Saturday, February 08, 2020

With Sympathy

Hi everyone.  Unfortunately, there are times for all of us when we need sympathy cards.  I wanted to share this one I made for a special friend this week.

I used a stamp set from AliExpress.  It's got two parts to the leaf sprig (outline and solid).  I stamped the outline first with Versamark onto my black card base.  I heat emboss in Princess Gold (Ranger).  It's a yellow gold that I really like.  I then did the solid leaves, again stamping in Versamark and this time heat embossing with copper.  I added a heat embossed sentiment to match.  A very simple yet elegant sympathy card.

Close-up ...


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Jessie helped herself to my warm chair when I got up to a few minutes.
This happens all the time. :)


Thanks for stopping by for a visit!






Stamps:  Leaf Sprig (AliExpress); Sentiment - Bouquet of Thanks (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper:  Black card stock (SU!)
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories & Tools:  Princess Gold embossing powder, Copper embossing powder (both from Ranger)


29 comments:

Pat said...

This double heat embossing looks gorgeous Loll and I love the contrast using the black card. A very elegant sympathy card. Jessie doesn't look in any hurry to let you have your chair back..lol. x

Betty said...

lovely card, Loll - the metallics on the black is so effective.

Robyn Oliver said...

A fabulous sympathy card Loll, love this stamp set and your double embossed treatment is lovely,hugs Robyn

Christine Alexander said...

Sympathy cards are always so difficult but are always appreciated by the recipient. Loll this one is so beautiful with the metallics on black.
Jessie looks right at home in your chair :)

nancy littrell said...

Elegant heat embossed with gold and copper embossing powders leaves, Loll. So sorry for your loss. Your beautiful elegant card will be so appreciated by the family. Love and Hugs...Nancy
TFS the sweet photo of Jessie, too:-)

TK said...

Great card, and I love all that shine on black!

Oh sweet Jesse! Who could kick her out of a chair? Not I!

Susan said...

Beautiful card - love the heat embossing on the black. I'm sorry you needed a sympathy card.

Tessa always takes my warm seat when I get up for a minute. I think they like the warmth and our smell. And then she seems annoyed when I make her move!

Mac Mable said...

Such an elegant card and perfect for the occasion Loll. The double heat embossing effect is really striking and I love the black card stock x.
I don't blame the adorable Jessie....she obviously knows the best seat in the house x.

SusanME said...

Beautiful card. However, please report to Altenew that their design has been stolen.

Ros Crawford said...

It's beautifu Loll! I'm sure it will be much appreciated too.

Daffodil Cards said...

A wonderful and very beautiful card.
Faith x

Viv said...

I have these stamps Loll and have just used them with gold embossed outline but surprise surprise on white card as you know how I am with black! Wish I'd have been brave and tried the black now!!
Like the idea of the different coloured embossed leaves too - a change from watercolours and one I will try.
Beautiful card! x

Brenda said...

This is indeed a stunning sympathy card Loll, I love the two metal colors together, especially on the black. Who knew to mix them, you did! I'm sorry you needed a sympathy card though. They are never fun to have to make. Aww, Jessie is so precious and sweet looking. Yep, they love to steal your seat. They say it is because they want to be near you when you are busy or not home. So must be something to that! I left the room one day and when I came back Savannah was curled up in my seat and she knows she isn't supposed to be on it. lol And I'm always finding Kahlua on the back of the chair so she can see out the window again. lol Hugs, Brenda

Bonnie said...

This is such a classy sympathy card, Loll! Sorry you needed one. Getting in your warm chair is second to your lap, I'm sure.

Brenda in IN said...

Using the two different embossing powders against that black card stock made a very classy card. That is a beautiful stamp. Thank you for your sweet comment for Molly. I miss her so much but had to laugh at Jessie jumping right into your chair the minute you got up. It's not your lap but the next best thing.

Nstiz said...

What made this so special is the fact that you thought to do it on black. I'd have sworn you painted it with shimmer paints but love that you used the stamp! This is such a gorgeous sympathy card and worth a repeat when you need one quickly. LOVE this!

Papercraft Boutique said...

This is beautiful, elegant, and perfect for the occasion, Loll. The (twice-) heat-embossed leaf sprig looks gorgeous!
Jessie looks like she's saying "He he he~, aren't I smart?"
Hideko xx

Marcia Hill said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL card Loll! I love the gold and copper embossing right next to each other...soooo pretty! And your little chair thief is ADORABLE...how could you get mad at a face like that?!! :0)

Trina P. said...

Sorry you needed this type of card. It’s beautiful. The metallic embossing is very striking against the black.

And there goes Jessie again looking all adorable while keeping your seat warm.

kiwimeskreations said...

An amazing card Loll - love the stamp set - and you have used it beautifully. Sorry to hear you needed it - but as we get older it seems to happen more and more :(
Blessings
Maxine

Leslie Miller said...

Ah, this is beautiful in the gold and copper on black. I really like the yellow gold so much better than a darker gold. I'm sorry you needed it for a friend, but I know it was appreciated.

Leslie Miller said...

Oops, how could I forget to say how adorable and comfy Jessie looks? Sweet!!

Bobby said...

Metallic on black. Always an elegant choice, Loll.

Anita in France said...

Just beautiful, Loll ... the understated elegance is perfect for a sympathy card. Hugs, Anita :)

Sue said...

The beautiful metallic embossing looks so good on black, a very elegant card, Loll x

Darnell said...

A simple card, but very striking, Lolly! I have that gold and love it, too. I can just imagine all the shimmer in real life! Of course, as gorgeous as this is, Jessie stole the show! She just gets more adorable with every photo!! (I have to say, if I were there and you got up, I jump into that soft and comfy chair, too!!) Hugs, Dolly

Barb Ghig said...

I think Jessie likes it when you warm up the chair for her...it certainly looks like that is what she is thinking :)

Gorgeous sympathy card, Loll! I love how the copper and gold embossing pops against the black background and your CAS design is so elegant! Barb xx

Jo said...

Amazing, I can feel the special intent behind this beauty. Truly smartly made with metallic embossing powder. xx

Karen Dunbrook said...

so beautiful.
xx Karen