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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Heartfelt Creations Sympathy Flower Card

Hello, Friends.  Have you noticed that as we grow older, more of our friends and family are getting ill, injured or dying?  I'm sorry to bring this up, but it is a fact of life.  I do not like making these cards, but am finding "Get Well" and sympathy cards are needed by me more and more often.  I guess that's the circle of life also.

Here's a sympathy card I made for Heartfelt Creations, with directions on how to make it.

Sympathy Flower



5" x 6" finished size


HCPC 3376 - Distressed Leaves PreCut Set
HCPC 3375 - Flora Grande 1 PreCut Set
HCPC 3374 - Flora Grande 2 PreCut Set
HCPC 377 - Sympathy Sentiment PreCut Set
Other: Stampin' Up - Inkpads: Pear Pizzazz, Certainly Celery, Groovy Guava, Blush Blossom, Close to Cocoa. Markers: Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Soft Suede, Groovy Guava, Cameo Coral. Chalk: Pretty in Pink, Cameo Coral. Cardstock: Pear Pizzazz, white, Cameo Coral. Nestibilities Labels 5 & Scalloped Ovals, DCWV Spring Stack, Fiskars Lace border punch, Tulip Glitter Spray, paint brush, sewing machine, dimensionals, clear embossing ink, white embossing powder, white embroidery floss, button, butterfly punch, yellow/green vellum

Directions:  Cut card base from white cs. Set aside. Cut card front from patterned paper. Cut oval with die from Pear Pizzazz cs. Cut rectangle 4 1/2" x 2 1/4". Adhere oval to left side of card front (opening at bottom) and rectangle on right side lapping over oval. Use sewing machine to border the rectangle. Use border punch on long edge of white cs. Glue one scrap from punching to front over stitch line. Glue ribbon around straight edge of punched scrap on front. Make bow. Stamp one large leaf and two medium leaves on Pear Pizzazz cs in pear ink. Use markers to accent lines, edges and tears on both. Cut out around lines. Fold large leaf in half & roll edges around a small paint brush to bend. Apply dimensionals on back along edges. On small leaf, use dimensionals to apply sentiment stamped in cocoa ink on white, sponged with pear & guava ink, matted on scrap piece of patterned paper. Stamp one each of the flowers on Cameo Coral cs. Using markers and chalk, highlight the petals on each. Cut out, and cut on lines between each petal on all. Score each petal down center and crease, then fold outside corners down with paint brush. Edge each petal with glitter spray using paint brush. Let dry. Use dimensionals to stack each flower on top of the next in size starting with the largest. Tie bow with floss in holes in button, glue to center of small flower. Glue front panel to card base and apply leaves, flower and bow. On inside - Stamp flowers on right side of inside, after "stamping off" on scrap paper. Cut piece of patterned paper 5" x 6", glue to left side of inside. Trim extra paper from edge if needed. Glue piece of border scrap along bottom. Stamp sentiment on white cs, "stamp off" flower images, sponge edge with pear ink. Cut with Labels 5 die. Trace around die on cameo cs, cut out, & glue sentiment to it, leaving a 1/8" border. Glue medium leaf to bottom left corner.

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