Sunday, September 9, 2012

With Sympathy

Cheery Lynn just came out with four beautiful new die cut sentiments and today I want to show you one I haven't used yet.  This "With Sympathy" die cut is very delicate. Here is a little hint:  when I die cut these delicate sentiments, most of the time they stay in the card stock instead of popping out or staying in the die.  When this happens, I place it on the black mat I use to shape flowers and gently push around the sentiment and it will pop up and away from the card stock.   I brushed on a thin coat of "Glue N' Seal" to adhere it to the design paper.  The design paper is from the Pink Paislee "Butterfly Garden 6x6" pad.

The flower was created using the Cheery Lynn Build A Flower #2 dies.  The stamens are from the Build A Flower #2 Embellishments set.  The flower was created by using yellow vellum for the petals.  I sponged the edges with Wild Honey Distress Ink.  The petals were then spritzed with some water and shaped around the barrel of the white tool from the Flower Tool Kit.  Place the petal around the tool and pinch from side to side to create the wrinkles in each petal.  When you create your flowers from the Build A Flower #2 set, you can mix the style of petals on that plate as long as you keep them approximately the same size especially when you are giving extra shape to the petals as I did here.  It makes it easy to place a piece of card stock/vellum over that section of the die and just die cut all nine petals.  I have even used a variety of these petals when creating roses.  As you know, every petal in a flower is not identical.  I die cut two of the stamens with the little circles on the ends  out of yellow card stock;  then on each little circle used a marker to add  a darker color to help make them stand out.

The flower was placed on the Memory Box "Quinn Flourish".  Marianne leaves and greenery were placed under it.  The pretty butterfly is from the Penny Black "Social Butterfly" stamp set.  This set has four sizes of beautiful butterflies, a dragonfly, a butterfly corner, and a sentiment.  It was stamped on white card stock using "Forest Moss" Distress Ink, cut out then sponged with Tea Dye Distress Ink, then attached with dimensional tape.

Memory Box Quinn Flourish (98267)
Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden Paper Pad
Penny Black "Social Butterfly" stamp stet (30-116)
Marianne Design leaves (LR0227)
Marianne Design leaves (LR0229)
Cheery Lynn "With Sympathy" sentiment (B212)



debby4000 said...

Oh what an absolutely beautiful card.

Sheila - Ginger said...

I must admit to never having made a Sympathy card Selma but yours is beautiful and having the die ;With Sympathy' would make alot easier to make. Well done.

Love Sheila xx

Glenda said...

None of us like making this kind of card, but we all need them now and then. This is quite lovely. It's simple and not over stated yet elegant at the same time. Well done!

Joan Fricker said...

Selma, this is a beautiful card. I love the new word sentiments as they make such a great focal point.
Your flower is beautiful and your instructions are great!

Heather Peel said...

Hello Selma im so happy that i found my way to your wonderful blog. wow i could not tear myself away from it last night . So i joined you ,and recieved your email today with this truly beautiful sympathy card.
I just need to say how much your work blu me away .our flowers and work is truly beautiful.Thank you so much for all the inspiration ,tuts, and more .I know i will be watching for all your emails from now on .thank you .warmest regards Heather

Anonymous said...

Hi Selma,
Sorry I've been absent. I'm so grateful for this card that you made. You have managed to cover all of the main topics and sub-topics throught all the cards you have made. You do and make these cards w/such respect, and care
I can see why you hold the position you do in you profession, We ARE ALL so Bless to have YOUR Cards. You Always manage to set the bar a bit higher for all of us. Your cards inspire us to make and pull the best out of ourselves, so that what we make, as GIFT, what we produce WILL BE the best of what we give.
Thank YOU Selma!
Continued Blessings to U & Urs


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