Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Sympathy Card Using Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge

Hi fellow crafters!  Unfortunately; we had 4 deaths in a row in our family in the past two months.  I created 4 sympathy cards for my brother's family.  I was unable to get any created for the others; so I had to send store bought cards.  I don't know about anyone else; but I have a very hard time giving store bought cards to anyone since I started creating cards.  Sometimes; you just have to do it even if you don't want to.
This card was for my niece.  It was her mother who passed away with a sudden massive stroke at 58 yrs. old.  She was a perfectly healthy woman; so it was a shock to all of us.  My three children were best friends with her three children.  Both of us had 2 boys and a girl.  It was very sad to see her go so young.
I recently bought more embossing folders and wanted to try some of them.  This one is so pretty.  I embossed it on white and then colored it with my CTMH exclusive inks.

Inside Card
Supplies used for this card are:
Cardstock - CTMH Cotton Candy and White Daisy
Paper - ColorBok Spring Morning
Embossing Folder - Sizzix Scallop Circle Doily Set
Sentiment outside -CTMH 4 My Friend (D1510)
Sentiment Inside - CTMH Words of Comfort (C1524)
Inside butterfly corners - CTMH Beautiful Friendship Flair (B1400)
Ink - CTMH Cotton Candy and Pear
Ribbon - Offray
Bling - Recollections
Glitter - CTMH Glitz Glitter -Stardust on Butterfly Z1313 and Pink Z1770 on Doily
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  1. Very pretty!! lovely sympathy card! Thanks for joining us this week at Created With Love Challenges for our ANYTHING GOES Challenge!

  2. Lovely card Gloria. Great use of inks and fab layout.

    Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

  3. Love what you did with this embossing folder. Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge!

  4. Lovely card Gloria. I saw this on MIM..Loz

  5. This is a beautiful card! Sympathy cards can be so tricky for me to make, but you really inspired me. I love how you mixed happy colors with hopeful images (butterfly), yet it still conveyed respect and sensitivity. Perfect balance of colors and elements and what you did with the embossing was top-notch. Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog!

  6. A really super entry for our challenge this month, thanks so much for joining in at Penny Black and More.

    B x

  7. Such a beautiful sympathy card! I find sympathy cards difficult too, but your colours are so soft and there is a gentleness to this card.
    Thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
    Dot x

  8. beautiful card Gloria, when it's so very difficult to feel creative...thanks for sharing. Betty

  9. Very pretty card, lovely colour. Thanks for playing along with the current CraftyHands challenge! Sammy-x

  10. SO pretty. Nice soft colors. Thank you so much for playing along with us in our "Anything Goes" challenge at Lacy Sunshine. We're so happy you joined us! Please join us, again! ~~Sammibug~~ DT Member for Lacy Sunshine.

  11. The card you made is beautiful. So sorry it had to be a sympathy card. They are so hard to do. Thanks for joining in the fun at Created with Love Challenges.
    Linda K. DT.

  12. Lovely card. Very pretty. Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Created With Love Challenges


  13. So sorry for your loses. Your card is beautiful and I'm sure it will be appreciated.

  14. Your card is gorgeous even though the sympathy card is so difficult to make. Saw your beautiful creation on MIM.

  15. Wonderful card. Love the inside.
    Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create

    Huggsss, Angelique

  16. Lovely! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at MIM! Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!
    Good luck,
    Rene :D

  17. So sorry for all your family has had to endure in such a short period of time. Your sympathy card is lovely and I especially like the inside sentiment you've chosen! Thanks so much for sharing with us @ My Sheri Crafts Challenge.

  18. Beautiful projects, Gloria! Always happy when we see you in the Neigborhood! Thanks for dropping by 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  19. A lovely card, the sentiment says it all. Thank you for joining us at FSC this time.

  20. I'm sorry for all your losses and I agree with you regarding store bought cards. Your sympathy card turned out beautifully... love that embossing

    Thanks for sharing with My Sheri Crafts

  21. LOvely card! Thanks for joining us at PCJ! HUgsxx

  22. Great card - always a difficult one to have to make.
    Thank you for joining us at the Path Of Positivity HOPE Challenge :-)

    IKE x
    PoP DT Member

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