Flowers Whisper Card
The cards that often matter the most to the recipients –but the ones that are the most difficult to send, to create, and to write – are sympathy cards.
How do you share what’s in your heart when the right words escape you?
Flowers whisper what words cannot say.
I came across this beautiful sentiment while sorting through my stamp baskets and it seemed like the perfect expression to stamp on sympathy card!
The sentiment comes from Close To My Heart stamp set D1409 – Flower Pot in case you’re wondering. It’s long retired, so if you can find it, you can probably get a great deal on it!
I always try to create something extra special for occasions such as these.
For this card, I thought the Black and Kraft color combination provided an elegant presentation.
I wanted to layer while keeping things light and ethereal, so I added a snippet of a music-themed transparency to provide a beautiful backdrop backdrop for the large silk flower and diamond-like brad.
Next, I added a lovely translucent swirly sticker lined with little green rhinestones that reminded me of swirling branches, then embellished the design by adding little black flower brads to the tips.
I distressed the edges of the Kraft cardstock to coordinate with the green swirly branches.
Green symbolizes new life and hope.
Do you recognize the Kraft cardstock I used for my cardfront? It’s the back half of last week’s Friendship Blooms Card!
A visit to my craft room would not be complete without a peek at the Crafty Coons! To see how Magellan has grown over the past few months – and to learn why all of his favorite spots on my workspace are now a “tight squeeze” – be sure to drop by Wordless Wednesday!
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Creative Art Challenges
Looking for a place to stretch your imagination? Check out this week’s Creative Art Challenges!
- 2 Cute Ink Challenges 111 – Anything Goes
- 613 Avenue Create #82 – Anything Goes With A Sentiment
- A Girl Who Crafts – Anything Goes (July)
- CAS On Sunday 38 – Sympathy
- Crafting At The Weekend 4 – Anything Goes
- Craft For The Craic – July Challenge 6 – Yor Favorite Colours
- Crafting From The Heart Challenge 29 – Anything Goes
- Crafty Catz 241 – Anything Goes
- Crafty Girls Challenges 23 – Anything Goes
- Craft Your Passion Challenges 224 – Flower Power
- Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge Blog – Anything Goes
- Dream Valley Challenges 87 – Favorite Colour Combo (Kraft/Black)
- Everybody Art Challenge 289 – Favorite Stamps (CTMH – Quote)
- Fantastic Tuesday Challenge 46 – Anything Goes
- Fussy And Fancy Challenge 119 – Words
- Love To Scrap Challenge Blog 34 – Scheming Crafters (Kraft/Black)
- Luna Girl Moonbeams Creative Challenge – Use Your Favorite Color (Color Combo: Kraft/Black)
- Mark’s Finest Papers – Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge 222 – Music
- My Time To Kraft Challenge Blog #254 – Use Kraft
- Ooh La La Creation Challenges 161 – Vintage
- Scribble And Scrap Crafts 23 – Almost Anything Goes
- Shopping Our Stash #162 – Triple Threat (Flowers, Rhinestones, 3+ Brads)
- Stamping Sensations July Challenge – Summer Blooms
- Suzy Bee’s Bloomin Challenge 39 – Anything Goes
- The Kraft Journal #182 – Funky Junk
- Through The Craft Room Door – Anything Goes
- Through The Purple Haze – Anything Goes
- Top Tip Tuesday – Material Girl (Materials: Transparency, Silk Flower)
- Word Art Wednesday 143 – Anything Goes
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