I needed to make a Sympathy card last week for a special friend. They are always hard cards to make aren’t they?
For this card I decided to use the Rose Wonder set. It’s always a great set to turn to for special occasions. I did a little search on Pinterest and decided to CASE this card from Brian King. It was simple, elegant and understated.
I didn’t have the type of paper Brian used so chose this paper from the Delightful Daisy DSP pack. Not the usual colour for a sympathy but I thought it was OK. A simple flower cut with the Rose Garden Thinlits in white layered on Calypso Coral and a mat of White.
The sentiment is from Rose Wonder set.
Thanks for stopping by today.
Have a great day and remember to hug the ones you love.
Last week I had a big week making wedding cards. I had 8 to make all up. Two were for a family wedding last week and one for a family friend and then Josh has 5 weddings coming up. Yes, 5!
So I thought I would share them with you. The lighting is not great for these. Sorry but I hope it gives you a good idea.
This first one uses the retired Bundle of Love DSP. I had a small piece left which I thought would work a treat AND one last little embellishment. The card base is Sahara Sand. The sentiment is from Rose Wonder. The ribbon is the Very Vanilla Satin ribbon retired also. I cut a leaf spray in Sahara Sand and in Vellum. This was for our nephew’s wedding.
This one I made for my Mother In Law to give our nephew (her grandson) as she was unwell to make a card. The hearts are from Sunshine Wishes cut from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and Rich Razzleberry card. The sentiment and the little swirly flourishes are from Floral Phrases. The main colour is Rich Razzleberry and I used some Rich Razzleberry Cotton ribbon (retired).
I made a couple of these ones below in Sweet Sugarplum using Sunshine Wishes and Floral Phrases again. This time the sentiment is from Rose Wonder. I have used the retired Sweet Sugarplum Ruched Ribbon.
These next 2 I made the same. I made 2 in Island Indigo and 2 in Crumb Cake. These cards were inspired by an idea on Pinterest.
To create this card:
I cut the flower (from the Rose Garden Thinlits) from the Whisper White card and then embossed it with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder. This piece was adhered to the card mat (Crumb Cake or Island Indigo. Then I adhered the Die cut flower on to the card and adhered the whole piece to the Thick Whisper White card base. I cut a leaf spray from Crumb Cake (or Island Indigo) and also with Vellum. The sentiment is from Rose Wonder set. On these I added a little bow with either the White Baker’s Twine or Linen Thread.
Perhaps Linen Thread is not considered very elegant for weddings but based on a number of the invitations that Josh has received they are quite often very rustic in the crumb cake colour or with doilies and/or tied up with twine. So I think these were well suited.
Hope they inspire you for your next wedding cards. These will get me by for a couple of months!!
Have a great day,
I have another card for you today using the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits. This card uses the Thinlits in a different way. I saw this idea on Pinterest and other blogs and thought I just have to try this myself.
I first cut the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits from Calypso Coral card then placed the large Bold Butterfly Framelits over the heart and cut it out. I cut a second butterfly straight from Calypso Coral card. I adhered the both together.
To assemble the card I embossed a piece of Whisper White card with the Fluttering Embossing Folder and layered this piece on to black card and adhered the both pieces to a Calypso Coral card base.
I cut some leaf stems from vellum using the Rose Garden Thinlits and placed them behind the butterfly. I think it gives a little softness. The greeting is from the Rose Wonder set and cut with the matching frame. I added some silver metallic Thread behind the label. In the centre of the butterfly I added a White Baker’s Twine bow and a Metal Rimmed Pearl.
I was really pleased how this turned out. I hope you might like it too.
Have a great day/night wherever you may be.