Flowers in Vase Sympathy Card – Original Post

Flowers in Vase Sympathy Card – Original Post

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I have a lot of trouble coming up with ideas for sympathy cards in general, and my mind basically shuts down when I actually need one.  I probably should make a few (when I don’t actually need them) just to have on hand.  I really struggled with this one for our neice whose father recently passed away.  But I finally finished it.

A mask was made using the Spellbinders Deckled Rectangles.  The background panel was then stamped (using the mask) with the Rubbernecker Stamps “French Script BKG” stamp and Tim Holtz Frayed Burlap Distress Ink on Gina K Pure Ivory card stock.  Then, a second mask was used to create the two squares over the script to add a bit of color.  The inks used were Memento Elderberry and Stampin’ Up Pistachio Pudding.  Using the deckled rectangle mask again, the area over the script and squares was lightly inked using Memento Elderberry.  The sentiment stamp was from the Gina K Designs “With Love and Prayers” stamp set and was stamped with the frayed burlap ink.

The flowers were made using the Heartfelt Creations “Sun Kissed Fleur” die and the “Sun Kissed Fleur PreCut Stamp” for detail.  They were stamped and sponged with Stampin’ Up Soft Suede ink on Stampin’ Up Pistachio Pudding card stock.  Buttons and jute were added to the centers.  I made several of these flowers when I made my Thinking of You Card back in October and had saved the extras to use later.  (Originally, I had stamped flowers directly onto this card base over the inked squares but decided to use these 3D flowers and the vase instead.  I may have positioned the squares differently had I thought of this earlier.)

The two layers of the vase were cut with the Spellbinders Filigree Vase dies from Gina K Edible Eggplant card stock.  The vase and the flowers were adhered to the ivory panel using pop dots.

I hand-embossed the lines around the edges of the ivory panel using a score board.  The card base was made from Gina K Edible Eggplant card stock.

Thanks for checking out my card project.

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One thought on “Flowers in Vase Sympathy Card – Original Post

  1. This so beautiful and lovely and perfect for such a solemn occasion. I know though what you mean about struggling with making a sympathy card, but I do think you did a beautiful job on this one and it will certainly bring comfort to the recipients.


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