Sunday, April 2, 2017

Sympathy Violets

     I've actually done a sympathy card before I need one and that's a very rare thing for me.  I don't enjoy them and nearly always wait until they're needed, which then makes them even harder to do.  But I found a couple of really beautiful, vintage, flower images over on Angela's "Crafting with Jack" blog and saved them right away.

     Angela is on my DT for the new "2 Crafty Critter Crazies" challenge (see my Saturday post here) and she almost always does one or more Friday Freebies.  Be sure to check out her blog.  Thanks, Angela!

     I kept it pretty simple other than using three die cut layers (all from scraps of CS) plus a simple rectangle layered onto a pre-made card base.  The image is pre-colored and I simply printed it, adding the sentiment beforehand, then die cut it.

     I found two scrap pieces of sheer ribbon, layered them together and wrapped them across the rectangle before adhering everything to the card base.  The double bow is also sheer ribbon and I tied it using a bow maker.

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     I hope your weekend is going well and that you have had some fun crafting time.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


Donna Hanley said...

This is one gorgeous image and you did right by letting it take center stage. Beautiful card. Have a good evening.

jimlynn said...

I know I'll be casing this card! WOW!!! I also went over to Angela's blog and saved the image. It's just gorgeous and love the simplicity of this beautiful card. Absolutely perfect in every way!

Angela Hoynes said...

This is a beautiful card and a lovely way of using the image. I always make sympathy cards as needed, but I think it is a better idea to have one ready xx

Nancy Boyd said...

Such a pretty card! Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin Divad this week!!

Juls said...

I struggle with sympathy cards too .. u have done a really amazing job with this. Thank you for sharing it with us at Digi Chooseday.. Cradty Hugs Julia xx

Eve's Card Designs said...

This is a lovely sympathy card, classic and elegant, good job. Thank you for joining in the fun with us at Digi Choosday Challenge. Good luck! Yvonne (DT)

Di said...

Beautiful card - such a good image for sympathy as well as the gorgeous ribbon and bow you tied. Perfect!

Thanks for coming to play in the Snippets Playground!


Di xx

Gale said...

Beautiful card Connie. Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Addicts and we hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Gale DT

Jane Proffitt said...

Gorgeous image and a very elegant card. Thank you for sharing it with us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday. Jane P. DT xx

Gayatri said...

Wonderful sympathy card. Love it. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge. Gayatri xx

hester said...

Beautiful card
Thank you for sharing with us at Digi Choosday and best of luck with your entry

lalkygirl said...

What a lovely image on this card ... difficult cards to make to get it right but this is just right
Thanks for joining us at Craftdeebowz and good luck
Tracey x