Freshly Made Sketches #426

Sympathy cards are never easy to make…but the Sunflower Sympathy stamp set is gorgeous and can be used for many other occasions as well!  Back by popular demand, this set has been added to the Online Only section of my website.  In case you missed it when it first came out, here is the complete set-

The sunflower comes with three layers, I only used two of the layers in  my card today.  I stamped the outer and inner layers with Espresso Pigment ink onto Saffron cardstock and heat embossed in clear.  I stamped my leaves the same onto New England Ivy cardstock.  I then fussy cut the images out.  I layered my sentiment strip onto a white panel and then die cut the stitched frame. My sunflower was applied with 3-D foam tape for added dimension.  I cut the outer edge flush with my panel after applying.

While I do not enjoy making sympathy cards, I do like to have them on hand to send out.  Having a variety of sympathy stamps makes creating the cards so much easier.  If you have not seen the new Close To My Heart releases, we have a new Heartfelt Sympathy sentiment set.  This set includes numerous sentiments for the inside of your cards.  I kept the inside of my card simple, with a stamped sentiment and stitched frame.

Here is a look at the complete set of With Heartfelt Sympathy

My card was created based on the sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  The challenge ends today, so you need to hurry if you plan on entering the challenge!

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:

D1872 Sunflower Sympathy

D1919 With Heartfelt Sympathy

1385 White Daisy Cardstock

X5959 New England Ivy Cardstock

X5961 Saffron Cardstock

Cocoa Cardstock-Retired

Z8003 Espresso Exclusive Inks Pigment Pad

Z2088 Clear Embossing Powder

Z3631 Stitched Bracket Thin Cuts Dies

Z4260 Stitched Rectangle Frame Thin Cuts Dies

Stitched Frame-Simon Says Stamps

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:

Perfectly CAS-Die Cuts

Simon Says Stamp-Use Some Green

The Flower Challenge-Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by!

3 thoughts on “Freshly Made Sketches #426”

  1. Lovely warm colours and that fabulous flower make this one gorgeous card! thanks for joining us at FMS this week!

  2. A great sympathy card. I've never thought about adding colour to a sympathy card. You've shown me how perfect it could be. Thanks for joining us at Perfectly CAS.

    sue n.


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