Sunday, June 17, 2018

Birds and Blooms Sympathy Card

Hi, everyone!  I'm back again today, this time with another sympathy card for my Mom's stash.  Sadly, she has sent out a lot of sympathy cards lately and she asked me to make a small supply so she'll have some when needed.  This is my second one; I will have a few more to share this week.


Die:  Sweet Dixie Thinking of You Set
Distress Ink: Wilted Violet, Evergreen Bough, Twisted Citron, Dusty Concord, Shaded Lilac, Cracked Pistachio

Once again I am joining the celebration over at STAMPlorations for their fifth anniversary!  Shery and her team are having a big party this month - I hope you will head over and check it out!


The STAMPlorations birthday challenge is to CASE the STAMPgirls.  I decided to CASE STAMPgirl Maria's card - I fell in love with the comic book vibe!



Also linking up to the STAMPlorations Never-ending Anything Goes Challenge!



I would also like to support the following challenges: Cardz TV 52 AG 2/3; Craft Stamper Magazine AG Stamping 2/3; Crafty Friends AG 2/3; Creatalicious AG Optional Flowers UE; Creative Fingers AG 2/3; Crop Stop June Link Party 40 Distress Ink can be purchased at Crop Stop here) 2/5; DL.ART June AG Linky 1/d; Double Trouble No Patterned Paper, Use at Least One Die-Cut, Link up to Three Amigos 2/3; Happy Little Stampers AG with Dies UE; Jo's Scrap Shack FFC AG 2/3; Lil Patch of Crafty Friends AG 2/3; Penny Black and More In the Garden 1/3; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Frame It 2/5; Stamped Blessings heARTful Stamping AG plus Stamp 1/2; The Corrosive June AG 2/3; Three Amigos Blog Hop Machine Die-Cutting (Cuttlebug) UE; Through the Craftroom Door AG 2/2; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 3/5 Wk2

Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a joyful day!

31 comments:

KT Fit Kitty said...

Hello there! I hope I can inspire you to create something today! Thank you for leaving a comment - I appreciate all of them!

KraftyKoolKat said...

Very pretty. Love the colours. It's the same here, I live in a retirement block & sadly needed these cards a lot.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Fikreta said...

its so nice card.
hugs

scrAPpamondo said...

So sweet card, Kitty! Love the "patchwork" you made with those birds and flowers and the beautiful colours you choose!
Big hugs!!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful card and the type I am needing more and more as well.

cotnob said...

A lovely card Kitty, great colours.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Diane Louise J said...

Hello again… Thanks for joining our ‘Anything Goes’ challenge with your 2nd lovely sympathy card… Please join us again next time at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog. Good luck!
Diane Louise
[Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

Sue Reynolds said...

Loving that layout Kitty...and such beautiful brights colors another card to brighten someone up. Thanks again for sharing with us at Double Trouble and tomorrow we start a new challenge and would love to see what you can create.

Esther Asbury said...

Great card! I've been wanting to try the retiform technique, but haven't gotten around to it yet! Love your take on it with those beautiful birds and blooms! Thanks so much for linking up to Cropstop!

Lin said...

I love birds - what a great card! And the patchwork design is really unique - thank you so much for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Lisa said...

This is so beautiful!! I love the images you used and the colors. Sympathy cards are the hardest...you've done a wonderful job!! This is gorgeous!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

StirYourCreativity said...

The color blocks with some beautiful images looks fantastic.

Megan J said...

Hi KT, a fun style for your sympathy card, love the soft colours and stamps you used. Thank you for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends... good luck in the prize draw... Megan DT LPoCF

Scrapper69 said...

Beautiful card! I totally LOVE the Card Design and may have to try this style one of these days!

Theresa

Leanne Harris said...

Well, sometimes these cards have to be made don't they and this one is a super style for a sympathy card. Thank you for sharing it with us at Penny Black and More Challenges xxx

Barbara Godden said...

Awesome case, I've never tried this style. Beautiful job on it. Yes when you get up in years you seem to always need more sympathy cards.

Cecilia Gunnarsson said...

wonderful birds and wonderful design!!!! Its really a lovely card!!!
s!!
Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
HUGS Cicci
TTCRD DT
Cicci With the Pen {welcome to visit and follow my blog}
Through The Craft Room Door
ttcrd.blogspot.com

Jennifer Scull said...

what a fabulous card design! I am so sorry that your mom has needed so many sympathy cards, but this one will surely bring a bit of brightness to the recipient's day. it is lovely.

Lori said...

Very cool design and such pretty muted colors! Lovely sympathy card!

brenda said...

Very striking colours and great stamping Kitty, my thanks for joining in with our June 'In my Garden' theme at Penny Black and More challenge.

B x

Melanie said...


Great card! I like your take on the Retiform technique - something just a little different than the norm. Thank you for playing along at Double Trouble Challenge.

Donna said...

Such a peaceful and beautiful sympathy card.

Michelle B. said...

Beautifully peaceful, love your color selection! Thank you for joining us at Creatalicious Challenges!

Elizabeth Hart said...

Beautiful use of images and colors for this sympathy card. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Creative fingers Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

maria f. said...

So sorry there's such a need for sympathy cards - I know the feeling. But how honored I am to recognize my design for those lovely nature images to rest in. Your choice of colors is perfect. Thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations for our birthday CASEing party, Kitty!

Amy Seigler said...

Great sympathy card! I really love the comic look. Thanks for joining us at HLS Anything Goes with Dies!

Lisa Lynn said...

Terrific layout, with great colors on your beautiful card.

Lisa said...

Wow! What a cool design and love how you translated it into a Sympathy Card... It went from Bright and bold to peaceful and pretty... love it! Thanks for linking up to Three amigos!

Chris said...

I remember that technique from when I first started stamping - about 14 years ago we called it Retriform...or something like that. Love your card - they are a sad but necessary reason to create. Thanks for playing along with heARTful stamping challenge this week.

MariLynn said...

Great interpretation and CASE I love the images you used. Thanks for helping STAMPlorations celebrate 5 years.

Denise Goeldner said...

Lovely sympathy card, love the birds. Thanks for entering Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, good luck and hope to see you again.
Denise (Owner of LPOCF)