Thursday, 19 January 2012

In Sympathy

Well, I hate having to make these cards if only as it means there is a tragic loss of someone. For this particular card I have gone for a DL size, matting & layering my Spellbinders' cross (cut from varying hues of white, off white, pearlescent & gold card) and setting it into the arched window of a Joanna Sheen design from her 'Heavenly Cards' collection. I decided not to mat this image onto gold card but added wavy peel-offs to the edges instead.  The multi-flower head design is also from this CD and on top of this is a two-layered Spellbinders sentiment onto which I dotted a couple of tiny ovals which were actually peel-off 'residue'.

The layers of the cross & sentiment were set using glue gel for dimension.

I went for a traditional kind of insert, which I hope features a verse which the recipient will find gives comfort and I used a fancy blade to cut a pattern around the edges. I still haven't entirely got to grips with my new camera either, so apologies if my photography is still a little 'iffy'.

Tine :)

Challenges I wish to enter this card in for:
Die Cut Dreams - sympathy
Lollipop - no embellishment
Crafty Cardmakers - no floral embellishment
Truly Scrumptious - something not used in a long time or forgotten (a long while since I used this particular CD - & come to think of it, don't recall blogging any of my makes with it either)
Scrap-creations - die cuts
Card & Scrap - clean & simple
Craft-room - clean & simple (logo on sidebar)
Charisma - clean & simple
Dream Valley - anything goes
OSAAT - anything goes.


  1. This is a lovely sympathy card, love the die cut. Know what you mean about having to make these cards. :)

  2. beautiful elegant card thanks so much for joining us at truly scrumptious this week
    hugs sara x

  3. You have done a stunning job with this card. it is a very difficult one to do.
    x catherine

  4. It's very successful ! Good work ! Congratulaions !

    Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

    Hugs from France.

  5. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley Challenges.

  6. Beautiful card!

    Thanks for joining the 'no floral embellishment' challenge at Crafty Cardmakers.

  7. A beautiful card Tien. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley!

  8. I love those crosses - they look fabulous!

    Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck!

  9. Beautifully elegant card...Thanks for joining us again at Craft-Room Challenge..Esther xx

  10. This is gorgeous .love it

    100000 tak for at du deltager på card and scraps udfordring


  11. Beautiful card,love the cross,lovely papers and colours too..Thanks for sharing with us at Truly Scrumptious..
    Mandy x

  12. Beautiful card!
    Thanks for joining us at Card and Scrap:)
    Hugs, Heidi:)

  13. Your card is Gorgeous though.
    Thank you for joining us at the card and scrap challenge.

  14. So gorgeous!
    Thanks for joining us at DVC

  15. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining in with our challenge over at OSAAT and good luck Julie

  16. beautiful card.

    thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week, hope you join us next time too.

    my little scrappingcorner
    DT One Stitch At A Time

  17. A very beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
    xxx Hazel.

  18. Super Card !!
    thanks for joining us at Charisma this time hope to see you next time too

  19. very great card !!! so elegant -thanks so much for playing with lollipop crafts hugs Joanna

  20. Beautiful card, Thank you for joining us at Charisma this week :) Emma x

  21. This is a wonderful creation, so classy and elegant. Thank you so much for entering this in our challenge at DCD and good luck!