Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Sympathy card

I needed a Sympathy card straight after holiday:
I used:

- 5" x 5" square white card blank

- piece of baby pink backing card just slightly smaller than the card front, glued in place

- piece of white card, cut just slightly smaller than the pink layer of card - but not yet glued onto the card front

- snippet/band of SU's 'Pear Pizzazz' card stuck across the white panel (using tape runner all over the area green card for a firm stick)

- then I used a Memory Box die called 'Geneva Vine' to die cut across the green panel, reserving two of the green pieces which fall out in the process

- backed the cut out aperture with medium strength double sided sticky sheet

- die cut the same 'Geneva Vine' from a snippet of dark green card and pressed that into the sticky backed aperture, also filled in the two spaces with the light green card

- at this point I added the sentiment using the Misti, SU's 'Old Olive' ink pad and a sentiment from the Stampendous 'Happy Messages' set

- die cut the same die shape from a snippet of the baby pink card and tickled each flower with a pale pink Zig watercolour brush whilst it was still in the die itself, just to add some deeper pink to the flowers for definition

- snipped each flower from the die cut and glued them in place using a glue pen

- glued the whole front panel onto the pink backing panel (which was already on the card front)

What's different about using the die as I did is that the green single layer die cut piece sits quite embedded, as the backing is cut two layers deep. Then, adding the flowers on top, brings them level with the backing layer. A little point but in real life it certainly adds some dimension.






21 comments:

Liz said...

Sympathy cards are never easy to make, but this is just perfect, Di. I love how you've added the dimension. xx

Di said...

So right Liz. I cried the whole time I was making this particular card. x

laurie said...

Beautiful sympathy card...sorry you needed to make one, but sure to bring comfort. Hugs.

Fikreta said...

very beautiful card!

Christine Alexander said...

Di the simplicity of the die cuts and the colours are perfect for one of the most difficult cards in the world. There's no mass making of these, they are so personal with so much heart and feeling. so sorry you needed one.

Jane Willis said...

What a very beautiful card, although I'm so sorry you had to make it
Jane

Kath said...

A beautiful card for such a sad occasion.
Kath x

SARN said...

Oh dear Di . . . I read your reply to Liz's comment . . . I am so sorry you have suffered a loss. The card is really pretty. Unfortunately, I also had cause to send a sympathy card locally last week. Always seems worse this time of year somehow.

Big hugs to you my friend. xxx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Even sad occasions need beautiful cards Di and you've made a gorgeous one here. I've just had a little run on these cards, hoping that I wont need anymore for a long while.

Sue xx

Viv's Visuals said...

You've done a great job here Do. A lovely card. x

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Di this is a stunning card they are never easy to make. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Jean said...

A beautiful card for such a sad occasion. A very pretty colour combination.
Jean x

Kathleen said...

This is a really perfect card, but sorry you had to make it for such a sad occasion.

Kath x

scrAPpamondo said...

So lovely card, and such great idea you had for giving it some dimension! Thanks for the tip!!

Cara said...

A beautiful card, it's just a shame that you needed to make it. Hugs x

Barb said...

What a shame to come home from holiday to find you need to make a sympathy card. The card you have made Di is very beautiful. Barbxx

Sandra H said...

Oooh Di not the best of cards to make but you have made this one so beautiful xx

Craftychris said...

Gorgeous card! I love the green and pink colour combo and the die is really sweet. A sad occasion though - always the toughest cards to make! Hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Em Louise Fairley said...

So sorry for the loss, but I'm sure the beautiful card will bring comfort xoxo

Darnell said...

I'm sorry you needed a sympathy card, Di. I'm sure this beautiful design brought a lot of comfort to the bereaved. I do love the idea and look of having the leaves embedded deeper and not the flowers so there is a lot of definition! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

Karenladd said...

Oh, this is so beautiful with the serene and peaceful design. Your soft pink and green is perfect for a sympathy card and I'm sure this will be treasured by the recipients.