Friday, 20 February 2015

Clearly Besotted with sympathy card

Simply Create Too


Hello everyone,

It's time for the mid post at the Simply Create Too Challenge where the theme is the ever popular Anything Goes. Sadly, I had need of a with sympathy card recently, so made this card. I always find it difficult to get the tone right with a sympathy card and this one was for a man who had lost his mother, so I decided to go for the darkish basecard but still keep a soft flower image. 




I cut a square panel of Tim Hottz watercolour card and stamped the image from the Clearly Besotted 'Thinking of you' stamp set, before embossing it with white embossing powder. I watercoloured the flower and let it dry before layering it onto a panel cut with a stitched square die from Lil'Inker Designs. I made the basecard from Papertrey Ink tropical teal cardstock and stamped it in versamark ink with the Impression Obsession Canvas cover a card background stamp to give it a little texture. The sentiment from PTI was also embossed in white and I added a few enamel dots. I used a punch to cut some semicircles on the bottom of the card to finish it off.

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Hugs
Carol x

23 comments:

  1. Hello Carol

    Your card is beautiful, soft, stylish and so elegant, and just perfect the the occasion. I love your choice of colours and amazing colouring.

    Thank you for your kind comments on my blog, I must admit I'm loving my Nature card making.
    My crochet blanket is taking priority right now as it's almost finished.

    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  2. Carol I think this is one of the most beautiful sympathy cards I've ever seen.
    Love your choice of colours - my favourites and I'm also slightly besotted with Clearly besotted so love how you've coloured the image.
    Thanks for playing along at ATSM
    Sarah x

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  3. This is perfect Carol and very beautiful xx

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  4. This is really gorgeous Carol love the colours you have used huggles Sue xx

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  5. This is such a pretty card. beautifu colors

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  6. Beautiful water coloring and I love your choice of colors...so pretty! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at ATSM!

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  7. Carol, your watercolored flower is just stunning. I love the teal color of your card. It's just perfect.

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  8. Always sad to need a sympathy card, but yours is absolutely stunning! I like your monochromatic color scheme and you colored that orchid so beautifully! Thanks so much for playing along with ATSM this week!

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  9. I'm sorry for the need of a sympathy card. You did a beautiful job watercoloring and I love the color!

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  11. The card is just gorgeous! I love your choice of colours and watercoloring is just stunning.
    Really beautiful and I'm impressed.

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  12. Hi Carol. I find sympathy cards difficult to make as well. You did a beautiful job and I'm sure your friend will appreciate you taking the time to make him something special to honour his mother. The watercoloured flowers are so gorgeous. Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers.

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  13. Oh Carol!! What a breathtaking card. I know sympathy cards can be so difficult to make but this is a little piece of art. I am sure the man will appreciate it. Your watercoloring is fabulous and I like the stamped base with the canvas. I had to look close because I thought it was dry embossed. Really, really beautiful design.

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  14. I'm so sorry you needed a sympathy card, Carol, but golly, this is so beautiful, and just right for a man or a woman. I'm going to have pin this. The whole design, right down to the corners, is fabulous!! I'm glad you liked your Valentine! Hugs, Darnell

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  15. This is such a beautifully colored and perfect sympathy card! Love those colours and the little detailes you put on the card...

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  16. This is a beautiful card. I love the colors you chose and the watercoloring is perfect.

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  17. It's simply beautiful I love the colors, thank you for sharing :0)

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  18. Oh, Carol, this is absolutely stunning! I love the colors (one of my favorites), and your watercoloring is exquisite! What a beautiful card for a special time! Hugs!

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  19. A gorgeous sympathy card and a gorgeous monochromatic card. Glad you joined CASology this week, Carol.

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  20. Absolutly gorgeous ;))))!!!
    Greetings from Germany Elisabeth

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  21. This is absolutely stunning. Your colouring is so beautiful and imagery so serene. Thank you so much for sharing this touching creation st CASology this week!

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  22. Simply gorgeous. I love the colour, the flowers so beautifully coloured and the way the corners cut on the sentiment and card echo each other. Great work. Thanks so much for playing along with ASM this week!

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  23. So sorry that you needed a sympathy card, but this one is just stunning. Love the way you water colored that beautiful flower and the Tropical Teal base works so perfectly.

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Carol x

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