Pink Floral Sympathy

Hello friends! Welcome to June! We’ve certainly started off our June with hot temps! Trying to stay cool in the air condition and have some crafty time! How about you?

Unfortunately, it was time again that I needed another sympathy card and I don’t have any in my stash, so I’ve come up with one to send to the family of my GREAT aunt! She was always so great about sending me cards on my birthday even as she got older and it always made me smile!

So this is my final tribute to Aunt Rosella…RIP sweet lady.

I saw a couple of challenges going on and they actually inspired me to pull out an older stamp set that I’ve had and hadn’t used it but a couple of times and I think it’s really pretty. I’ve used the Beautiful Blossoms stamp set from Newton’s Nook for my card here.

I’ve used a sketch challenge to help me with the placement of the images and how I was going to layout the design. I’ve used a vanilla top folding A2 sized card base, die cut a scallop rectangle and then layered over another vanilla piece that was cut with a stitched rectangle die. I took a strip of pink cardstock and stamped the floral images over it with VersaMark ink and attached that along with the two square panels layered with some scalloped die cut square in black. Those vanilla panels were sponged along the edges with pink ink.

I took the floral images, stamped them over another piece of vanilla cardstock with some alcohol marker friendly ink and colored them in with my Copics. They were cut out with the coordinating die cut set. I used some foam tape to pop them up over the squares.

Upon closer view, you can see how I’ve done the sentiment here by heat embossing it over a piece of vellum with some Brutus Monroe Raven Sparkle EP and then fussy cutting it out. I used my Xyron matchine to make a sticker out of it and then I took the “sympathy” stamp from the Newton’s Nook “Super Sentimental” (No longer available) and inked it with the black ink under the vellum sentiment.

Of course it’s hard to see the shimmer over the flowers, but I’ve covered them some Spectrum Noir glitter brush pen and then lastly, I’ve added some clear sparkling sequins.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my sympathy card today and a reminder to all of us card makers to remember to build a small stash of these type of cards to have on hand. It’s something that I really need to do and always forget about doing it ahead of time.

I have more things that I’ve been working on coming soon, so I hope you’ll stop by again! Have a great day!😊

Challenges I’d like to enter this card for:

  1. Newton’s Nook Inky Paws Challenge – Flowers

2. {Cupcake Inspirations} – CIC494 Color Challenge: Pink, Black and Cream

3. Sunday Stamps – SSC232 Sketch “Getting Squared”

4. The Paper Players – PP493 Tic-Tac-Toe challenge: I used flowers, die cut and embossing

33 thoughts on “Pink Floral Sympathy

  1. Vicki, I’m sincerely sorry for the heartbreaking loss that you and your family have experienced.

    This card is such an elegant, sweet design. Cheerful at heart, but also solemn and serene. A truly moving and meaningful sympathy greeting.

    Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life

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  2. The pink and black are so pretty on this sympathy card Vicki. Whoever receives this will treasure it.
    Lynn

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  3. This card has beautifully coordinated elements that are so pleasing to the eye! I love the stamped panel and those gorgeous flowers. It’s a beautiful card to remember a wonderful aunt. My dearest loving aunt always sent me cards too, and she lived to a ripe old age of 116 beautiful years!

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  4. Beautiful, Vicki, though so sorry this card was needed. Such a lovely tribute, your coloring of these sweet flowers is wonderful! Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!

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  5. Such a sad occassion Vicki and when you can make such a pretty card for someone it can make you feel better yourself, gorgeous pretty card and I’m so sorry for your loss..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  6. Oh Vicki this is one beautiful and no doubt a heart wrenching card to make but you have put so much love into every little detail here. There is so much to look at going through the soft sponging, layers, colours and the sentiment on vellum. What a treasure this one is. So sorry for your loss. Hugs Ina.

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  7. So sorry for your loss Vicki but you made an absolutely gorgeous sympathy card,Love the beautiful flowers and use of vellum-thank you so much for the lovely comments you leave on my blog-they are much appreciated
    Carol x

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  8. I am so sorry for your family’s loss Vicki. But, wow your card is gorgeous!!! So glad you played along with us over at Cupcake Inspirations. Have a wonderful day!
    -Sandy, DT

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  9. What a gorgeous sympathy card Vicki!! I love the design with the black matting and the flowers are so beautiful! So sorry for the loss of your great aunt.
    Hugs, Tammy

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  10. Think you Great Aunt would be so impressed! It is delicate and loving. So beautiful. I have a Xyron machine and have only ever used it once. I really must put it to better use! Thanks for sharing x

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  11. Such a pretty sympathy card – the flowers are perfect. I try and keep a couple of sympathy cards in my stash JIC (just in case), this one is perfect for your dear great aunt.

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  12. Oh sweet friend, I’m sorry for your loss. I love that her name is Rose (and it’s june, that’s the flower of June) and your card is just beautiful. I am sure it will bring the family comfort ~ big hugs to you!

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  13. Fabulous layout for these beautifully colored flowers! What an awesome tribute for your beloved aunt who sent you lovely cards each year!! I know her family will be touched by this gorgeous card!

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  14. I’m sorry for your loss, your Aunt sounded like a caring person. This is a beautiful card as a tribute to her with those pretty flowers and the bit of sparkle on the die cut sentiment. Thank you so much for joining us this week at The Paper Players!

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  15. Vicki I love your pretty loopy flower and the combination of soft pink and black hits the right spot for a sympathy card. A fitting tribute to a much-loved Aunt. Thanks for sharing with us over at The Paper Players this week!

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  16. Vicki, This is a beautiful sympathy card! Beautiful use of the Cupcake Inspirations colors and a wonderful design using all the flowers from Newton’s Nook! Thanks for sharing your talents at Inky Paws and CIC!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  17. Your aunt must be so proud of you! This is a gorgeous card. Love the way you incorporated the challenge colors in your card. Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations 🙂 Hugs ~ Ishani

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  18. So beautifully done, Vicki, but I’m sorry it had to be for a sad occasion. I’m sure it will bring warm thoughts to the family. Love the heat embossing on the sentiment! Fabulous job of using that sketch and your framing of the squares is perfect.
    PS We still miss you at 2CCC. 😀

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  19. Your floral card is stunning! Your color choices are fantastic too. Thanks for playing along at Sunday Stamps!

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  20. This is beautiful. Love the soft pink, framed with the black accents. Great job, as always! Sympathy cards are so difficult, but this one is fabulous!

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