Sunday, July 29, 2018

Bouquets of Sympathy

This last week, I had need of several sympathy cards...the hardest card to make or to send.  I had been a part of yesterday's Simon Says Stamp blog hop, and I used a new set of stamps on vellum with gold embossing.  I loved the look of the gold and colored flowers, and the ease of actually making and putting the cards together!  So...I decided to try it with another set of stamps/dies.  I made four sympathy cards, simply changing out the color of the flowers.  The cards are simply done, but they convey my heart.
The first one done in a melon color...
I die cut the embossed image, and colored with the markers on the back of the embossed vellum.  I then adhered the die cut to a layered set of three floral die cuts that were cut from white cardstock.  I adhered the flowers to a die cut stitched and layered rectangle, that had a sentiment stamped on it, also embossed in gold.  Here's a close up... 

The next with the flowers colored orange...
...and a close up...

The flowers in pink...
...with a close up...

The flowers done in yellow...
...and again, a close up....
This pic shows the back side with all the mark it and sharpie markers I used for these cards:
This pic shows the front side after coloring some of the petals, so you can see what it looks like:
  I am loving gold embossing and coloring on vellum!!  Simply done...and for times like these...an easily created card to express your sympathy, makes life just a little easier. 
Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

9 comments:

  1. these are all so pretty in those soft colors - and love the idea of doing the same flower in different colors.

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  2. These are lovely. It's so cool that they were done with Bic markers & Sharpies and not Copics.

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  3. i am sorry for your need of all these sympathy cards. . .and they are very pretty. i know they will be a comfort to those receiving them. . .

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  4. Beautiful, subtle, genuine cards,like you said I find these my most difficult cards for image & sentiments. I'm sorry you've been through a sad time yourself with the need for these cards, the recipients of any of these cards will feel your heartfelt wishes.

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  5. Oh my goodness Lisa these are stunning cards, so elegant. You have inspired me greatly with these gorgeous cards. Well done!

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  6. Such a lovely card made as a sympathy card.

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  7. Gorgeous!!! Sorry to hear you needed them though.

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  8. Your cards are beautiful!! The gold looks very nice (not gaudy)& the soft colors are so pretty. Very comforting cards!

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I so appreciate your comments...thank for taking the time to write:)!! Hugs!! Lisa