Flowers Whisper Card

Flowers Whisper Card

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!

Magellan - Master Of His Universe

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48 Responses to “Flowers Whisper Card”

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  1. Lovely card! Thanks for sharing with us at OOLCB!
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

  2. A lovely card. Well done. Love the music on it.
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #1

  3. Lisa says:

    Such a sweet card! Love the quote.

  4. Mary Anne says:

    Love that sentiment – and I have to admit it is not one I’ve seen before. Cute card, and only marginally cuter than that fat cat 🙂 He’s downright majestic!

    Happy WOYWW!
    Mary Anne (5)
    http://scrappystickyinkymess.wordpress.com/

  5. Julia Dunnit says:

    It IS a great sentiment..I always use ‘gentle thoughts during these difficult days’ which I first came across by PSX….and I like the Kraft and black combo, it has a sophistication.

  6. Jan Ltc says:

    It looks like a productive work space! xx Jan (57)

  7. donna says:

    Lovely card, I like the black and kraft together…thanks for joining us at SHOPPING OUR STASH for the “Triple Threat” challenge!

  8. Hazel+Harris says:

    Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge 46 – hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

  9. Elaine says:

    A lovely sentiment. A great card for a such a sad occassion. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

  10. Erin Bentley says:

    Hi, A lovely card, love the image and the pretty colours. Thank you for joining Crafting At The Weekend this week. Good luck and we hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs Erin DT & Co Owner x

  11. Great card. Sympathy cards are hard but you nailed this one. I thought it was kraft and navy at first and that would be a good color combo too! Judy #76

  12. Linda Kay says:

    I so admire you for your creativity. And I love your kitty. It would certainly be a thrill to receive such a card.

  13. Wow, wonderful use of black and white — thanks for entering it in my Favorite Color challenge! I love your sentiment, and especially your use of the music. It suggests that the flowers whisper in music, and I love that idea!

  14. Jac says:

    This is beautiful and the sentiment is perfect, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz and Crafty Sentiments this week, Jac x

  15. Angela says:

    Not the easiest cards to make so well done.
    Hope you have a great week and happy crafting, Angela x #38

  16. Shoshi says:

    What a beautiful sympathy card, Joy, and I agree that the lovely sentiment is just perfect. It’s not easy to find the right words for such occasions, is it. I love the music, too – music is a favourite theme of mine.

    I finished a card last week (not big on card making generally!) and was working on the videos to upload to Youtube when I was hit with massive chest pains and ended up in hospital on the cardiac unit on Sun. a.m. I was discharged yesterday evening and have been resting all day, feeling totally wiped out. It appears I’ve had a coronary artery spasm and all is clear on the angiogram so hopefully no lasting damage!

    Happy WOYWW,
    Shoshi #47

    • Create With Joy
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      says:

      Oh Shoshi,

      I am SO happy to hear that you are home safe – what a scare that must have been!
      Please take care of yourself – especially in this heat!

  17. Karen L says:

    Thanks SO MUCH for sharing with us this week. It’s a blessing to have you share your talents.
    Karen
    The Kraft Journal

  18. Karen L says:

    Your card is really pretty, and I’m SO thankful to have you share with us in our challenge this week. I really hope that you will be back again and again to play along each week. I look forward to seeing more of your art.
    Blessings,
    Karen
    Word Art Wednesday

  19. Nan G says:

    Lovely card and a beautiful sentiment! Off to check out the Coons. 🙂 Hugs and Happy WOYWW! Nan G #61

  20. Lis says:

    Love the saying on this beautiful card Thanks for sharing at Marks Finest Papers…….Lis

  21. Lis says:

    I love the saying on this lovely card Thanks for sharing at MFP>>>>>>>>Lis

  22. Michelle says:

    I think that is a wonderful way to send a sympathy card.

  23. Michelle Lancaster says:

    A beautiful creation. Gorgeous colours and layout – thank you for joining us this time on Love to Scrap – Michelle

  24. What a wonderful card…..i really love it…..and your blog is very very good…unfortunately our limit on challenges is 10…so……
    But again its a wonderful card..

    Fiona dT
    TTPH

  25. Andree says:

    A gorgeous card and a fabulous sentiment.
    Thank you for joining in with the Scribble & Scrap challenge and good luck x

  26. Pam@over50feeling40
    Twitter: over50feeling40
    says:

    The card is great! Thanks for sharing your creative inspirations on the Thursday Blog Hop!

  27. Limeade Gal says:

    Such a beautiful card, and fitting for the situation.
    Your cat is gorgeous 🙂
    Have a beautiful weekend!

  28. Lori Gauerke says:

    Love your card and I agree with everyone else that it is a lovely sentiment. Thanks for joining us at TTPH and good luck.

    Lori DT

  29. Lexie says:

    So pretty…gorgeous colour combo. Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.
    xx

  30. Mags B says:

    What a beautiful, thoughtful card. Sympathy cards are so hard to make! Thanks for joining in at My Time to Craft!

    love Mags B x

  31. Vannessa says:

    Such a soft, elegant card and your sentiment is just perfect or the occasion. Thanks for joining in the Fussy & Fancy Challenge this fortnight.

    Hugs, Vannessa
    F & F DT

  32. Deborah says:

    Your card is just stunning. Beautifully done for a Sympathy card. I agree sometimes its hard to find the right words to say on a sympathy card. But I love this sentiment such a true sentiment.
    Also love your beautiful cat, she looks so soft and fluffy. 😀
    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Anything Goes Challenge.
    Deborah CS GDT

  33. Lisa S says:

    Your sympathy card is beautiful and I love the sentiment. You’re so lucky to have such a great craft buddy. 🙂 Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday.

  34. Your card is so beautiful, both in design and in the thought that went into it. The sentiment is lovely and your card is understated yet very warm. Love the touch of green and what it symbolizes. Thanks for playing along with our Flower Power Challenge at Craft Your Passion this week. I hope we see you again soon.

  35. That’s a very uplifting sympathy card design, Ramona. The sentiment is definitely perfect, as well as the ethereal feel of the music sheet and swirls of flowers. Blessings, my friend!

  36. Great idea! I saved your instructions and look for these stamps to do my own.

  37. aunty Sue says:

    thanks for sharing this with us at CRAFTY SENTIMENTS and good luck

  38. Helen says:

    Beautiful – love your sentiment.

    Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Girls Challenge.

    Helen x

  39. Teresa says:

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful entry with us at Crafty Girls – good luck x

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