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:

  1. 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)

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  2. Beautiful bunch of flowers with wonderful BG, love it!

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

    B x

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

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  5. 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

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

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  7. 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

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  8. Really beautiful and just right.
    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxxx

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  9. Gorgeous Sympathy card. I love the colour theme.

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

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

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  12. 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!!

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  13. 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.

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

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

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  16. Gorgeous card.. I love those layered flowers.

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  17. 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


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  18. 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.

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

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

    Love and hugs
    Maarit

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  21. 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

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

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  23. A beautiful card Kitty, such pretty flowers.
    Pauline
    x

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  24. 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}

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

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  26. 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

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  27. 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...

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  28. 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!

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

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  30. Wow, another beautiful card and embossed background.

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  31. Another beauty! The flowers are gorgeous!

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  32. 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

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  33. 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

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  34. 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!

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  35. 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!

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

    Kim - SSDT

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  37. Gorgeous card, love the color combination!

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

    Hugs

    Di xx

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

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

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

    So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

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  42. 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

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

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  44. 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

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  45. 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!!!

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

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  47. 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

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  48. 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!

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

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  50. 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

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

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  52. 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

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

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

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

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

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