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Saturday, August 27, 2016

With Sympathy...

This is the fifth sympathy card I have needed in the last couple of months... five too many, if you know what I mean.  I know that there are others faced with making sympathy cards - where there is no expectation of happiness, stress relief or the joy of sending something that will make the recipient smile.
What I can do is share an idea, a design, technique or tool that might make this process a little easier for someone else out there.

  • The sentiment die is by IO Dies.

  • Recollections - "White", 110# Wt. from Michaels used for the base card & the image panel.  
  • For the flowers I used Paper Tole Technique to give the punched shapes dimension.  The flower petals are from a "Carla Craft" punch, the center is a "Punch Bunch" and the fern is with a "McGill."
  • The image panel is elevated on fun foam to keep that layer as pristine as possible during mailing.
This card should be eligible for the following 
Crafting From the Heart -#124 – ATG Always
Fab & Funky #316 – ATG
Penny's Challenge #292 – ATG
Inspiration Destination #100 – ATG TOP PICK
Sweet Stampin' – NO DP
Pile it On #115 – Die Cut Embellishments
Incy Wincy Designs – Get Well /Sympathy
As You Like It - #87  Your Favorite... Shape of Card & Why [I spend so much time doing Paper Tole on most of my cards that I often don't wander from the A2 basic card shape.]

Create wildly and color with abandon!  ~ginny


  1. gorgeous card
    thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments

  2. This card is stunning, beautiful and I love it. Great die and all white really makes it even more beautiful.

  3. Stunning, and yes not the best card to make, but lets people know you care.
    Thanks for joining us over at Penny's for our Anything Goes challenge.
    Jean DT xx

  4. such a beautiful card for a very sad occasion
    Ginny x
    My Blog As I do Rodos

  5. Hi Ginny - I know what you mean about the number of cards you made being too many! I absolutely adore your card - incredibly elegant, and perfect for such a sad occasion. Thanks for sharing your creativity at Incy Wincy Designs this time.
    Helen x (DT)

  6. Very pretty monotone card. Love the flowers. Thanks for sharing your creation with us @ Incy Wincy Designs Get Well/Sympathy Challenge. Good luck!-Maria Giselle

  7. This is so elegant. Thanks for sharing with us at TTCRD xx Jan DT

  8. What a fitting and simply stunning creation for a Sympathy card. A perfect take on our 'No Designer Series Paper' challenge. So elegant. Thanks for joining in the fun with the Sweet Stampin' crew this week. Hugs, Wends xoxo Sweet Stampin' DT

  9. I know I commented earlier on your card. I have my Inspiration Destination hat on now. I love the dies and the this card being all white. It's such a standout. It is stunning. Thanks for sharing over at Inspiration Destination.
    Billie A
    Inspiration Destination
    Catch the bug
    Creative with Stamps
    Aud Sentiments

  10. Such a beautiful, elegant card. I'm sure it will bring great comfort. Thanks so much for joining us at As You Like It Challenge!

  11. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for Penny’s challenge 292 – hope to see you again soon – Hazel DT x

  12. Beautiful white on white card. Love your sentiment die.
    Thanks for playing with us at Pile it On. Hope to see your projects again. Keti (DT)

  13. And your kindness and thoughtfulness in sending this lovely creation was very much appreciated, I know this for a fact.

  14. A very elegant and stylish Sympathy card. These are very difficult to create - not too plain and not too frilly so creating a beautiful but respectful design.

  15. Such a beautiful, elegant card.
    Thank you for playing along at Sweet Stampin' this week. Unfortunately you do need to include stamping if you want to be considered for the prize draw or spotlight. Sammy-x

  16. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful sympathy card in the Sweet Stampin’ No Designer Paper Challenge!

  17. A very elegant sympathy card love the white on white
    carol x

  18. Waw this looks really gorgeous! thank you for joining us at As You Like It Challenge. hugs! Mojca

  19. Gorgeous card, thanks so much for joining us at AYLI for the challenge. Hugs xx

  20. Gorgeous card! Love this white on white! Thanks for joining us at As You Like It xoxoxo


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