Tuesday, November 22, 2016

The Flower Challenge #2


Often times, sympathy cards are the most difficult to make, but those most appreciated.  While a death in the family, or that of a friend is not an occasion we enjoy, their life most certainly is meant to be celebrated, right?   

I created this sympathy card using the gorgeous Altenew Lotus blossom, and coordinating dies.  It was first stamped, then cut in two steps: first the flower then the leaf, so I could create a little dimension.  The little 4.25" square card was made quite some time ago... just waiting for the perfect finish!

For The Flower Challenge #2:

the perfect words from Technique Tuesday

Though this is one of those gorgeous layering stamp sets, the outline, gold heat-embossed makes for a wonderful water-coloring opportunity ... this time, a simple bit of Distress Inks.

Thanks for the visit today ... I do hope you will come back, soon!

=]  Michele

24 comments:

lostinpaper said...

Perfect choice of flower for a sympathy design Michele!

Karren said...

Beautiful card, Michele, and your soft coloring works so well with this image.

Lisa said...

This is a perfect sympathy card Michele. The single bloom is beautiful!!

Donna said...

Beautifully made. X

Rahmat said...

Michele, your card is super CAS and super pretty, I guess we both were planning the same thing.

Aileen Ryan said...

Beautiful card Michele, love the flower you used. Thank you so much for supporting us at The Flower Challenge, its very much appreciated. Hugs Aileen DT

LeAnne said...

Lovely card....lovely sentiment, lovely floral, lovely coloring. I am sure this will bring comfort and IS a celebration of life!

Jeanne said...

Beautiful card that conveys simply and beautifully what is in one's heart at a difficult time. The blossom is absolutely lovely in the soft, muted colors. A truly special card. Thank you for sharing it.

Kristie Goulet said...

Beautiful sympathy card, Michele! ♥

Jen W. said...

Michele, this is absolutely gorgeous! Love your watercoloring and the layout.

Barb Ghig said...

Such a perfect flower, and I love the softness of your watercoloring with your DI's! Lovely CAS design, too! I can see you'll be creating a lot of cards with this stamp set, Michele...it's so pretty!
Sending you my best wishes for a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Maria A. said...

Hello Michele: You are right, sympathy cards are so difficult to make, they must be simple but also beautiful and you accomplished this perfectly on this gorgeous card.
This Lotus flower is colored beautifully and the way you framed it and adorned it simply with the gold embossing outline and sentiment conveys a message of peace.
Thank you so much for sharing with us at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE, hope you join us again next time.
Hugs,
Maria Rodriguez.DT

Bobby said...

One of the Altenew flowers I don't have. I love it with the green background and soft watercoloring. Another borrow, Michele.

Viv said...

Another stunning card Michelle, yes you are right lives should be celebrated so it's a great card for a Sympathy card and for our challenge this month also. Such a beautiful flower and so delicately coloured too.Thaks for joining us once more over at 'The Flower Challenge' and we hope to see you again soon ;) Viv DT xx

Anita in France said...

Wise words, Michele ... a celebration of life, even in loss. Your lotus blossom is lovely ... simple, beautifully coloured, perfectly framed! Hugs, Anita :)

Leigh Penner said...

Beautiful!

maria f. said...

Lovely. Sincere yet with a touch of hope thanks to the color. I agree, Technique Tuesday has good sentiments/fonts for sympathy cards. Hope your turkey was scrumptious.

Joyce said...

Such a beautiful sympathy card. Very soothing colors.

Cat Craig said...

Absolutely lovely Michele. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Shona Chambers said...

I absolutely dread making Sympathy cards, I never can work out what to put on them that won't seem 'too much'. Will have to remember this design as its absolutely perfect, even down to the soft colouring. So very glad you shared it with us at The Flower Challenge too!

TK said...

A truly beautiful card, even in a moment of sadness it shines!

TaeEun said...

A Lotus flower is surely a great choice for a sympathy card. And you colored it so soft with the right amount of colors, Michele! Love the layout with the circle window which looks like a warm hug for the recipient. Have a great weekend! Hugs!

Nora N. said...

This is so STUNNING!! I love that pretty flower and the gold sentiment. I actually LIKE making sympathy cards. I don't know why. Maybe because I like to use flowers? I usually make them quite simple too. Anyway, I hope that does not make me morbid!!

Sharron said...

Stunning, Michele! This is a perfect sympathy card. Love the single bloom and the soft colors!