Monday, February 26, 2018

Lavender Sympathy Card

Since I am still short on sympathy cards I decided to make a CAS one and enter it into the Gina K. Designs February Release challenge. The deadline is midnight so I am getting it in under the wire so to speak. I used stamps from the Flowers & Frames TV Kit. That kit also had dies so I die cut the leaves and the rose for my focal image. And, I also used a Gina K. Designs Small Circle die too. All the card stock and inks used are also from Gina K. Designs.


I originally was going to use several rose blooms but I accidentally dropped the largest one on top of the leaves when they were just sitting there and I decided that was a very pretty arrangement already. So I went with it. That stamp set is a multi step one so I used three shades of inks from the purple family for the roses and two shades of green for the leaves.

Thanks for stopping in. I had no idea I would get two cards made today but that is fine. It is always nice to have a productive afternoon.

God bless,
Verna

26 comments:

Liz said...

Beautiful sympathy card, Verna, love the layout and the colours are beautiful. xx

The Altered Paper said...

This is a beautiful card!

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful card and my favourite colours. Love your black and white in the post below.x[aNNie' blog]
 ❤️

Shona Erlenborn said...

This is so beautiful Verna! Love the way the circle pops from behind the beautiful blooms. Great coloring too.

Ina Grehan said...

Only needs a few words here Verna. Simply perfect Sympathy Card.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Verna! Love your colour combo! It's good to have some sympathy cards made ahead of time - there so hard to make at the time when you need them.

laurie said...

I LOVE this card! First off I like purple shades, and second ...all the white...so gorgeous!

Doreen said...

Love the fab image,this is gorgeous.xxx

Judy Woodland said...

This is stunning. A perfect use of that rose stamp set, and perfect colors. Great design too, PINNING!!!

Kathy Krug said...

What a happy accident dropping the flower on the leaves turned out to be. Beautiful design.

Carol L said...

Purple & green is my favorite color scheme, and this is one stunning sympathy card! I love the design and simple choice of elements and colors!

Patti said...

Verna! this is just lovely! What a beautiful rose!! : )

STay warm!

(((Hugs))) ♥Patti

MaryH said...

That was a happy boo-boo, and I agree, the single rose is beautiful enough on its own. Looks lovely in the lavender colors, and perfect for a sympathy card (or any occasion!) I think it's going to be gorgeous in a bouquet too, so looking forward to seeing you use it again. Great work on the layering too. TFS

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Beautiful sympathy card! Your camera captured that lilac color perfectly - my camera always turns this into blue...

Inkyfingers said...

Happy accidents often lead to the best cards Verna and I think this one is so pretty! I love the soothing colour and double stitched circle mat.
Wow Kara, tour colouring of the glass is awesome and I love the humour in this terrific card!
Hugs
Carol x

Heidi Stamps said...

A lovely design! Very pretty colors and the single flower works great.

Joyce Erb said...

Ohh, I love this! And purple is beautiful

Vicki Dutcher said...

Beautiful card -- so pretty with the layered flower

Greta said...

Good thing the rose stamp & die aren't available in a store here because I'd never be able to keep my no spending rule! This card is gorgeous!

Cheryl Wright said...

Beautiful card, Verna. I find sympathy cards the hardest to make, so try to have them on hand for when they are needed.

Diane said...

Another stunning card Verna..beautiful Rose! I did a little "shopping' at Gina K myself...but was sidetracked with the laminator..oh boy, can't wait til it comes!!
Diane {Nellies Nest}

Leslie Miller said...

This single rose with the matching card stock circle makes the most beautiful CAS sympathy card! I couldn't imagine it any prettier. You're giving me ideas as to how I might use a similar SU set. I love the look of this!

Karen D. said...

beautiful looking card for a sad time.
xx Karen

Donna Phelan said...

It's a perfect arrangement! I love the colors of the flower, quite stunning!

Dandi93 said...

Gorgeous sympathy card Verna and lovely colors... Such a pretty layout as well

Lisa said...

This is so beautiful! The purple is so striking and you did a fantastic job with the layering of that flower.. I've ended up in tears with layered flowers...lol... I don't cry too much in my craft room... lol... but I did get quite frustrated. I think the one rose is just right...

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