Saturday, September 29, 2012


I can't believe how the days flew by and it's been awhile since I've posted.  I have been busy though, I have some design team work that needs to be finished for the first week of October and although I started in plenty of time, I seem to get distracted easily.  So, onto the card... no one likes making sympathy cards because as we all know, it means someone has passed and those left behind are grieving.  I cannot make myself do these ahead of time, I just can't.  For this card, I used a cream coloured card stock, the ribbon was from a Really Reasonable Ribbon monthly package.  I used a brown ink to stamp the sentiment which I think was from a Papertrey Ink set I have.  The embossing folder is Stampin Up's Framed Tulips.  I wish these folders were bigger... all my cards are 6 x 6 so I have to improvise a bit.  The die is one of my favourite Memory Box dies which is a Simon Says Stamp exclusive named Fresh Daisies.  I cut it once with the cream card stock and then again with the brown so it looks layered and shadowed.  The final touch is a little glamour dust and it's finished.
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Bearly Mine - Add a Sentiment


Shelly Schmidt said...

This is so beautiful! I love the flower die- and love your pretty colors. The ribbon is gorgeous!

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is gorgeous. The soft colours are beautiful


Lorraine said...

This is a perfect sympathy card. The image and colours look great. It's so elegant.
Lorraine x

tilly's crafts said...

beautiful simple and elegant card
Kim x

Alyce said...

Ooooh just so beautiful Marilyn. I really love the design...really elegant tones and the inking on the embossing really brings some nice depth :)

NickelNook said...

Beautifully done, Marilyn! I know what you mean about making these difficult! This one is just right! :o)

coops said...

simply stunning stylish and i love the delicate colours.

xx coops xx

cotnob said...

This is such an elegant card, just right for a sad occasion.
Thank you for joining us at Bearly Mine Designs this week.

Rica said...

Your card is beautiful Marilyn, wonderful colours, fabulous inking and your Simon Says Stamp's image is stunning!!!

Heather xx
and many thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp challenge

Kreatives von Andrea said...

Hello dear Marilyn!
What a elegant and wonderful card. I do always very difficult with this type of card, but you did it perfectly implemented.The image and colours look great.

Hugs Andrea

Anonymous said...

A beautiful sympathy card Marilyn!
Helen x

Renee said...

M this is just gorgeous! I love the brown tones and everything else about it :) You are my inspiration!

Sandy said...

Very, very pretty - I love the monochromatic color scheme. What I want to know is how you keep up with three blogs!!!

jimlynn said...

I've been so wanting that die and what you've done with it is sensational! Beautiful!

Loz ♥ said...

this is perfect Marily, the colours and shading are just perfect x

Margaret said...

Wow! This is so elegant and gorgeous! I have that tulip frame also, and just love it. Great job on the monochromatic look of your card and such a pretty ribbon.

Zo-Wie-Zo said...

Hi Marilyn such a beautiful card love the sweet flower and great colours
hugs Willie

MaxineD said...

So beautiful Marilyn, serene and elegant. These are never easy to make.

tiggertastic said...

very stylish
Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog - Tiggertastic

Designing for:

Sketch Saturday , Bearly Mine Designs and Kenny K

Little K Smith said...

Oh this is gorgeous, such a lovely design too :)

Shannon White said...

Yes I so agree, These are definitely the hardest cards to make. My Hubby always wonders why I never keep any on hand made up ahead of time.. I just won't do it, lol So nice to know I am not the only one who feels this way.... Your card is just So Lovely and Elegant Miss Marilyn.. 8-) Love the soft muted tones and wonderful die cut flower and embossed frame too! Just Really Lovely my friend..

Big hugs

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

What a beautiful and soothing card!

Mandy said...

Beautiful card Marilyn, so elegant, I love the fresh daisies die and the colours are gorgeous.
I am the same and never make sympathy cards in advance, it kind of seems wrong to me to have a batch made up ready and I try to make them to suit the person receiving them.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
hugs Mandy xx