Sunday, 20 May 2018

Love and Sympathy

Whenever I'm asked to make a card for a particular person or occasion,
one of the first things I ask is "does the person have a favourite colour" 
as I find it is a good place to start.
Today's card was started from the colour red and continued from there.

I wanted to use flowers, as the request was for a Sympathy card,
so I chose this lovely bouquet from Stampotique called "Flos".
I stamped it onto 'confetti white' cardstock (Stampin' Up! - discontinued) as I felt the speckles around the flowers went perfectly with a speckles which are randomly found in this cardstock.
I then coloured the image with Inktense blocks and a water pen.

A sentiment was stamped in the bottom right corner before a length of ribbon
 was wrapped around the card with a separate bow attached.

The card was matted with a piece of red foil type of paper
and then attached to a folded A4 card, the same as the main piece.
A card insert with a lovely sentiment was also attached to the inside.

This was quite a large card, however it was for a number of people to sign
before being given to the bereaved lady in question.

Stampotique - Flos
Stampin' Up! - Love and Sympathy
Thanks for looking today.
I'm taking a little break from crafting for a while, 
however I will return again later in the year.

In the meantime ..... Happy Crafting!

1 comment:

  1. Hi, Helen, thanks so much for your visit to my blog and for the kind words left there! I really like this beautiful sympathy card. I would never think of using red on such a card but find that I love it here!! Also, I usually use a narrower frame outside the matting (old habits are sometimes had to break) but find the larger "framing" here makes this card perfect. It makes a statement in its simple elegance. I am sure that the recipient will feel the love in the card, especially with all the signatures that will be added inside. Well done, my friend!


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