Friday, November 9, 2012

Friends with Flair and Simon Says


     Morning all!  This week I created a sympathy card to add to my stash.  You know how hard it is to come up with a good design when you are under pressure, right?  I saw these gorgeous stamps in my Unity KOM from 1-11, and decided to play with a monochromatic card, with a raised panel.  The stamps I used are the flower border at the bottom, and the sentiment.  Both were stamped in Versafine Onyx Black.  I found this damask b&w print strip in my stash and split it between the front and inside.  I got a few strips of Washi tape involved, as well as an MS butterfly, punched out of black.  A few pearls were used as accents.

     If you would like to see who else linked up this week for FwF, check out the Unity Blog.

     If you would like to see other fantastic examples of Sympathy/Thinking of You cards, please click over to the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog, for this weeks challenge.

28 comments:

Ava Gavloski said...

mary anne
perfect card, thanks for all the details
ava g

Caroline said...

Beautiful elegant card. Caroline xxx

Angel said...

it is hard to come up with sympathy cards.. but this is beautiful.

Colleen said...

Mary Anne,
This is gorgeous. Great design.

Julie Odil said...

Once again,you've created a beautiful card!

Carol L said...

I LOVE this one with those rich black stamps! Love the butterfly accent too! Great card!

Olga said...

absoultely gorgeous sympathy card........

Betty Benton said...

Very elegant card, Mary Anne -- excellent work!

Ruby said...

Beautiful card. We all need these in our collection. Love the colour scheme.

Lisa Carroll said...

Very pretty card! Love the calm elegance this has... perfect for a sympathy card. :) Thank you for playng along in our "Thinking of You/Sympathy" challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog! xx

mlady012 said...

that's just beautiful!!

Donna Hanley said...

I don't think you can beat black and white cards. They have such a special look about them and this one is no exception. It is beautiful and I love the butterfly with the pearls. Enjoy the day.

Laura Jane said...

Lovely!
Nice mix of stamps and borders:)

Lindsey said...

Perfect sympathy card. I agree, always good to have one in reserve... hope you don't need it for a long time.

Chris D. said...

Beautiful card! Very elegant.

Crystal said...

Very pretty, I love the stamps you used!

Eva said...

Super pretty card!

Janice M said...

Oh Mary Anne this is so pretty and elgant! Love the Black and White.

Emily Keaton said...

This black and white card is so elegant. Perfect for your stash of sympathy cards!

Cheri said...

What a beautiful card! The B&W is just so elegant and timeless.

Lucy said...

This is a very pretty card. It's very tastefully classic.

FeistyCrafter said...

Very elegant !! I usually try to stay away from black for sympathy cards, but I love this.

Sam said...

So classic, love the black and white.

Michelle said...

Just gorgeous and elegant! I love it!

JPScraps said...

Beautiful card! Love it...especially the butterfly.

Beejay said...

Lovely. The black borders and butterfly are elegant.

jennifer mitten said...

What an elegant and stunning card!

veronica said...

great black & white card!