Monday, August 24, 2015

Sympathy Card with Enamel Cross

Hello and thanks for stopping by my blog today! I would like to share my latest handmade card, it's a Sympathy Card with Enamel Cross. It's been awhile since I've made a sympathy card, but unfortunately this week I need one. I had a couple of sympathy cards in my stash but they weren't what I wanted for this recipient, so I made something more appropriate.

The  retired Trefoil Cross was stamped with Blackberry Bliss ink, fussy-cut and then was heat embossed using Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel by Ranger. I used a new to me stamp set for the flowers called Watercolor Flowers by My Favorite Things. The ink colors used include: So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Hello Honey, Wisteria Wonder, Rich Razzleberry, Blissful Blackberry, Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive all by Stampin' Up!. Once the flowers were stamped I used the coordinating die set with my Big Shot. I adhered everything onto a white swirl embossed background that was created using a Cuttlebug embossing folder. That last detail was adding the stamped butterfly from the Papillon Potpourri stamp set by Stampin' Up! I decided to leave a sentiment off the front and stamped the inside with a sympathy message.

Many find making sympathy cards difficult, but if you create something from the heart you can never go wrong.

This Sympathy Card with Enamel Cross is entered into the following challenges:


  1. This is a very pretty card and is enhanced by the paper and colors selected.
    Thank you for sharing.

  2. Beautiful card love the image and lovely detail.
    Thanks for sharing at Crafty Cardmakers and More.
    Hugs Julie xxx

  3. Great card, very elegant...thanks for playing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies, blessings Hilde

  4. What a beautiful sympathy card. The cross and flowers sit so prettily atop the embossed background. I completely agree if you create from the heart you cannot go wrong and I am sure that this design was received with love.

    Thanks for sharing your fabulous creation in my 'no patterned paper' challenge

    Crafty Cardmakers and More

  5. Lovely card. Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Roses' challenge this week and good luck x Susan x

  6. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  7. A lovely card Andrea.
    Thanks for entering our no patterned papers challenge at CCM&More.
    Hugs Kimx

  8. Such a beautiful card for such a sad occasion, I'm sure it will give the recipient much comfort

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More this time... Good luck and hope to see you again soon
    Sue xx

  9. Lovely card! Thanks for joining us at Get Creative Challenges! Angie-Owner


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