Friday, January 16, 2015

Rose and Olive Sympathy Card

A long time member of our church passed away last week, his home going was quick but not totally unexpected.  This card is for his lovely wife.

I started with two challenges, Pals Paper Arts! Sketch PPA #236 and Designs Rubber Stamps Color Challenge using Lovely Rose as a color palette.

The sentiment by Unity stamps is stamped in Colorbox Deep Green on a light rose colored card stock.  The sentiment is die cut and pressure embossed with Spellbinders Labels Twenty-five. 

A light olive card stock is stamped in Colorbox Deep Green with a flourish from the Fancy Pants Pollen Dust collection.  This acrylic stamp has been in my collection for many years and has finally seen some ink!  It is what is called Never Before Used Schtuff or NBUS.  Glad I found this challenge, because I will now make it a mission!  

Never-Before-Used-Schtuff (Stamps, Dies, EFs, etc.)
Maybe one of the reasons I have never used it is because the image is larger than my largest acrylic block.   So I used a thin acrylic sheet I had handy and it seemed to work just fine.  A deeper olive card stock is layered over the pink petal marbled card base.

There are a number of flowers languishing in my stash so I pulled a few out to make accents of layered flowers with crystal centers.  The curved edge of the Labels Twenty-five reminded me of the Basic Grey Notch and Die Cutting tool, which I used to cut a curved slot to thread the ribbon through the sentiment label.  I used ribbon from my ribbon stash (probably Ofray) in two colors to finish the card. 

This card is entered into the following challenges:
And the fun new challenge I found


  1. Seeing your cards has inspired me to try to get a few cards into my card file to be ready to go when I need them. Started with the Sizzix center flip cards. First time to use them. So easy. Paper, pen and a rubber stamp and they are done. The other advantage is there is not a lot of room to write on the back so these are idea for short notes.

  2. I really like the olive on olive background stamp. A lovely sympathy card. Thanks for playing with the Pals Paper Arts challenge. Join us again soon!

  3. Gorgeous, and what a nice background stamp you used, I like how it just flows so nicely with the flowers, beautiful sympathy card. Thanks for playing our Flowers Challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks. Very nicely done!

    Leanne DT
    4 Crafty Chicks

  4. lovely design! I like the card and the sentiment. :)
    Thanks for playing along in the Sister Act Card Challenge.
    Stop by for my Birthday Candy :)

  5. Your flowers are so pretty on this lovely card! Thanks for joining us at PPA!

  6. You have made a lovely card that will be greatly appreciated! Thanks for having fun with the PALS this week!

  7. Neva, your card for the widow is lovely, with a beautiful sentiment. Those are flowers that will last in her keepsake box forever. I love the design all the way around! Thank you so much for finding me and playing in my NBUS Challenge #3! Thank you, also, for following me! It's a pleasure to follow you back! I will introduce you in my New Friends Corner as soon as I get to you and I hope you'll stop by my blog again soon! Hugs, Darnell

  8. This is a gorgeous sympathy card. i really like the ribbon treatment. Thank you for playing along with DRS Designs this week!


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