Sympathy - Beloved Blossoms

I never seem to like to make sympathy cards. I guess because I don't like the thought of knowing someone I have to send one to. It is always a good idea to have a couple on hand, so I set down to create them.

I belong to a consultant yahoo group and they have monthly color challenges. This month it is Garden Green, Twilight and Orchid Bouquet. I used these colors in cardstock. In addition, I used Beloved Blossoms (yes, another new flower stamp set), Comforting Thoughts and Floral Tapestry paper pack - level 2. I used my corner punch to punch the scallops on the Garden Green cardstock and put a piece of Orchid Bouquet paper on the inside of the card to show the scallops. To make the scallops, I took the corner rounder guide off my small corner rounder.

I stamped the Beloved Blossoms bloom in Orchid Bouquet and stamped rolled the edges in Hollyhock. The stem is stamped in Garden Green and stamp rolled in Olive. I cut the flower out and attached it to off-white mulberry paper (non-CTMH). I used the small circle stamp from the Beloved Blossom stamp set on the bottom and added Garden Green brads to the middle of them. I finished off the Orchid Bouquet cardstock attached to the front with an Orchid Bouquet marker to make a decorative edge.

Last night, I took some time to create cards to show products and techniques to those who are coming to my July 7th crop. It has warmed up in Omaha and I think I must have been a little warm, because both of the new cards have winter themes. Subconsciously, I must have been wishing for a little cooler temperature. We haven't turned our air condition on yet, so I was a little warm while card making with a lot of lights on in the room. Oh, the sacrifices we make...LOL! Keep an eye out for these on future posts.

Have a great day!

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