Sunday, 21 April 2013

Sympathy with flowers

Sympathy with flowers by cathroff
Sympathy with flowers, a photo by cathroff on Flickr.

Hi, I made this card for a friend whose mother passed recently after a long illness. The sentiment is from a Papertrey Ink set. I really like the verses as sometimes it can be so difficult to think of what to say.

I'm going to enter a couple of challenges. The code word is Flowers at Addicted to CAS. The Dt has some fabulous creations.

Also, since I used snippets of vellum for the flowers and minuscule snippets for the leaves, I'm entering the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop. There is always so much variety in the playground, it's great fun!

Materials used: Memory Box branch, flower and leaves dies; Papertrey Ink stamp; Twinkling H2Os; SU Cloudy Day embossing folder; Distress ink; Kaisercraft pearl bling.

Thanks for visiting :)


  1. Love this embossed is an embossing folder isn't it...Do you mind sharing the name and make as I just love it! It would be so versatile!

    Your card is lovely and you are so right about that sentiment.

  2. Hi Mo, it's a Stampin Up embossing folder called Cloudy Days. I've used the reverse side as the clouds have little bumps around the edges and I thought the softer side was better for this card. I distressed the card first with Broken China ink and then embossed it.
    It's the first time I've used the folder as I got it just recently. Thanks for your visit :)

  3. Love everything about this card Cathy - I am gonna have to get that ef... Mxx

  4. Great idea to use the deboss of the ef - more subtle which is perfect with your sympathy card. Great colors and love the cherry blossom branch - so delicate with the vellum. Thanks for joining us at Addicted to CAS. Loll xx

  5. Lovely card-and the embossed background really makes your pretty blossom branch stand out :)
    Nessa xx

  6. Hi Cathy! Were you hanging round outside the gates waiting for the Playground to open then? :)

    I adore this really CAS card - so pretty and fresh. Lovely to see you and Mo having a natter about the SU embossing folder, a bit like two little girls in a corner of the Playground sharing their secrets :))

    Have a lovely day, hugs, Di xx

  7. So glad you put the embossing folder details in the 'Small print' otherwise I would have been champing at the bit for the deets. A beautiful card and one which I'm sure your friend would have gained much comfort from. Hugs Mrs A.

  8. Lovely card Cathy.
    The pretty flowers look so delicate and remind me of the blossom trees opposite my house.
    Max's Craft Creations

  9. Lovely card and think the debossed side gives just the right effect.

  10. That is a super sentiment for this sad occasion. Great card.

    Sarn xxx

  11. this is so gorgeous and pretty

  12. Beautiful card Cathy and that sentiment is one of the nicest I have seen for such a sad occasion. Thanks so much for joining the fun at A2CAS.

    Karen x

  13. Hi Cathy, such a beautiful card and I think the sentiment is perfect for the occasion ... I like it so much I've written it down. I don't think we can get Papertrey Ink stamps over here in the UK which is a pity. Elizabeth xx

  14. Hi, beautiful card, very sensitive to the occasion. Perfect use of scraps!! Hugs Juls xxx

  15. I really like this card. It has such a peaceful feel to it. The blue background with embossed clouds make such a wonderful background for the beautiful branch with flowers.

  16. I love everything about this card, especially the ef.

  17. I love this card! So beautiful! I can't say anything more about it....


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