Sunday, July 3, 2016
Floral Sympathy Card
A friend of mine recently lost her husband, quite suddenly & unexpectedly. So I made this sympathy card to send to her. My inspiration came from this card that I found on Pinterest.
I started by stamping one of the "Sweet William" flowers (apparently discontinued) by Our Daily Bread Designs several times on white cardstock. I used Memento dye inks in Angel Pink & Lulu Lavender for some, and second-generation stamping with Hero Arts Soft Lilac for the rest. I fussy cut them out, and set those aside while I worked on the rest of the card.
For the background, I cut a piece of green cardstock to 4x5.25". I embossed it with a Cuttlebug embossing folder (sorry, but I don't know the name). I thought the swirls in this particular folder looked like vines--perfect for my floral theme!
I used a greeting from Doodle Pantry's "Sweet Sympathy Sentiments" set, and printed it on a banner I'd cut from pink parchment paper.
To assemble the card, I arranged the flowers on the background panel, without gluing any down. I used a piece of Press 'n Seal to pick them up as a group, and applied glue to the backs of most of them. I flipped the Press 'n Seal over, and laid the still-stuck flowers on my background. I let that set for a couple of seconds, then CAREFULLY peeled up the Press 'n Seal, leaving the flowers glued to the panel. I took 3 flowers, and popped them up on foam tape. I then cut away the green cardstock where it peeked out behind the flowers in the corner.
After rounding the upper right corner with my 1/2" Corner Chomper, I adhered my panel to a piece of lavender cardstock, cut to 4.25x5.5". After popping my greeting banner on foam tape, I mounted my card front to a white A2 card base, and rounded the top right corner. I fussy cut the bottom left corner, following the flowers, just for a different look. I also cut off the overhanging portions of the flowers on the left & bottom edges. Finally, I added dots of White Opal Liquid Pearls to the centers of the flowers.
I'm entering my card in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday Challenge: "Anything Goes"
Through the Craft Room Door: "Anything Goes"
Craft Your Passion: "Anything Goes"
Our Daily Bread Designs: "Add Dimension or Pop It Up"