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Sunday, August 14, 2011

Field Flowers Sympathy Card

Oh my, what a beautiful sympathy card the "Field Flowers" set makes.  These flower images are SO pretty. 

I needed to make a sympathy card and I suppose I could have gotten one from my stash but I just felt I needed to make a brand new one because it was a very special person who died.  

I found a card on page 23 of the latest "Stampin' Success" magazine.  Actually it just arrived in the mail yesterday.  I think it's fun to find a card in the magazines and copy it.  My card is a bit different from the original one.  I used the Scallop Trim border punch and on the original card ribbon was used on the right side of the flower panel and just a Scallop Edge punch on the other.  I used the same punch on both sides.  I did like how they ribbon was gathered on the original card but I didn't have any ribbon and even if I did, I don't think I would have spent the time gathering it to make it fit that edge.  It is very pretty on there but something I don't care to do.  I think it involves a needle and thread (which is WAY too much like sewing!!!).  

Another difference is the background decorative paper.  I used decorative paper and the sample in the book used the Dot, dot, dot stamp.  I was glad the decorative paper worked.  It's SO much easier to make the paper go on straight than it is to stamp the dots on straight.  I love to take the easy way any chance I get.

The original card had words stamped over the dotted paper.  I used an oval punch and a scalloped oval to add my words.  Both cards are great.  I can't say I like one more than the other, it's a toss up!  I do like the Crumb Cake and the Baja Breeze colors together. 

Thank you SO much for visiting today,


Unknown said...

Beautiful Sympathy card Wanda.

Anonymous said...

Very pretty, elegant, sympathy card, Wanda. Thanks for sharing it with us.


Susie said...

Really, really lovely card. Very soothing.