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Sunday, 19 January 2014

WOW Lily

Hi Everyone,  I hope you have had a good weekend.  Today's card is unfortunately a Sympathy Card, which you hope you will never need but life dictates otherwise.  This is for a lady whose husband was an aquaintance of my DH, who will be sadly missed by a lot of people.  DH bought a card but it wasn't very nice so, although I haven't made one before, I thought I would see what I could do.





For the main image I used the Lily from Sheena Douglass' A Little Bit Floral range of stamps.  I decided to keep it all white, so I heat embossed the smaller of the two flowers using Versamark ink and WOW White Pearl EP on to white stamping card.  I cut the flower out and decided to add some extra smaller petals from the larger flower to make the flower more open.  I also cut off the original stamens, stamped some more, and added them so that they stand up in the centre of the flower.  I decided to emboss the base card with a mask from That Special Touch called Funky.  I like these plastic stencils because they are so versatile.  I decided to mount the Lily on a new S/B die that I have recently acquired called Captivating Squares which I cut and layered using the largest two dies, and decided to angle them to give a diamond shape for the flower to sit on.  I haven't added a sentiment yet as I don't have anything appropriate.  I might do something from the computer or leave the front as it is and just add something to the inside.

I am entering this card over at Pixie's Crafty Workshop as I used some snippets/scraps of white card for the Lily and S/B die cut mats.

13 comments:

  1. Your card is just right for the sad occasion it has been needed for. We had to send one out last week as well to a close friend who lost his sister. Hugs Mrs A.

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  2. Beautiful card for a sad occasion. Thanks for commenting on my blog recently. I too attended two of Hels demos at the craft shop and the workshop on the Sunday, great fun x

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  3. A beautiful card, and perfect for the occasion. I really like the embossed background and the lovely die cuts.
    Jean x

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  4. Hi Pat
    Stunning card... Love white on white
    Hugs Sylvie xx

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  5. This doesn't look like a 'first sympathy card' Pat. It is so lovely & elegant. I think all white was just right for the occasion of your card. Love the embossing on the lily, and adding the extra dimension with the raised petals & stamens was such attention to detail. You've really shaped the petals so realistically. Love the S/B base too, and the embossing on the base is lovely. I saw it and started thinking "Now what folder is this?". It's very pretty. A wonderful card, and I bet your DH was grateful you made one that he could give with pride. TFS & Hugs

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  6. Hello Pat, just found you via Sylvie's blog (Gibmiss) love your beautiful card. White was a perfect choice and the lily is gorgeous, love the day you shaped and raised it.
    Hugs Mau xx

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  7. Pat your card is very elegant and beautiful, perfect for the sad occasion. The die cuts are very pretty together, I really like the dimension you've created with the lily. Take care, Shirleyx

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  8. This is an elegant card for such a sad occasion. You have done a beautiful job on it! Love all the layers.

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  9. A really lovely card Pat, and the lily is beautiful. The white on white does look very special as it is. Probably too late now but I'd just stamp or print off an insert for the inside with something like 'Thinking of You' on. The front looks so perfectly balanced as it stands.

    Hugs, Di xx

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  10. Sorry to hear you needed a sympathy card Pat, but this one is beautiful. xxx

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  11. I'm sorry about your need for a sympathy card, Pat, but if one is needed, your beautiful work is stunning for the purpose! Seriously. It feels so sincere and so serene. His wife is going to be moved by your handmade outpouring of sympathy. Hugs, Darnell

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  12. Gorgeous! Love this white on white!

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