Sunday, 24 June 2018

Sympathy Bouquet

Hi and welcome!  Today's card is for the sketch challenge at MFT Stamps as well as the Color Throwdown challenge and Just Add Ink's "add a window/frame".  I hope the colors are close enough to the challenge.

Once again, I used Painted Prints.  I love that set (and go on about how much I love it in the video!) . It is so easy to use.  This is my third card using it and I've only had the set for a few weeks.  

I stamped the images using Altenew inks and then die-cut them with the matching dies.  I also die-cut two scalloped square frames from Cement Gray cardstock and then arranged my bouquets within the frames.  I kept the bouquets the same so as not to be distracting, but reversed the flower colors.

I used Press 'n' Seal to keep the bouquets in place and adhered them to a white top-folding card base before using my Misti to stamp the sentiment.  I then added the frames with thin strips of foam tape and finished off the card with some Nuvo Jewel Drops.

Thanks for visiting!  As I said earlier, I filmed this card.  You can watch below or over on YouTube.  

Products used:

Stamps:  Painted Prints, Essential Sentiments (MFT)
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Minty int, Sweet Leaf, Pink Pearl, Coral Bliss, Pink Diamondm, Pinkalicious (Altenew)
Cardstock:  White, Cement Gray
Dies:  Painted Prints, Stitched Square Scallop Frames (MFT)
Accessories:  Nuvo Jewel Drops



Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous sympathy card, Karren! I love your choice of colors for the blooms and leaves and your soft gray scalloped frames are perfect! Great job combining challenges...oh, and thanks so much for another great video tutorial :)

Wanda Cullen said...

Karren, I LOVE your framed florals! The throwdown colors are perfect for a sympathy card design. So glad you joined us in the challenge this week!

Rochelle Blok said...

The light gray with the pastel pinks and purples make for a beautiful card Karren. Just the right amount of colour for a sympathy card! A beautiful take on this weeks challenge! Thanks for playing along and supporting us this week at Just Add Ink. Rochelle xo

Carole Campanile said...


First, very lovely card. The soft colors with the gray frame is very soothing. It's something I will have to CASE but will give you all the credit if I do.

Second, thank you so much for the wonderful video. When you said you could live to be 150 and not use all your supplies I could not stop laughing. Mostly because I say the same thing about myself and use the same reasoning when buying stamps, dies, bling and endless card stock that just keeps piling up and not used. When I retire, I'll use it all. :)

You have a new follower today.

Jan said...

Such a pretty and uplifting Sympathy card, Karren! I love the soft pink and peach tones with the detail of the grey frames. So lovely to see you back at Just Add Ink :-)

Jaxx Crafty Creations said...

Such a stunning card, Karren. I absolutely adore the subtle colour palette and that the two frames have a slight colour variation from each other. Was fabulous to see your creation in this weeks Just Add Ink Gallery. Hope you are well xx

KimB said...

This is lovely Karren! I love the more subdued tones of your flowers and frames just perfect for your purpose. I love those details on your frames too. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.