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.
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