Thursday, February 25, 2016

Floral Sympathy Card

Making a handmade sympathy card is a lovely way to express your condolences when someone you know passes away. I usually make sympathy cards only when needed but I liked the way this sentiment looked with the flowers on this card.

For the design of this card I have cased an example from page 6 of the Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration brochure. I started with a base of Crumb Cake and layered a piece of patterned paper from the Love Blossoms paper stack. Then using a slightly smaller piece of Botanical Gardens Vellum I stamped three leaves with VersaMark and embossed them with Wild Wasabi emboss powder (retired). The vellum was then adhered on top of the patterned paper. Next I stamped all the flowers from the What I Love stamp set onto Whisper White cardstock. It was hard to decided what colors to make the flowers but I love purple, so that's what I used. The outline is Elegant Eggplant, then Wisteria Wonder was used with the larger solid piece, then Perfect Plum  for the smaller solid piece. To add some sparkle I heat embossed some Iridescent Ice emboss powder on top of the smaller solid piece. The little yellow flowers are So Saffron ink sponged onto Whisper White cardstock and then stamped with Crushed Curry. Garden Green was used to stamp the smaller leaves and then the leaves and flowers were fussy-cut. The sentiment is from the Bloom with Hope retired hostess set and was stamped using Crumb Cake. Once all the stamping was done the purple flowers were adhered with dimensionals and the leaves and yellow flowers were adhered flat to the card. That's it! 

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  1. That is a lovely elegant card. Perfect for a sympathy card.
    Thanks for joining us at Craft your passion challenges.
    Happy crafting!
    Catherine ( DT ) x

  2. This is such a beautiful sympathy card!
    Many thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday this week!

  3. Very soothing card - and the layout is really nice. I know these are hard - but what a special thing to do.

  4. Lovely card! Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Gals Corner! Jeanie, DT

  5. Very pretty and perfect for a sympathy card! Thanks for playing along with us at SUO Challenges :-)

  6. Gorgeous...this set makes wonderful sympathy cards, and I love your layout! Thanks for playing along with the SUO Challenge this time!

  7. Beautifully detailed card, and the combination of colours and layout is gorgeous!! So glad you joined the fun at SUO!

  8. This is elegant - perfection!!! Thanks for playing along in our SUO challenge this week!

  9. Andrea, Such an elegant card. Love the use of the DSP in the background with the flowers. Great job fussy cutting. Thanks for playing along with the SUO Challenge. ~Pam, DT

  10. Beautiful yet somber, perfect for the occasion.

    Thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Gals Corner.
    Hugs ~ Lena, DT
    Lena’s Creations


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