Friday, March 23, 2018

Dies R Us Inspiration Blog - Sympathy


Hello friends ...
 Today I have a card to share for the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog
and it's probably my least favorite card to create! 
Only because it means someone has lost a loved one ... so sad!
Anyways ... here's what I've created . . .

Very simple yet with a touch of style.

I've used three dies on today's creation . . .

Memory Box - Dies - Tree Blossom Stitched Circle Frame
Tutti Designs - Scalloped Stitched Nesting Circles
Tutti Designs - Word Set - Sympathy


Here are a few steps taken in the creation of this card.

First I die cut the Tree Blossom Circle frame from white card stock.  Then I realized the Tutti Designs circles were the perfect size to use for matting this circle frame so I spotted a scrap of 'sky/clouds' designer paper in my stash and thought it would be the perfect background.


I also used the next size larger Tutti circle die to cut a white matting panel.


Before adhering together, I used Spectrum Noir alcohol markers JG1 & PL4 to color my leaves/flower.
Then I decided to add another floral panel so die cut just that portion of the Memory Box die, colored it with the same alcohol markers and snippet it from the frame.
And, adhered it below the flower in the original die cut panel.

When all was said and done, I added a Prima flower at the base of my flower stems, used Nuvo white crystal drops for the flower centers and added my sentiment.

This could be used for a man or a woman I think.  Hopefully I won't need to mail this card anytime soon!!!

Another look at the finished card . . .


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8 comments:

scrAPpamondo said...

I think it's the perfect Sympathy card with that sky background and the simple design! Thanks for sharing the steps to create it!

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Perfect sympathy card, very pretty

Greta said...

I love the Tree Blossom die & it made a wonderful sympathy card, Darlene!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, I do think this is so pretty for a sympathy card! Just the one word is nice and it comes in two sizes. Hmmm... thinking... more for my wish list? You can stop enabling anytime, Darlene.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wow! This is breathtakingly beautiful!

Conniecrafter said...

The cloudy sky is just perfect for a sympathy card and I love your way to use the dies with it, pretty layering and lovely touch of the flowers

Carol L said...

I'm so intrigued and impressed with the way you added the cloud within the die and placed it on a larger scale cloudy sky! Brilliant design and so clever of you to do the flower sprigs the way you did too! What an elegant and very special sympathy card!

Diane said...

Wow, this card is one of the best sympathy cards I have seen, the clouds are just over the top perfect...I just love those papers!!