Thursday 18 June 2015

Roses Sympathy Card Trio

Good morning friends.

I have three sympathy cards to share today. My Uncle recently passed away and I wanted to send his family cards to know that we were thinking of them.

This first card went to my cousin, who is also a card maker. I used the Butterfly Pivot card by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs, and a sheet of semi-glossy roses patterned paper from my stash. In fact, I used the same paper for all three cards.

Here is the front of the card:

Inside, I added narrow strips of the roses patterned paper on either side of the spine, which not only brings some colour inside the card but adds stability to the spine.

 The butterfly overlays and bodies were cut from white pearl card stock.

Here is the back view of the card.

This second card went to my Aunt.  I used the same pearlized card stock as the butterflies above, and embossed it with the roses embossing folder. The panels were cut using MFT's Blueprints and assembled on a white card base.

The rose overlay layer was cut from red pearlized card stock that was attached to ECD Transparent Double Sided Adhesive so it was easy to adhere over the base layer. The green stem was die cut from green card stock then the rose was adhered with foam tape.

Finally, this is the card I sent to my Dad. He is in a nursing home, and even though this isn't 'happy  mail', he will appreciate knowing that we are so sorry for the loss of his brother.

I used a Flip-Its card because they are easy to open and my Dad has limited mobility in his hands.

I've had to make far too many sympathy cards lately, so hopefully that will be it for a long time.

Supplies for Butterfly Pivot Card:
Butterfly Pivot, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Patterned paper - Scrapbook Customs
White pearl card stock - Gina K
Words - Stampin' Up
Card size - standard A2

Supplies for Roses Sympathy Card
799 Roses die - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Blueprints #12 - MFT
White pearl card stock - Gina K
Patterned paper - Scrapbook Creations
White card stock
Green card stock - Stampin' Up
Red card stock scrap
Burgundy pearlized card stock  scrap
Elizabeth Craft Designs Transparent Double Sided Adhesive - 2-1/2"
Words - Gina K
MISTI - My Sweet Petunia
E124 Roses embossing folder - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Card size - standard A2

Supplies for Flip-It's Card
Square Flip-it's #2 - Sizzix
White card stock
Green card stock - Stampin' Up
Patterned paper - Scrapbook Creations
So Sorry stamp - Technique Tuesday
Words inside - Gina K
Card size - standard A2

Thanks for stopping by today


  1. beautiful cards, love that designer paper you used on these.

  2. Thanks for sharing this lovely card with us and my sympathy goes out to you.


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