Wednesday, July 17, 2013

WOYWW#215 Amazing Sympathy#2

Today I realized I needed two sympathy cards for a recent family member's passing. So it rapidly became what was on my workdesk!

I had already stamped two Amazing Grace chalkboard pieces so I quickly selected coordinating paper.

I used a Die Cuts With a View matstack called Garden Party and selected a nicely raised, embossed, and glittered paper with butterflies and flowers.

I cut the mat for an ivory card and backed it with a Bazzill Basics Herbal Garden Medium green layer. I used the same green to layer the chalkboard stamp. This stamp was one of my MUST HAVE's at the Creating Keepsakes convention I attended in April with my stepmom & stepsister!

By fussy-cutting the flowers I was able to get some depth to the card in addition to the lace behind the chalkboard.  

A sheer bow on the bouquet and gems for the flower centers are the finishing touches. 

Below is a close-up of the fussy-cut flowers.

I can always use the other piece of the mat I used to cut the flowers as a layer on another card.

The gems are lovely green Michael's gems.

Now father and daughter will receive similar cards.

Amazing Sympathy #2

Thank you for looking today! And if you want to see more WOYWW blogs, start at Julia's Stamping Ground blog!


  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog.
    This is a stunning card...sad that it is a sympathy card...always so hard for the grieving...but this card will bring some solace to really is lovely.
    That sentiment is a treasure and the fussy cut flowers the perfect touch.

    1. Thanks! My husband's favorite hymn is Amazing Grace, and so I thought it an appropriate sentiment for his Aunt. Sadly, they will have no service or memorial, so I will just pop these in the mail!

  2. Your cards are gorgeous Dawn. I'm sorry for your loss, take care. Hugs, Wendy #121

  3. Hi Dawn
    such difficult cards to make but not when you have the stamp you have used. those cards are stunning and will bring comfort to those that need it
    Have a great day and enjoy the rest of your week with this lovely weather
    Ria #75

  4. love your desk lots of craftyness going on, thanks for the snoop

    Happy WOYWW
    Jay NO.65

  5. So glad you are joining in the desk hopping fun. Love that sympathy card! Love that Garden Party paper, I need to find it..

    1. Good morning, Winnie! I picked up that stack a while back and it only has 3 sheets with that design. I destroyed one by fussy-cutting. I wish I had used some paper flowers instead, so that I had 2 intact mats. I have the 12x12 matching pad, but the design is accordingly larger, and won't fit on a 5.25x6.5 card. Hmmm...maybe I can reduce it on a color copier and add my own embossing with an embossing pen....something to think about! :) In the meantime, I'm going to have a look at JoAnn & Michael's and see if they still have the stack! My SIL requested 4 cards. I think I can create a similar card with a scrolly stamp and some flowers, too. We'll see what's on my desk next time!

    2. Winnie, I just checked and it's online at JoAnn DCWV Garden Party Matstack...on sale for $7.49! I would rather go in the store, so I will check there first!

  6. I find sympathy cards always so hard to do, but yours are just lovely with the chalkboard verse and pretty colors. Happy WOYWW! Danie #34

  7. Your card look amazing and perfect too, I have never seen that paper and it is one of my favorite songs too, I used to sing it when I was little. Thanks for sharing and so sorry I am visiting late I ran out of time yesterday.

    Happy Belated WOYWW
    Eliza 26

  8. Lovely cards for a sad occasion. Happy WOYWW! Nan G #104 a day late

  9. Sorry to hear about your loss. That song is my husbnds favourite & used at our sad ocassions. Lovely card. #74

  10. Sorry to read you lost a family member. Those cards are really lovely, though. And the way you made similar ones was ingenious.

    I’m not sure how late LATE is, but I’m here to wish you a beLATEd WOYWW from #2.


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