Friday, January 22, 2021

Sympathy Card With CTMH Products

Hello Friends!  I hope you are doing well.  Life is challenging right now; but we have to keep on going and hoping for the best.  We cannot give up now.  I believe things will get better, hopefully later this year.  Let's all wear our masks to help slow this virus down and take the vaccine if you are allowed to take it.

I have been creating Sympathy cards; which is always difficult to do.  This one is for a good friend of mine, who lost her husband Jan. 2nd.  I know this has to be so difficult for those who are losing loved ones.  It is so hard to understand why so many good people are taken from us.  Her husband didn't die from COVID 19; but it is still a tragic situation, no matter how he died.

I am so glad that I am able to create something to send a friend when this happens.  I may not be able to do much, especially in this pandemic; but we can always show our love and support by sending a card, an email, a text or a phone call.  

This is one of my favorite CTMH stamps, "A Million Little Things D1925".  I love coloring this flower.  I used the new CTMH Distress Oxide Inks to color the background.  I discovered by trial and error that these inks work best on Watercolor paper; which is what I used on this one.  

I already had this die cut; so I went ahead and used it for this one.  CTMH now has a few dies like this one; which I used on my next two Sympathy cards.  I think it makes the cards look more elegant with these frames over the distressed oxide inks.  

CTMH A Million Little Things D1925

Inside Card

Supplies used to create this card:

Butterflies - CTMH Winged Wishes Stamp & Thin Cuts Z3734 
Flower - Hand cut from CTMH A Million Little Things D1925
Background die front - Gina Marie Designs Slanted Bricks Background Die Plate
Sentiment die on front - CTMH Hello Lovely Cardmaking Stamp & Thin Cuts (retired)
Sentiment Frame inside - Cottage Cutz Double Stitched Oval
Frame around sentiment frame - Gina Marie Pleated Lace Oval

Cardstock - CTMH Watercolor cardstock, White Daisy, Lagoon, Pansy (retired)
Paper Inside - CTMH X9005 (retired)
Sentiment inside - CTMH Sincere Expressions A1146 (retired)
Distress Oxide Inks - CTMH Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves
Ink for sentiment and edges - CTMH Pansy (retired), Lagoon

Copic Markers
Flower - V12, V15, V17
Leaves - YG11, YG13

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create - ATG (5 of 8) (Sunday)
Dare 2B Artzy - ATG (1 of 3)
We Love 2 Create - ATG (No limit)
A Gem Of A Challenge - ATG (1 of 3) (Saturday)
Crafter's Castle - ATG (3 of 3)  
Crafty Friends Challenge - ATG (3 of 3)
Crafty Catz - ATG (1 of 3) (Friday)
Creative Fingers - ATG (1 of 3) 
 Polkadoodles - ATG (2 of 2)  
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - ATG w/sentiment (1 of 3) (Thursday)
     DL.ART Linky Challenge - Anything Goes (1 per day)  
 House That Stamps Built - ATG (1 of 3)  (Wednesday)
Word Art Wednesday - ATG (2 of 5)
Digi Choosday Challenge Blog - ATG (2 of 2)   (Tuesday
Always Fun Challenges - Use Your Favorite Products (dies) (2 of 3)  (Monday)
A Bit More Time To Craft - ATG (3 of 3) (Other Date)
A Perfect Time To Craft - Anything Goes (No limit) 
Classic Design Team Challenge Blog - Anything Goes (No limit) 

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  1. Gloria, Sympathy is the hardest card to make.... I do like your background. Sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing your regal card with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge. Stay safe and happy crafting!
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

  2. A beautiful card for a sad time. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

  3. Thanks for entering our Anything Goes challenge… your sympathy card is beautiful. Good luck in the draw and we hope you will come back again soon.
    Diane Louise [Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

  4. Beautiful Sympathy Card. They are always so hard to make but make such a difference for the recipient. Thank you for entering the Anything Goes Challenge at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge.

  5. Sympathy cards are hard but so appreciated and needed. I know the recipient appreciated it. Thank you for joining the Loe To Craft Challenge Blog. Dorlene DT LTCCB

  6. This is so beautiful!! Love your colors, specially on that fabulous background! And the die cut frame is a very elegant touch! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built and LTSCB.

  7. Lovely card, inside and out! Thanks for sharing this over at The House That Stamps Built.

  8. Such a difficult card to make - I try and keep a couple of made ones in my stash. Very pretty card - and I know your friend appreciated the handmade card from you. Thanks for joining us over at The House that Stamps Built.

  9. Very pretty. Love the colors and dies. Beautiful card. thanks for sharing over at Crafty Catz, Aud Sentiments, Always Fun challenge.

  10. what a beautiful cards! thanks so much for joining us at 613 Avenue Create!

  11. Your card is beautiful, Gloria. It is a sad year and there are many sympathy cards. Thank you so much for sharing your card with us at Lavinia World Challenge!
    Lavinia World DT - Bonnie

  12. Lovely!
    Thank you for sharing your project with us at Lavinia World challenges

  13. A beautiful card for such a heart breaking time.
    Thank you for joining us this month at We Love 2 Create With Polkadoodles! Jane (DT) Paper, Pencils & Pretty Things xxx

  14. A beautiful card for a sad ocassion!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Anything Goes” challenge over at Crafty Friends & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT Simply Create Too)

    (DT Kreativtanten)


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