Monday, 5 October 2020

Gorgeous Posies Sympathy Card

Hi Everyone,

Those of you who follow me will know that I regularly show you projects that are challenges.  Sometimes it's colours, sometimes a particular product and sometimes it's a sketch.  I do lots of challenges with two of my crafty friends - Taffycrafting (Donna Lester) and Vickieloudesigns (Victoria Littlewood) and we have a regular weekly one called Share it on a Sunday. Well, now Donna has challenged us to do some sketch challenges over the next few weeks to keep our creative mojo going and I'm going to use them as a chance to show you new products as well as some old favourites that I haven't used for a while.  So, here goes with my Challenge 25 of #33, I hope that you like it.


1 piece of grey granite card stock 5 7/8" x 8 1/4"
1 piece of dsp 3 7/8" x 5 5/8" (I've used one of the more subtle Petal Pink ones from Peony Garden, as I just wanted a background)
1 piece of whisper white 3 7/8" x 5 5/8", 1 piece 3 5/8" x 2 1/4", 1 piece 3 5/8" x 1", 1 piece 1 1/2" x 2 1/4" and 1 piece 1 1/2" x 1 1/4"
Petal pink  ink
Basic grey ink
Gorgeous posies stamp set
Multipurpose adhesive
Simply scored
Bone folder


Score the grey card on the long side at 4 1/8" and fold and burnish to make the card base.

Add the whisper white layer to the inside - decorate if you like.

Add the dsp layer to the card front leaving a border all the way around.

I  stamped separately on each of the whisper white layers as I was following a sketch challenge and had cut the pieces.  If I was doing this again I would calculate the size of the pieces added together and stamp my design and then cut it up. I used petal pink for the flowers and used a mask to cover the images to add the twigs and flowers that look like their petals are underneath.  I used basic grey for the twigs and for the dotty images in the centre of the flowers.  Then I stamped the sentiment on the 1" strip.

Carefully adhere the pieces to the card front, you could pop them up on dimensionals but I glued them straight down.

This particular sketch could be done in lots of different ways, you could use dsp for the pieces and stamp the background, the possibilities are endless.  Why don't you give it a try?

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Happy Crafting,

Karen XXX

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