Saturday, January 16, 2016

Another Sympathy Card

Hello, everyone!  Today I'm sharing another sympathy card. My mother asked me to make some cards to have on hand when needed.  I dusted off a bunch of my flower dies that I've been neglecting, and I love how this turned out!


I was inspired by the Forget-Me-Not challenge at Double D Challenges, specifically the blue colour and the floral theme. Here is their inspiration graphic.



I was also inspired by a card design I saw on Dawn's Stamping Thoughts' You Tube channel.  Here is a list of supplies I used:

  • Dies: Cheery Lynn Flourish Leaf Strip and Build a Flower 1, MFT Die-namics Sunflower, Top Dog Dies Pretty Petals, Elizabeth Craft Bunch of Flowers, Flower Set 1, and Flower Set 3
  • Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug Geometric Rings (this is a new item - received as a gift)
  • Clear Stamp: IO Sympathy Sentiments

Challenges:  
As You Like It Favorite Paper or Non Paper (I prefer paper as that's the only type of crafting I know how to do) 2//3; Beccy's Place January AG UE; Clique Kits AG 1/3; Craft Your Passion Always AG 2/3; Crafty Calendar Something New (embossing folder) 1/3; Crafty Friends AG 1/3; Creative Inspiration Florals UE; Creative Ladybirds AG 1/3; Crop Stop Linky #12 -Elizabeth Craft dies found at Crop Stop here 1/5; Deep Ocean Something New (embossing folder) UE; Die-Cut Divas New Something (embossing folder) 1/4; DL.ART January AG UE 1/day; Fresh Brewed Blog AG 1/5; Get Creative Something New (embossing folder) 1/3 (use #); HIMCR Embossing (dry) 1/3; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Let's Craft and Create Layer It Up 1/3; Lil Patch of Crafty Friends AG 1/3; Little Scrap Pieces Show it Off Saturday 1E; Not Just Cards AG UE; Pixie's Snippet Playground Snippets used for all die-cuts 1/3; Scrapy Land AG with Dies sold at Scrapy Land UE; Sweet Stamps AG UE; The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Favorite Card Shape (A2 rectangle) 2/2; Wags n Whiskers AG 2/2; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 3/5

Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a joyful day!

58 comments:

Michelle said...

I must say this is a great idea for sympathy cards. I don't like only with grey or black. Love the bleu colour and the flowers.
Thanks for playing with us at Craft your Passion.
xxx Michelle (DT)

vinita jain said...

Beautiful bunch of flowers with wonderful BG, love it!

brenda said...

Never easy ones to make Kitty but this is beautiful and serene.

B x

Kuni said...

This is so a beautiful card Kitty, i love it.
Hugs
Kuni

Barb said...

It's a really beautiful card Kitty and absolutely right for a sympathy card although it could be used for many occasions. I love the blue. Barbxx

Ros Crawford said...

I'm so glad you joined us this week at Double D ... Your card is wonderful!

Michelle said...

Sympathy cards are so hard to do Kitty, but yours is beautiful. Those dies are gorgeous as is the colour scheme and the embossed background - Michelle x

KraftyKoolKat said...

Really beautiful and just right.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Barbara Godden said...

Gorgeous Sympathy card. I love the colour theme.

Diane said...

Very beautiful card and such pretty flowers...love the background too!
Thank you for joining Double D Forget Me Not challenge!
Diane DD DT

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful card!!!Love the colors!!Never made a sympathy card,going to try one!!!Have a good day!!!

scrAPpamondo said...

Fabulous choose of colours, this blue tone and brown looks great toghether, so paceful and elegant! Another perfect card for your goal, it's right for a condoleance card, I think. Love soooo much your embossed background, it's stunning as it matches with these lovely flowers!! Great work, my talented friend!!

Donna said...

Absolutely fabulous, great colors, like the embossed background and the great choice of colors and die cut flowers! Your mom will not know which card to use first.

SARN said...

Very pretty card. You've arranged the flowers perfectly xxx

Tinka's paper wonderlland said...

Love that blue colore and those flowers are grea. dID YOU GIVE HER THE OTHER TWO CARD? hAW DID SHE REACT?
♥hUGS vALENTINA♥

Annette Allen said...

Gorgeous card.. I love those layered flowers.

Lori m said...

I struggle with sympathy cards, this is just stunning, beautifully done. Thanks for playing along over at DL.ART!

Hugs, Lori m
littlemscraftedmind.blogspot.com
DL.ART DT Member


terrie said...


Well done as always...I love the color combo and the layout of the card...I also saw the video with Dawn...we all need sympathy card now and then...thanks for sharing your creations.

Cindy C. said...

How lovely!! Thanks for joining in the fun at Die Cut Diva's!

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Beautiful textures, it's a very pretty card Kitty.

Love and hugs
Maarit

Darlene said...

This is just beautiful! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Double D Challenges! We hope you’ll come back often.

Darlene
DOUBLE D
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

Patricia Alvarez said...

Very beautiful sympathy card. Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion this week. Good luck!!! Patricia.

