Hi everyone. Unfortunately I have had to make a sympathy card for a more distant family member. I decided to use some silhouette flowers using a stamp from Crafty Individuals called Ornamental Grasses Silhouette and made an embossed frame around it.
I used a piece of card just a little smaller than my go to 6" square white card and embossed the sets of triple lines on three sides equally but making the bottom set of higher up to allow for the sentiment. I used Versafine Clair Nocturne ink for both the flowers and the sentiment and heat embossed with WOW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder. I then added some soft colouring with a brush using some Fossilised Amber distress ink for the setting sun sweeping it in a tight circle before covering with a mask and added the Stormy Sky and a little Victorian Velvet Distress Ink to the bottom. I finished with a sentiment stamped in Versafine Clair Nocturne ink and embossed with WOW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder, and decided that in this particular case a 'thinking of you' sentiment was better and I didn't want any strong bright colour so used a more subtle colour palette, not my normal..lol.
Thank you for visiting me here today and I hope to see you again soon.
I am entering the following challenges:
Watercooler Wednesday Challenge - No. 316 All About Occasions.
Crafty Creations May Challenge - No. 421 Anything Goes.
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Frame It.
Stamplorations May CAS Challenge - Anything CAS Goes (no twist).
I love silhouette stamps, they're perfect to top off with your twist on the background and often the best stamps to use for a sympathy card. Love the card ♥
Sadly we do have to make this kind of card at times and this one is beautiful. A great idea to add the embossed lines to frame the lovely scene
A beautiful card for a sad occasion Pat. I love your design and the embossed frame is just lovely with the image, Kate x
Gorgeous card Pat. The silhouette stamps are so lovely with the soft blended colour in the background. Love the scored lines detail. So sorry for your loss. xx
One of the most beautiful and sensitive sympathy cards I've ever seen...TFS. I love your work and had to 'chime' in this time!♥
Beautiful card Pat, a perfect design for such a sad occasion. The design is lovely with the muted colours and the embossing makes a great frame. I usually use the phrase 'Thinking of you' for sympathy cards too. xx
This is a lovely card Pat, love the soft colours in the background, perfect with the feathery greenery. Sympathy cards are so difficult to make, this one has a serene and peaceful feel. Thankyou too for joining in at Watercooler Wednesday, Cathy x
Wow, this is such a beautiful card Pat. It's beautifully CAS and the touch of colour above the silhouette image looks just perfect. I also really like the embossed lines that you've added. I think that I may have to sort out this lovely stamp and have a play with it, so thank you for the inspiration x
This is absolutely gorgeous! I love the blending, the score lines... Everything!!! It has to be one of my very favs from you Pat. Have a lovely weekend!
Wow, this is a wonderful elegant creation! Thanks for playing at Craft Creations Challenge.
Silhouettes are my go to for sympathy cards too. I love the spot of sun in your scene. Thanks for playing CAS with us at STAMPlorations this month.
I do not understand why I missed these cards. I have been back blogging. I saw your comment on mine and came over to yours. Did not see your your cards in my list. I hope that posting a comment will help to see them.
Anyway.... This card is a beauty, I do love the elegant look and especially the soft background which really sets of the stamping.
Your card is absolutely gorgeous, Pat. Such a perfect creation for this occasion.
That is so beautiful Pat! Such tranquil card and perfect for the occasion x
Sorry to learn you needed a sympathy card, but it's a beauty. x
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