I needed a sympathy card and decided to use Falling Flowers. I stamped the large flower 5 times and cut the middles out of 2 of them to make a dimensional flower, The edges were sponged in the same color (So Saffron) and slightly curled with my bone folder. The flourish image was stamped Old Olive.
I used the left over pieces to place petals on the front and inside. The sentiment is Hero Arts Prayers, stamped in Verafine Onyx Black and heat embossed in clear. And, of course, some Dazzling Details and gold gel pen. Hugs, Fran
This idea uses the Flower Shop stamp set. First I stamped the Melon Mambo card base with one of the flower stamps. Then stamp the flowers, used an aqua painter to create a pool of color, and then stamped over the images with the stamp. The background is Shimmery White (which does fine with water) and the punch is the Elegant Butterfly. Then I sprayed the entire card with some home made shimmer spray. I suggest spraying the stamped part and then putting the card together! Hugs, Fran
I forgot to show you this card – and it has some Sale a ration vellum on the front – but I thought you might be able to use the design. This is Heartfelt Sympathy in Basic Gray. Very simple, which can be good when you need to make Sympathy cards. Hugs, Fran
This card is a re-do of an oldie but a goodie. I originally saw the layout from Sandy McIver several years ago. This recreation is done in Marina Mist and So Saffron. The stamp sets are Gorgeous Grunge and Everything Eleanor – with Trust God as the sentiment. It’s such a nice, flat card, even with the butterfly, making it easy to send.
This is Rose Wonder from the Occasions Mini (page 18) and it comes as a bundle with a beautiful die set. The sentiments in this set are lovely! I used just the stamps on this card, embossed in black for the rose on Shimmery White card stock. This technique is done by filling each section with water from my aqua painter and dropping Rose Red and Blushing Bride into each section.
As the inks dry, it leaves a pretty coloring. The rose is large and I left the card fairly plain. Hugs, Fran
A Watermelon Wonder splash of color across this sympathy card! The stamp set An Open Heart and the design was cased from a card I saw on Pinterest done by Lee Ann Pugliese. I changed up the colors, the stamp set and added an extra tulip. The tulips are made with the Bird Punch. Is it too bright for sympathy/concern? BTW – I’m loving the new heavier weight white card stock in the catalog! Hugs, Fran
I was playing around with Sympathy card designs and went back to one design that we did at Convention last year and just re-vamped it. By changing just a few elements and adding the stamp Trust God, I came up with a card I like. The small splatters you see on the card were created by splattering another card and getting the ink everywhere! Ha! Well, I’ll just say “I meant to do that!” Hugs, Fran