Wishing You Hope & Comfort

Tuesday, October 1, 2013


I used this week's Mojo Monday sketch for a sympathy card I needed to make. The last sketch of the month is always Round or Square, and obviously, I went with square.
Rather than put circle die cuts on the card front, I decided to use negative die cuts and let the image on the inside show through to the front. I heat embossed a sentiment, from the Calla Lilies stamp set, with a lavender embossing powder, then heat embossed it again in black, offsetting the second stamp a little. 

The bee and flower images, which I colored with Copics, are from Flourishes' Chrysanthemums stamp set. The inside sentiment is from the Calla Lilies stamp set, and I highlighted a couple of the words with a Copic marker. I cut a skinny strip with a curved border die, making sure it was positioned so that it didn't show through the little "window" over the bee, and added just a tiny sliver of the yellow embossed cs that I used for the banners on the front of the card. 

Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful week!

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Mojo Monday #313
Simon Says Monday Challenge: Say It With Stamps
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes

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13 comments :

MichelleZ said...

Hi Cheryl! You've created a lovely card here. I think that Sympathy cards are always the most difficult to create. You've done a wonderful job of using the peek-a-boo windows to create interest. Beautifully done!

Thank you for joining us this week for the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge. ~Michelle

Debbie said...

Beautiful sympathy card!! These are not always easy but this is wonderful! I love the image showing through!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my this is just beautiful, I so love this design, such lovely coloring!

Leslie Miller said...

Gosh, this is so pretty! The inside could be a card, itself, it's so complete and beautiful. Love how you punched the windows. Took some thoughtful engineering to get those in the right spot, I'm sure. Lovely details and colors.

Jessi Fogan said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Cheryl! I love the offset sentiment - such a beautiful and elegant card for the occasion.

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is just beautiful! That offset embossed sentiment stand out so beautifully.

Maria said...

Gorgeous card inside and out, Cheryl! Lovely design with beautifully colored images! Love the embossed sentiment, too!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very pretty, great sketch too.

Mona Pendleton said...

Gorgeous Sympathy card inside and out Cheryl! Fab job coloring those pretty images! Thanks for joining along with Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

Sue Lelli said...

OMG, Cheryl, I LOVE that stamp and the FAB windows with the gems! Just GORGEOUS!

Ruth G said...

Such a cleverly designed card and a wonderfully thoughtful one, too! The images are beautifully colored and I love how you accented words of the inside sentiment! Thanks so much for sharing and congratulations for being in the spotlight at Simon Says Stamp!

Candy C said...

Cheryl...this is such a lovely sympathy card. Congrats on being selected to be showcased in our designer spotlight at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. <3 Candy

Maura said...

Love the windows you added,