Thursday, January 5, 2012

Fifth Avenue Floral for Lily


A co-worker lost her mother a few days before Christmas and I wanted to let her family know I was thinking about them.  I never seem to have sympathy cards on hand when I need one so this will be on my "to do" list for this year.  This card is for lily ... sending you hugs.

The rose image was inked with VersaMark and stamped on Very Vanilla paper and embossed with gold embossing powder and a heat gun.  It was sponged with Apricot Appeal and Groovy Guava then cut out.

I wanted to add a little bit to the beautiful Prima Fairy Flora paper so I stamped the flourish from the Elements of Style set in Brilliance Pearlescent Beige.  The sentiment was also stamped in VersaMark and embossed in gold on Very Vanilla paper.  Edges were sponged with Apricot Appeal and a few Kaiser pearls in latte were added.

I couldn't wait to use my new Cheery Lynn Designs butterfly dies.  The exotic butterfly was cut from the Flora paper with the angel wings from Very Vanilla.  I glued them together.

Once I started to assemble the card I thought the rose could use some leaves.  I used a Sizzix die with a piece of Stardream metallics chiara paper.  I really like the pastel soothing shades.  The rose and butterfly were sprayed with Tsukineko sheer sparkle shimmer spritz and everything was adhered to a natural white linen card.



Card Recipe:
Stamps:  SU Fifth Avenue Floral, SU Elements of Style, My Sentiments Exactly! Cathedral Sympathy
Paper:  Natural White Linen, Prima Marketing Fairy Flora Designer Paper, Kraft, Very Vanilla, Stardream Metallics Chiara Paper
Ink:  Flourishes - Brilliance Pearlescent Beige, Sentiment - VersaMark with Gold EP; Rose - VersaMark with Gold EP; Sponging - Apricot Appeal & Groovy Guava
Accessories:  Kaiser Pearls in Latte, Tsukineko Sheer Sparkle Shimmer, Cheery Lynn Designs Exotic Butterfly Die, Small Angel Wings Die, Sizzix Flowers, Branches & Leaves Die, Spellbinders Labels Eleven #3
Techniques:  Embossing, Sponging
Card Size:  A2 (4.25" x 5.5")

10 comments:

Gigi said...

A beautiful and soothing card Donna!I'm sure it will be appreciated. Sympathy cards are always the most challenging for me and like you, I don't have them on hand.

Happy New Year to you!

Rizzi said...

YOUR CARD IS LOVELY DONNA......I AM SURE YOUR FRIEND WILL SEE ALL THE LOVE YOU PUT IN IT FOR HER......HAVE A LOVELY DAY.....RIZZI

Becky said...

This is so soft and lovely. I love those butterflies, maybe one day I will break down and get them :)

KarinsArtScrap said...

a beautiful sympathy card donna.

greetings karin

Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Donna
An elegant sympathy card - way better than anything you'd find from the big card companies. I too need to have a few on hand as you never know when you'll need this type of card.
Judith

Diane Clark-Sutton said...

That card it gorgeous. I love that set.

KER said...

very elegant...love the soft colors...perfect for a sympathy card

Rhonda Langley said...

Absolutely stunning card! I love the light colors on the flower!

Carrie Sampsel said...

What an elegant card! I just love the layout and Sympathy cards are on my list of things to do this year as well. I would have never thought of using this stamp set though. What a beautiful card and yes I've missed out on some beautiful cards this last couple of weeks.

Janet said...

Donna - this is beautiful !!! Sorry I haven't been by in a while and hope all is well !!

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