Monday, September 10, 2012

Lacey Floral Sympathy card

Hi papercrafters!  It's Holly posting today.  I needed a sympathy card for a dear friend as one of her family members passed away recently.  Instead of going with a regular square or rectangular card, I decided to make a circle card to gently remind my friend of the "circle of life."  I'm hoping these soft colors and delicate flowers give my friend some comfort as she mourns with her family.

I started out by cutting some chocolate cardstock with the beautiful Lacey Circles die (I used the largest one in the set).  I cut out a smaller layered circle from some patterned paper (Gabrielle paper pad by Bo Bunny) and adhered that to the chocolate lacey circle.  Next, I cut out a Country Girl border from chocolate cardstock and adhered that to the lower half of the patterned paper circle.  I picked some more papers from the same paper pad and die cut the flowers and the mini flourish.  The petals of the flowers were pinched and fluffed up with my fingers, and I adhered some cream buttons to the centers of the flowers. 

For the inside of this card, I cut a circle from cream cardstock and stamped the sentiment from the With Sympathy set (JustRite) in the center.  I adhered this to another chocolate lacey circle.  I scored a line across the top, folded it, and adhered that to the back-side of the floral card front.  When doing a card like this, you need to take a little extra care to make sure things are lined up properly. 

I've used the following products from Classy Cards 'n Such:
Lacey Circles dies (Spellbinders)
Mini Fanciful Flourish (Cheery Lynn Designs)
Sweet William (Cheery Lynn Designs)
Build a Flower #1 (Cheery Lynn Designs)
Country Girl border (Cheery Lynn Designs)

If you are in need of a sympathy card, I hope this gives you some inspiration.  Hug your family and friends and have a wonderful day!
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New Spellbinders Matting Basics are in and several M-Bossabilities!  Just click here to see all of the new goodies!

Click any of the gold links above to go to the products Holly used.

Thanks for stopping by!!!   Until next time...

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