Friday, January 19, 2018

Sending our Sympathy!

It's never fun to NEED a Sympathy card and I have found myself in need. It's times like this when I wish I had one on hand, but I never seem to. I think I'll make it a point to make a few to tuck away and hopefully I won't need them too often. 

I've been re-watching the entire Downton Abbey series and I am in awe of all of the beautiful floral arrangements that are in each episode. I can't imagine having something so lovely all over my home, ALL.THE.TIME. I have been itching to make a floral card using some beautiful florals and this is the perfect opportunity. 

I began by die cutting all of the images and then stamped them in a variety of colors. I used both the Rosie Posie stamp set as well as the companion; Rosie Posie Step 2. I spritzed all of the flowers and leaves using some Shimmer spray. While those were drying, I created the grey background piece. I used the Round Off Edger Dies after I had dry embossed the quatrefoil design. 

I layered all of the flowers onto the grey piece using foam squares for dimension. I added some Sparkling Clear Sequins onto the leaf, flower and a few on the grey embossed piece. The "with heartfelt sympathy" sentiment is from a REALLY old SU! set, but I will never part with it because I like it so much. I heat embossed it using Antique Gold embossing powder to help add in some warmth. I also heat embossed a sentiment on the inside using the same powder.

Hopefully this will bring some cheer to the recipient! Thanks for fluttering by!


Cindy Otto said...

Beautiful and so calming with the grey. Love it!

JoAnn said...

Beautiful card. Love the colors and the gray embossed panel.

Greta said...

I love Rosie Posie, but I've never made such a big bouquet with it--love this, Kelly!

jan metcalf said...

Pretty card, love how you used the grey!