Flowers and Sympathy
This is the kind of card that no-one ever wants to make, however, there are times when it is necessary. A friend of ours recently passed away and this is the card that I made for his wife and family.
I stamped “Thinking of You” from the Sassy Salutations stamp set onto the top right hand corner of Whisper White card using Wisteria Wonder ink and then embossed the card using the Softly Falling Embossing Folder. The embossed card is attached to scored and folded Wisteria Wonder card. I cut the leaf border from the Botanical Builder Framelits Dies from Wild Wasabi card and trimmed it down so that it resembled a stem of leaves and attached it to the card front.. I also cut three of the “ferny” leaves from Wild Wasabi card using the framelit from the Botanical Builder Framelits Dies and attached them over the bottom the “stem of leaves”. Using the Botanical Builder Framelits Dies I cut a large double flower and a small single flower from Wisteria Wonder card. I also cut the smaller double flower from Elegant Eggplant card. I painted the centre of each of the double flowers using the Clear Wink of Stella as well as the whole of the small flower. I used my bone folder to curl the petals of each flower and then attached them to the card front using Glue Dots. The flower centres are cut from Elegant Eggplant card and attached to the large and small flowers also using Glue Dots. I added Basic Pearls to the centre of each of the flowers as a finishing touch.
To decorate the inside of the card I embossed Whisper White card using the Softly Falling Embossing Folder and then cut the top edge using the leaf border from the Botanicals Builder Framelits Dies and trimmed off the “overhanging leaves”. I cut Wild Wasabi card using the same border and attached it behind the embossed card. The panel is attached to Whisper White card. I inlaid the green petals once the panel was attached to the inside of the card.
I absolutely adore the Botanical Gardens collection and love using them. I do hope they carry over to next year’s catalogue! I am pleased with the way this card turned out. I’d love to hear what you think.
Bye for now,