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Kitty, such pretty flowers.
Pauline
x

Donna Ellis said...

wooooo, Kitty! this is beautiful! I love the layers of flowers and pretty textures - the blue monochromatic theme is very soothing and peaceful - lovely for a sympathy card (sorry your mom needs to use one, though). Truly GORGEOUS! I might have to case this card! Now for my other hat: Thanks for playing in the {Scrapy Land Challenge}! Hope to see your pretty projects again soon!
crafty hugs,
de
{Creative Smiles}

Olga Fink said...

Beautiful card Kitty! all the details and the flowers and the black colors! very nice! xoxo Olga

Lisa said...

Oh wow, Kitty, this is absolutely gorgeous!! I love the beautiful flowers!! They look amazing!! The embossing is fabulous!! And I love the colors, too!! What a beautiful card this is my friend!! Thanks so much for playing along at Scrapy Land and DL.ART!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Pia S said...

These dies must have been neglected for some time, because I can't remember having seen these before. These flowers are gorgeous! I really love how this card turned out!
Btw, was it you saying that comment moderation would remove the prove you're not a robot thingy? You must have turned it off, because now I must choose images that fit the theme. It's been like this almost everywhere I've visited since yesterday, but perhaps not on the waiting moderation blogs? Not sure...

Leslie Miller said...

Another beauty for our Forget Me Not Challenge! Your Mom will love these. I like that this has all the dimension and texture, but still very easy to mail. Nice! Thanks again for sharing in our Double D Challenge!

Camille Short said...

The possibilities are endless with those colors and flowers! Absolutely love it all!!

Sue Reynolds said...

Wow, another beautiful card and embossed background.

Dee said...

Another beauty! The flowers are gorgeous!

Carole Robb Bisson said...

The embossed background is quite lovely and the layout is so pleasing. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 217th- FF AG challenge! Our first challenge in 2016. Praying you will have a Blessed, Prosperous, Peaceful and Creative 2016, Carole

Diane Louise J said...

Thanks for sharing your card with the 'Anything Goes' challenge over at CRAFTY FRIENDS... your card is so lovely... good luck in the draw and hope to see you again.
Diane Louise (DT) xx

scrappymo! said...

Lookls great! The flowers are so pretty here. I popped over to that challenge blog and wow...they have a really nice prize. But there is only ah hour left so maybe I will give them a try next time!

scrappymo! said...

Lookls great! The flowers are so pretty here. I popped over to that challenge blog and wow...they have a really nice prize. But there is only ah hour left so maybe I will give them a try next time!

Kim said...

This is gorgeous! Beautiful background and love the floral layout. Thanks for joining us at www.sweetstamps.com

Kim - SSDT

Lori Kobular said...

Gorgeous card, love the color combination!

Di said...

Really pretty card Kitty - great use of snippets and it's just perfect for the Forget Me Not challenge too.

Hugs

Di xx

Bad Kitty said...

very beautiful card!
hugs
Bad Kitty's Craftroom
>^.^<
Fiki

cazazzled said...

A very beautiful card with style inspiring thank u for taking part in the challenge x

Maryvonne COUSSE said...

Stunning card !
Thanks for joining us at SCRAPYLAND Challenges Blog and good Luck !
MARYVONNE DT Member

Arlene said...

The colors fit the mood of the card. Lovely card.

So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

Erica Bruton said...

Such a lovely card. Perfect colours for a sympathy card too. Well done. Thank you for joining us over at lil patch of crafty friends. Erica (DT) xx

Caroli Schulz said...

Beautiful card, love the colors!
Thank you for playing along with us at Clique Kits :)

Merlina Hadi said...

Wow this is an adorable card.
We also have a first challenge and hope you would join us there.

Hugs,
Merlina
My Crafting Stories
http://mycraftingstories.blogspot.com

Petra Swart said...

You are doing great with these sympathy cards for your mom, Kitty!!!! Love the soft blue with the B&W!!! Beautiful flowers and a stunning card!!!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

This is gorgeous! Wowzah! I wish I knew your mother so I could kill off a relative and she'd send it to me. ;-)

Beccy said...

Beautiful card Kitty, I love the blue, black and white colour scheme. The flowers are so pretty and I really like the way you've arranged them. The embossed background looks wonderful too.
Cheers,
Beccy

Aliza said...

This is so pretty!

Brenda said...

This is such a lovely collection of dies and so beautifully arranged. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at AYLI Challenge this week!

Justt said...

how delicate :) Thank you for playing along with Clique Kits!

Rebecca Gillard said...

A beautiful sympathy card. A sympathy card is a card I always struggle to make so thank you for the inspiration. Rebecca at Die Cut Diva's

Kandy's Krafts said...

Gorgeous card. I love the flowers and layout. Thank you for sharing it with us at Creative Ladybirds Creations challenge.

Squirrel x said...

Such a beautiful card, love how you have put this together with those pretty flowers. Thanks so much for joining us at AYLI for this challenge. Hugs xx

Laura Turcotte said...

wow---can we say gorgeous??? You did a wonderful job! Thank you for joining us over on the HIMCR blog!

Marcia Dehn-Nix said...

Gorgeous card! So glad you joined us at Clique Kits this month!

Mojca said...

What a gorgeous project! thank you for joining us at As You Like It Challenge. Hugs! Mojca

Ameera Craft said...

Very pretty card and love the flowers. Thank you for joining us at Lets Craft & Create challenge. Mary DT member x