Wednesday, January 20, 2016

White Sympathy Card


My stash of sympathy cards has dwindled down, so when I saw the Cards in Envy challenge was "white on white," I decided to add some cards to my stash. I used a Cuttlebug Geometric Rings ef for the background, adding a Darice Ornate Oblong Frame die cut for the middle portion, which I embossed with a SU! square lattice ef. The center oval is part of the Ornate Frame set. I die cut some MB prim poppies and put them inside the small oval, adding a silver-embossed sympathy sentiment (SU!) and tied a piece of sheer ribbon to the bottom. I love the soft look of white on white for sympathy cards, so I may have to make a few more.

I'm also going to enter this into the Words2CraftBy challenge which is to base your card on these words of inspiration - "The secret to a rich life is to have more beginnings than endings." I may have a twisted sense of what this quote represents, but losing a loved one is a new beginning to learn to live life differently.

Thanks for stopping by and do make it a great week ahead!

Carol

20 comments:

*Vicki* said...

Love the white on white concept here!! Really beautiful card Carol! HUGS

scrAPpamondo said...

Hom many fab textures on this white on white card!! Very soft and stylish! I think tht your simpathy card is very useful!Great work!

Sybrina K said...

Carol,

This is absolutely gorgeous! You make the prettiest cards, and this white on white technique is perfect for a sympathy card. Like you, I need to make a few of these to have on hand.

So glad you linked this up at Cards in Envy and Words 2 Craft By. It's obviously a perfect card for CIE's challenge, but it's also a very interesting take on our W2CB New Beginnings Challenge. Thanks so much for playing along at both challenges.

BTW W2CB is randomly selecting one linked entry AND one follower to receive MFT gift certificates. Not sure if you do much blog following, but wanted to let you know about this extra chance to win. :)

Daffodil Cards said...

This is really beautiful and perfect for a Sympathy card.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Very elegant looking! I appreciate your twisted sense of humor.

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Carol, such an elegant design.
Pauline
x

aussie aNNie said...

As a sympathy card, this is a beautiful creation...love the gorgeous design.xx
 {aNNie}

nwilliams6 said...

Love this elegant card! So many great layers and the texture is super. Lovely card, Carol!!! Hugz

Liz said...

A beautiful White on White card. So much details but still keeping a CAS feel. Perfect sympathy card. xx

Mrs A. said...

Love all those different textures that you have brought together on one beautiful card. hugs Mrs A.

Ann Abrahamson said...

Gorgeous card, Carol! Love the different die cuts and embossing. I totally get your thinking for the W2CB challenge too. Having been there, loss is definitely a new and different beginning. Thanks for sharing with CIE and W2CB. Your support is sooo appreciated!

Brenda said...

What a beautiful white on white sympathy card Carol. I love the elegance of this card and with the white, it gives the feel of angels. Makes me think of my angel. Hugs, Brenda

Penny Ward said...

Gorgeous card!!! I like your thoughts on a new beginning...so true how a death in the family can change your life and have to start over. Thanks so much for laying with us at Words 2 Craft By. Hugs :)

Barb said...

What a beautiful card this is Carol. I love all the textures and layers. Barbxx

Hettie said...

Oh gosh this is beautiful. I saw this peeking out when I visited earlier and meant to look at this one too. I love this. If I try a white on white I always end up with some ink somewhere!
Hugs and keep warm.
xxx

Stampsnob. said...

Carol this is stunning Love the white on white...................Lis

BobbisTreasure said...

I LOVE your take on the Words 2 CRAFT By challenge. Every ending is a new beginning, and your beautiful card is a great reflection of that thought!

scrappymo! said...

This is so gorgeous. What a lovely use of dies. I love the EF patterned frame you made.

Sandy Trefger said...

Beautiful white on white sympathy card! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy!

wendipooh13 said...

such a gorgeous card, LOVE all your layers going on here!!! thanks for playing with Cards In Envy!!!