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 easily created card to express your sympathy, makes life just a little easier. 
Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa


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

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

  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. . .

  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.

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

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

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

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

  9. Lovely, I so want to try this!


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