shine round the topper edges too. I'm sure this will be so appreciated by your neighbour's family. x

aussie aNNie said...

LOVE this gorgeous bright card, beautiful colour combos....have a great weekend and mine will be in the craft room today I
aNNie ♥ The Journey is the Start

Maxine D said...

What a beautiful card Mary - not the easiest to make, but there is always a sense of peace, despite our grief, when we know where the journey will end!

Brenda said...

Oh Momma Mary, this sympathy card is stunning. I know how hard they are to make and you have made this one to be a very comforting card. I love the color combo on this card, the roses are simple beautiful and you have them colored up looking so real. The mats are perfect and I love that doily behind the rose mats. Your embossing on your card base is very lovely too and gives such nice texture to this wonderful card. Big hugs, Brenda

coldwaters2 said...

Beautiful card Mary the image and colours are simply gorgeous.
lorraine x

Tina Campbell said...

Beautiful card Mary the rose is stunning and thank you for the tip about stamping in another color than the black for the softer edge that is good to know :)

Petra Swart said...

Such a stunning rose and a beautiful card, Mary!!! Love the blue and yellow with the green!!
Hugz and have a lovely week!!

Pippa said...

A beauty, Mary. I have never considered using colours other than black and/or purple in a sympathy card which just goes to show how easy it is to get stuck in a crafty rut! Your yellow and blue card is really stunning.

Bonnie said...

What a gorgeous rose, Mary! I'm sure the family will really appreciate both the beauty and the thought. So sorry for the loss.

crafty-stamper said...

sorry to hear of the loss of you neighbor-a beautiful sympathy card love the yellow rose and embossing
carol x

Grace said...

Hi Mary! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a lovely comment! Your card is just gorgeous!!! I love that you used a light shade of memento ink to stamp the rose... it's much more realistic and beautifully smooth! I love your bg and beautiful matting! So sorry for the need of a sympathy card...but grateful for the assurance that he is with the Lord!

You asked about a place to follow on my blog. Because Google technically stopped the reader, I added blog lovin and also a new email subscription form to the top of my blog, but the old Google Follow me is still there but at the very bottom of the page since I'm not sure how long that will be functional. I'd love to have you follow by whatever method you choose! I too will follow you! Your work is just beautiful!!!

Sheila H said...

Your card is so beautiful, Mary. The yellow rose is breathtaking. I love your intricate dies and the embossing. Sorry for the loss of your neighbor friend.

Irene said...

A beautiful and serene card Mary, and perfect for such a sad occasion.
The rose is stunning especially stamped with a lighter colour and beautifully coloured. - thank you for your tip.

Brenda in IN said...

Mary, your yellow rose is beautiful. I'm sorry for the loss of your neighbor. It's great news though that hubby is well. It is good that he had the test and can be relieved that he is doing well.

Benzi said...

A big hello, Mary. It's been a while since I've been around, huh?
I finally got back.

Your card is just beautiful and sure to be appreciated. I'm sorry to hear about your neighbor. I know the two of you will miss him so much.

I see you said your husband had a heart cath. I have missed so much, I'm sure, while I've been away. I sure hope you are much better than when I left.

JD/ Jill said...

Beautiful sorry for the loss of your neighbor...I'm sure this card will bring comfort!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

This is such a pretty card for such a sad occasion. It has a very peaceful feel to it.

Debs Willis said...

Hi Mary, sorry to hear about your neighbour, sounds like he was a good friend too.
Glad your hubby's check up went ok & thanks for finding the time to visit & leave lovely comments - you must try the pop up flower boxes, they're not that complicated!
Enjoy your daughters visit
Debs x

scrappymo! said...

This is so pretty, Mary. The aqua and yellow are beautiful together.

Love to read your step by step walk throughs as I always learn so much from you.