Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Sending sympathy with the Best of Flowers

Stampin' Up's new Best of Flowers is such a versatile set with images suitable for practically every occasion. The daisy image for example can be bright and cheery but is also perfect when used in a more subtle way for a card intended to give comfort. Come and see:


I started by masking off a rectangle with sticky notes and sponging in a soft background. The daisies were stamped over the top in black and the sentiment added. When the mask was removed I scored in a handkerchief-style border using the Simply Scored tool.


The panel is attached to one corner of the card base and the card finished with a sprinkling of gems.

I shall link this card up to the fabulous Paper Players challenge where they're looking for CAS with bling.

Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Best of Flowers, Love and Sympathy
Ink: Old Olive, Wisteria Wonder, Pink Pirouette classic inks, black stazon
Card stock: Whisper White
Other: Simply Scored, Basic rhinestones, stamp-a-majig
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I've had lots of questions about 'handkerchief-style' cards. Er... it isn't a real thing, it's just something I made up - I call them that because they look like a folded hanky. Of course I could also include my blooper cards under this heading but they'd be more like a used hanky! Oh dear, I think this post should definitely end here!

See you tomorrow when I'll be showcasing a fast card for Three Minute Thursday (and not being quite so vulgar hopefully!)

16 comments:

  1. Gorgeous border - a lovely way to frame the soft floral scene!

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  2. Great use of the flower stamp and matching it with that sentiment. xxx

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  3. Such a beautiful card. Hugs Bev x

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  4. Hi Vicky
    Fabulous card... Love that stamp ... Just sitting at local Hotel doing my order.....
    Hugs Sylvie xxx

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  5. These daises are lovely and combined with the soft color palette are perfectly serene. Lovely card...so glad you joined us again at The Paper Players!

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  6. Wonderful card Vicky, love the blended colours and that gorgeous stamp:)
    Val x

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  7. Wow Vicky I'm loving your new handkerchief style cards. Will definitely be case-ing and of course will credit you as the creator of a new 'style technique'. Fame and fortune perhaps - well maybe not the fortune! :0)
    M x

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  8. Beautiful card Vicky, love the sponging and the scoring is so effective. Cathy x

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  9. Gorgeous Vicky, I love the soft colours of the background. Perfect for a Sympathy card.

    Kat xx

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  10. Your cards are always so wonderfully unique and well thought out, Vicky! This is superb!!

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  11. Oh this really is gorgeous Vicky! Such a serene card and I love the scored layer! :) I'll have some Robbie photo's on later! ;)
    Lizy xx

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  12. Beautiful card Vicky-i really like how you scored to add extra detail and your stamping as always is gorgeous(i don't think you could make a card that resembled a used hanky even if you really tried !)
    Nessa xxx

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  13. Gorgeous, Vicky! I love the way you framed the floral image. The scoring is such a beautiful detail. Thanks for joining us this week at the Paper Players! :)

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  14. Love the scoring on this card, Vicky. It really draws attention to the beautiful focal panel. The randomly scattered rhinestones add just the right amount of bling. Thanks so much for sharing your creation with us at The Paper Players!

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  15. I love the soft colours of your sky, they show off the flowers beautifully

    Bev x

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x