Saturday, January 11, 2014

With Sympathy

A good friend and co-worker lost her husband Friday after a long battle with ALS. I told my co-workers I would make a card for us to send her and this is what I came up with.

My card base is 5" x 6.5" white card stock card base. I embossed the top part of the card with the Anna Griffin Matelassé embossing folder. I then used the border embossing folder to emboss the bottom of the card. To balance out the two embossing areas, I used my score board and embossed along the bottom of the top embossed area to create a line so it matched with the boarder embossing.

My image is a Print and Cut image from the Silhouette store. After printing and cutting the image out I used a clear Spica Glitter marker to add some sparkle to the crown, along the vein lines in the leaves, and to the center of the flower. I inked around the edge of the image with some Stormy Skies distress ink. I attached the image to my card with some foam tape to add a little dimension to the card.

Finally I stamped with sentiment with the Stormy Skies distress ink.

I would love  if you let me know you think. These are always such difficult cards to make and I wanted to keep it fairly simple.


  1. Very good. I love the dry embossing. Yes, its a very nice sympathy card. It speaks 'peace and calm'.
    Thanks for sharing,

  2. Sorry for you co-worker, but she will appreciate this beautiful card!

  3. What a gorgeous sympathy card. The print and cut image you chose is perfect..