This is one of those sympathy cards that was extremely difficult to make because of the sweet family who is going to be receiving it. My heart is aching for them and I can only imagine the pain they are feeling. I have been needing to make this for a while now, and when I saw this week's Papertrey Ink Make it Monday, it was perfect for this card! It is already what I had in mind when I was visually creating it in my head, so I decided to play along!
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To begin, I cut a piece of Plum Pudding cardstock to 4 by 5 1/4 inches. I used the Round Off Edgers Die to create the scalloped edge on both the top and the bottom. I used a quatrefoil embossing folder and ran it through my cuttlebug. Once that was done, I cut out the portion where I wanted my sentiment to go. I used my old Stamp-a-majig and the "With Heartfelt Sympathy" sentiment to line it up properly. This is an old wood mount stamp that I have that is from SU!'s "Close as a Memory" stamp set. I heat embossed it in gold for some shine.
At this point, I was able to adhere the purple embossed portions onto a piece of Stamper's Select White Cardstock measuring 4 by 5 1/4 inches using foam squares. I thought it would be a nice touch to recess the sentiment rather than have it stand out. I like how the flowers look like they are cradling the sentiment. All of the flowers are die cut using the Rosie Posie Die collection and I cut quite a few of each one so that I could build my arrangements as I wanted. It looks like the Rosie Posie and Rosie Posie II sets have been retired! I am SO sad! This is one of my favorites of all time!
I chose purple, because it was her favorite color, and added in a few other colors for a fresh and happy feeling! After everything was stamped, I began arranging the flowers, adding in leaves here and there. The entire piece received a generous amount of Shimmer Spray.
I used foam squares and stacked them two high if needed to get the depth and dimension I was aiming for.
I added a few sparkling clear sequins for some extra detail.. Thanks for fluttering by!