Saturday, 20 October 2018

Flowers for a Friend

Welcome!  Today's card was made for a friend who suddenly lost her mother.  My heart hurts for her and her family and I wish I could give her a hug in real life, but instead I made this card to send to her across the miles.

I wanted to create something tasteful yet not morose and I hope this card fits the bill.  I stamped and colored the flowers using Copics then cut them with my Scan n Cut.  Once that was finished, I added little touches of Rock Candy Distress Glitter to the flower centres and to the buds and set it aside to dry.

On the white card base, I added some green and pink patterned paper and then a white circle.  Over top of that, I added a vellum overlay and I die-cut where the flowers would go with a scalloped peek-a-boo die.  The sentiment was gold-embossed onto the vellum and then the vellum was adhered to the card putting little dots of glue under the sentiment and where the flowers and sequins would go.  To secure the top, I added some white baker's twine tied in a bow.

The flowers are popped up on foam tape and some sparkling clear confetti finished the card.

I was guided by the sketch at Inky Paws for this card as well as the inspiration photo at Card Concept where I was drawn to the gold and the florals for this Clean and Layered card.  I softened the look somewhat with the vellum to add to the theme, and that also works for the Inkspirational Challenge.  Finally, I'm adding this to The Flower Challenge who are looking for sparkle.  Because this is a sympathy card, naturally I kept the sparkle to a minimum but I hope the distress glitter, the gold embossing and the sequins add enough sparkle for the challenge.

Thanks for visiting!  It's quite late on Saturday night, so this card will be going in the post tomorrow to wing its way across the world.

Products used:

Stamps:  Peony Blooms (Newton's Nook)
Ink:  Black Licorice Hybrid (MFT), Versamark
Cardstock:  White, X-Press It, Watercolor Wash (MFT), Vellum
Dies:  Stitched Rectangle Stax, Jumbo Peek-a-Boo Circle Window (MFT)
Accessories:  Copics, Sparkling Clear Confetti, White Baker's Twine, Antique Gold EP, Rock Candy Distress Glitter



Viv said...

Such a beautiful card for such a sad occasion Karren.I am sure your friend will love it too. Such amazing flowers, great colouring and detail also, and yes enough sparkle for us too over at 'The Flower Challenge'. Thanks for sharing with us once again ;) Viv DT xx

I Card Everyone said...

Really beautiful, Karren … your friend will love it... even more that you are thinking of her in her time of heartbreak.

Christine said...

This is lovely, Karren, and will surely comfort your friend. The peonies are so pretty and your coloring does them honor! Beautiful!

Dawn T said...

what a thoughtful card Karren. And very beautiful. I'm sure it was received with love.

Anila Dikay said...

Lovely card for your friend Karren. All the elements fall together so well on this.
Thank you for sharing with us at Inkspirational challenge.
DT Anila

Narelle Farrugia said...

Oh how gorgeous this card is! I am loving those beautiful flowers - you've created a wonderful sympathy card. I'm positive the recipient will adore it. xxx

Jen Camara Mitchell said...

This is beautiful Karren. I know she will love it and the spirit in which it was created. <3

Shauna said...

What a fantastic use of vellum! I like the pretty flowers and the embossed sentiment. Thanks for sharing with us at Inkspirational!
- Shauna

Barb Ghig said...

This is such an elegant card, Karren! Beautiful Copic coloring, as always, and I love your color palette! I think your design and lovely sentiment is perfect for your friend and that she's going to feel your hugs no matter how far away she is!

Aileen said...

Absolutely beautiful, a card after my own heart. Love love the colouring and the design, pure beauty. Thank you so much for joining us at The Flower Challenge and we hope to see you there again soon. Aileen DesignTeam

2sistersproject said...

What a pretty card!
The coloring on the flowers is awesome!
Thanks for Linking to the Inky Paw's Challenge.

beckynoelle said...

So pretty! Those flowers are gorgeous! Thanks for joining us for this Inky Paws Challenge!

Indy's Designs said...

You've colored these flowers beautifully! Very elegant card! Thanks for sharing this gem with us at Inky Paws Challenge!

Pia S said...

This card is a beauty, I’m impressed by your skillful coloring and the lovely color coordination throughout. Thanks for joining our challenge at Inkspirational.

Creating with Susan said...

Your card fits the 'bill' perfectly! I have no doubt your friend will feel how much you care. Thanks so much for joining us at The Card Concept.

artful-notions said...

Karren, your card is both lovely and thoughtful. The copic coloring is gorgeous! Love the bits of rock candy glitter. Your friend will love this. So glad you joined us at the Card Concept!