Wednesday, November 7, 2012

A Sympathy Card

Happy mid-week, everyone!  That means another challenge at the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog!

Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog

This week we are asking for Thinking of You or Sympathy cards.  I chose to make a sympathy card, knowing that it would be nice to have one ready next time a sad occasion warrants one........


I used some beautiful Hero Arts stamps: the Antique Flower Background, and the sentiment from With
Sympathy.  This set has the most beautiful font and some really lovely sentiments included - I think it's something we should all have for these types of occasions.  I stamped them both in black, embossing the sentiment, and then framed up each panel in black before adhering them to my card base.  Then I used my Die-Namics Rolled Rose die and some gold felt to make my flower.  These roses are really easy to make when using soft felt.  The leaves are also die-cut felt, and I added some gold pearls to finish.  

Please visit the Simon Says Stamp blog to see what our Guest Designer Barb Engler and the rest of my teamies did for this challenge.  As always, there's a $50.00 gift voucher available to a lucky random winner.

                            


27 comments:

Brenda said...

I love how that felt rolled flower adds such a soft touch against that Broccade background Lin!

Betty said...

beautiful card - the black and yellow are so good together - great design too!

Jingle said...

Wow, Lin! This is just gorgeous!!!

Cindy C. said...

Fabulous! The yellow rolled rose add warmth to the elegant B&W card!

LauraJane:) said...

LOVELY! the rolled rose in perfect:)

Caroline said...

WOW this is gorgeous love the flower. Caroline xxx

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Lin :-) a perfect card for a sad occasion and the flower just gives it a beautiful shot of colour to brighten ,, very very lovely :-)

luv
Lols x x x

luv
Lols x x x

CinnamonSally said...

Such an elegant card Lin, love your rolled rose!

Carol L said...

Your card is just lovely with that amazing felt flower! I love the stems and pearls, and beautiful design too!

Unknown said...

Lin, this is stunning & so elegant. Such a beautiful card & perfect to let someone know how much you care

MarcyK924 said...

Beautiful design, Lin! Love your signature yellow rose! xo

Sue McRae said...

This is such an elegant colour combo and design Lin!

Barb said...

You are so sweet to mention me, Lin - thank you! LOVE this gorgeous sympathy card! The felt rose is just perfect! I'm so happy to be guest designing with you this month! :)

GrammySue's Creations said...

Hi Lin, your card is gorgeous--love your design and the rolled rose is the perfect finishing touch.

Sarah J Moerman said...

Beautiful card, Lin! I LOVE your rolled flower! SO pretty!

Dawn T said...

This is stunning Lin. So CAS with such beautiful thoughts.

debby4000 said...

Beautiful and so elegant.
luv
Debby

Jo Nevill said...

Beautiful card, I adore your flower and the yellow with the black and white. Gorgeous

Hugs

Jo x

Kelly Booth said...

LOOOOOOOOOOOVE this...Just A Perfect Sympathy Card Lin!!! xoxoxo

Virginia L. said...

Beautiful!! Your craftsmanship is SUPERB! I love the layering and details on this card! Perfect sympathy card, Lin!

Maureen Morton said...

Such a perfect card for a difficult occasion, Lin. Your flower is exquisite - I must get my die out again. Love this layout - understated elegance.

Judy1223 said...

Lin, this is a classy, lovely sympathy card. I find these so hard to make, but you have done a beautiful job. I love the colors and your rolled rose is beautiful.

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Stunning card, Lin!! I love the super gorgeous felt flower...wow!!!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Wee Von said...

What a perfect sympathy card. So stunning.

Alice said...

this is so classy and elegant, Lin! such a beauty!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Lin your sympathy card is tremendous.

kingstonmama said...

Oh my! This is so pretty. I love your felt flower and the little pearls are the perfect finishing touch. just gorgeous! ann y.