Saturday, February 22, 2014

Sympathy Card ~ Soothing Nature {1st Post}

I would like to thank Candace and Michelle
from Jaded Blossom for the challenge winner
gift certificate I put towards my order.
I got this wonderful set and a few others.

It has been a hard week.
Two of my co-workers lost loved ones.
I made this card for one of them, who lost his
beloved mother-in-law, to share with his wife and children.
These cards are always the hardest for me to make.
This one just seemed to be the right fit for them.

*Card 5.5 x 4.25 in.
*Tree and sentiment from the Simple Sayings stamp set from Jaded Blossom.
*Embossed using the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots and D'Vine Swirls folders.
*Circle cut using the Spellbinders Standard Circles Large die set.
*Scallop circle cut using the Spellbinders Big Scalloped Circles Small die set.
*Rhinestones from Darice.
*Ribbon from Offray.
*Memento Tuxedo Black stamp pad.
May your day always be filled with love.
Crafty hugs,

Please join me and play along with these terrific challenges:
Jaded Blossom February crafter's choice
Word Art Wednesday #120 Anything goes
613 Avenue Create #59 Anything goes with optional RAK
Cuttlebug Mania Let's feel it {add texture ribbon, rhinestones, embossing}
Paper Pretties #298 Use ribbon
Jo's Scrap Shack #38 Sketch
Digi Darla's Designs #102 Sympathy
My Creative Moments Word play Sat Swirls
Love To Create #103 Make it sparkle with bling
Open-Minded Crafting Fun #4 Monochrome
Crafty Creations #257 Keep it simple
Simon Says (Mon} A cameo appearance {tree stamp}

            Sketch I was inspired by


  1. Gorgeous, gr8t job, thanks for joining FFC!

  2. Beautiful card! These are so hard to do, but this one strikes just the right balance! Nicely done! Thanks for dropping this into our mailbox here at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  3. Black and white, circle embossed and stamped swirls makes a lovely card. This is just so very beautiful, thank you for sharing your sweet creation with us at Word Art Wednesday this week.
    Blessings, Carole DT

  4. Dawn this is a gorgeous card! I love the embossing background, really pops and that sweet image goes perfectly with that type of sentiment. Thanks for joining us this week at Jo's FFC!

  5. These are hard cards to make D, but you have done a wonderful job with this one! It is truly beautiful and so serine. I hope it brings great comfort to the people who lost their loved on. You take on the sketch is fabulous. Hugs and prayers to those who lost loved ones. Thanks for joining us at Jo's FFC;-)

  6. Wow, I really like your card. I have that stamp set as well. What a great way to use it!!!

    Hugs, Melissa

  7. Dawn, this is beautiful. I love this stamp. It makes a beautiful sympathy card. You used a wonderful sketch, too. Really stunning.

  8. Lovely sympathy card. Thanks so much for sharing your card at Jaded Blossom's Monthly Challenge.

  9. Beautiful card! Love the tree and the addition of the Divine Swirls embossing folder - perfect!

  10. Great work with the sketch and a very elegant and pretty Sympathy Card

    Thank you for playing with us at Digi Darla this week!

    Good luck

  11. Beautiful swirly card - love that background with the swirl tree. Nice B&white & thanks so much for playing along with us at Jo's FFC. TFS & Hugs

  12. This is such a gorgeous card! The embossed background and stamping image are fabulous. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

  13. Lovely card!
    Thank you for joining our Make it Sparkle with Bling Challenge over at Love to Create this week.
    Ruza, LTC Admin/Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner

  14. this is so pretty , love the embossing you did as well ♥ thanks so much for joining us in the Jaded Blossom Challenge this month !!

    Michelle ~ JB Owner

  15. I love the black and white. I really love the embossing.. its matches the tree!! LOL That is fantastic!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

    - Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}

  16. This looks fabulous!! LOVE LOVE the stamp set you used, one of my favorites!! Thank you so much for joining this months challenge over at Jaded Blossom!!
    JB Owner

  17. Very Very pretty card! I love the embossing! Thanks so much for joining the Jaded Blossom Monthly Challenge.

  18. Fab card and the embossing is perfect!
    Thanks for joining us at Digi Darla’s

  19. I really like this card! Look what one can do with just black and white and texture! Wonderful! patsy

  20. They are indeed, Dawn, but I have to say you have made an outstanding card, thank you for sharing with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun, best of luck xxx

  21. Such a beautiful sympathy card - Great use of the sketch. TFS and joining us at Jo's for Funday Friday.

  22. Another stunning creation! Love the sketch!
    Thank for sharing!!

  23. Totally agree with you they are the hardest cards to make but you have made such a stunning one! Love the great embossing and the fabulous image you have used. The combo of black and white is very elegant for this occasion.
    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky. I’m doing a little giveaway to celebrate 500 followers come and join in

  24. Lovely card for a sad occasion. I'm sure they will appreciate it. Thank you for joining in with our Let's feel It challenge at Cuttlebug Mania x

  25. What a lovely card. I love how the background matches the image. Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania x


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