Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Verve Shimmer & Shine - Sympathy

This is my second post today.  Please click HERE for My Sweetheart Valentine.

I need a bunch of sympathy cards for the shop, and thought I'd enter one of these in a challenge, Verve's Shimmer & Shine January Inspiration Challenge.


Perhaps you're wondering, "Where's the shimmer or shine?"  Check below.  After stamping the flowers from Verve's Kind Words in green, I applied Glossy Accents over top.  There are pearls on here, too, which also count.  Since this is a sympathy card, I didn't want to get too glitzy.  Just a touch here and there.



The French ombre wired ribbon is from my gift-wrapping box, usually reserved for presents.  Rediscovered it at Christmas time, and decided it needed to grace a card front or two.  I tucked a snippet of black punched cardstock underneath.  It was leftover from another long-ago project.

what happened to the colors?  couldn't photo-edit it just right.  it's not quite this bright!


It's been a while since I played at Pixie's Snippets Playground.  The black punched border is my ticket to play there this week.

Thanks so much for dropping by!



Stamps: Kind Words - Verve Paper: damasks, Basic Black - SU; white - PTI Ink: Wild Wasabi - SU; Memento Tuxedo Black - Tsukineko Fibers: ombre wired French ribbon Accessories & Tools: Glossy Accents - Ranger; pearls - Queen & Co.; corner rounder - SU; Double Arches punch - Martha Stewart

23 comments:

Bonnie said...

This is a beautiful piece of paper to stamp the pretty flowers on! And that lacy black snippet is perfect as well as the gorgeous wide ribbon! This one won't last long in the shop, I think!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is so beautiful! I love love love the colors and the flowers!!!!

Karen D said...

Your card is so very pretty Colleen. I love the glossy treatment of the flowers.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Oh my - that ribbon is breathtaking!!

Annette Allen said...

wow this is gorgeous.. you always have such a classy style that I just love..

Thanks for popping by today.. I have had so much going on I am trying to keep up. We close on our house on the 30th so things will start to slow down soon. Starting the year with the flu was hard but I am grateful for good health now.. Thanks again for your sweet comment.. I will be back to my normal blog hopping soon.. you will always be along my stop.. Hope all is well with you.. Hugs sweet friend..

Rebecca Deeprose said...

Simple and elegant~ sooo pretty! Great work Colleen and BIG ((hugs)) Rebecca

Shirley said...

How sophisticated and elegant. I had thought of embossing like that and yours turned out beautiful. I love the colors you chose, the ribbon, the punched edge, and, oh well, all of it!! :-)

Marisa said...

Way to flash teh Verve. Love the green paper and that big bow and punched panel.

Benzi said...

Can't take my eyes off that yummy ribbon/bow. Your card is gorgeous and a wonderful sympathy.

Marlena M. said...

Beautiful shine Colleen! I love the green and that gorgeous ombre ribbon~

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Simply yummy. What a gorgeous color combination.
Bear Hugs,
Carol

Di said...

Welcome back Colleen! Wow, a beautiful sympathy card - and just the right amount of shimmer. I've been making some here today and know how hard it is to get that balance right - you did it perfectly!

Hugs, Di xx

Reusing with Quilling said...

That ribbon is just stunning!!Makes the card look so stylish !

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, yes, the glossy accents are just right on the flowers and I love the black border and beautiful ribbon.

Stella said...

Sympathy cards are not easy to make but this one blew me away. It's warm, elegant and will definitely offer comfort to the recipient. In my humble opinion I think this is the best synpathy card I've seen. Not too much black; just a perfect touch. Love the colors.Just lovely Colleen! XX

Lisa said...

STUNNING card Colleen, that ribbon and the black loops are divine!! I've been trying to leave a comment on your perfectly pretty pink Valentine, but the comment box won't come up...it's missing!! Anywho I adore it and that darling banner!!

Emily Keaton said...

A stunning sympathy card, Colleen! That beautiful bow really makes this shine.

Linda R said...

Well played my friend. I LOVE this card. It such an elegant feel. Love the sparkle.

Hugs~

scrappymo! said...

This is a beautiful sympathy card.

SARN said...

Hi there Colleen . . .this is a beautiful card. The ribbon bow is FAB, as well as the other dimension you have on the card. x

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Such a beautiful card, Colleen! Love the effect the glossy accents gives!

~Tammy~ said...

That ribbon is beautiful! Another beauty!

Brenda said...

This is a stunning sympathy card! I love everything about it!

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