Tuesday, January 19, 2010

With Sympathy

For those of you who are asking where I've disappeared, just know that I am still crafting but have been busy with so much other stuff that I have not uploaded any photos of my cards.
However, here is one I made for a colleague of mine, a sad occasion, admittedly, but even more important to show people that you are there for them.


Pearlescent square card
Hand drawn heart
Decorative accents by Sizzix
Paper flower (recycled)
Silver peel off sentiment
White, black and red acrylic paint
Pink organza ribbon
Silver rope thread (not sure it is the right name :p)
Papermania pink rhinestones
Making Memories slice shimmer papers
Large oval nestabilities

How to:

  1. Cut a panel from brown cardstock and another from green shimmer paper leaving a border showing from each.
  2. Draw and cut a heart (or use pre cut chip board). Paint it white, sprinkle white glitter on top and cover with another layer of paint. This should give you a ragged rough surface.
  3. Die cut the accent and cut in half. Mix the three colours close to the flower's shade and paint the accent. Leave to dry or use a heat gun.
  4. Cut two small holes in the heart and tie the flower with the silver thread. I used a craft knife to thread the ribbon through the holes but be careful to be gentle!
  5. Die cut the oval, paint the sentiment using white acrylic and stick everything using double sided foam tape.
Hope you like!


Maria Matter said...

Hi Josianne,
nice to see you!

your card is beautiful! Fabulous colors and accents, love the white ink on the brown cs!

take care!
Blessings, Maria

~amy~ said...

such a lovely sympathy card...those are tough ones to create...

Cindy Haffner said...


Kit said...

I love it and the white embossing is such a nice touch

Anonymous said...

WOW!! What a very stunning creation!! I love your heart and flowers!! :) Thanks so much for stopping by!! BIG HUGS

Stampin Mindy said...

Great card, love that rose.

Kim Piggott said...

Oh this is so beautiful!
kim x

Christine (Craftling) said...

Hi, there! Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such nice comments! You can come again! lol ;o)

I am loving this card! It's sad, but beautifully designed. That rose looks fab against the heart, and the green background is a great choice.

Are you familiar with Rosette.. also a crafting blogger in Malta?

Chris xx

Mary said...

Beautiful card...wonderful instruction. Great job on your most recent video. I'm glad I found you!

Lydia said...

Thanks for your kind comments on my blog, love you card and the chipboard flower tutorial down below . Wonderful!!

debby4000 said...

beautiful, elegant card.

Desire Fourie said...

Gorgeous creation. Love the colours and design.

Lynette said...

I love your blog and the tutorials. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a kind comment:)


Anonymous said...

Sorry you had to create a sympathy card but I must tell it is so lovely. I love the pink flower. Thanks so much for visiting my blog and taking the time to leave a comment....it means a lot.


Jules said...

Such difficult cards too make - as no-one really wants to have to make them!

But having said that this one is just beautiful. I love what you have done here.

Love Jules xx

Nicky said...

lovely card - such a nice design could be used for other occasions too