Thursday, May 28, 2009

Orchid Sympathy

Last week I needed a sympathy card for a good friend whose father passed away. I love this orchid from Gina K. Designs' Botanical Dreams set and think it's perfect for sympathy cards. It's a lot of fun to color and so versatile.

The orchid was colored with Copic markers to match the Memory Box Poppyfinch papers (sorry, I bought mine from Ellen Hutson but she seems to be out of it at the moment so I can't link to it), then I matted it with some teal card stock. Both layers were cut out and embossed using Long Rectangle Nestabilities die.

The sentiment is from Flourishes Flourished Words set and was cut out and embossed using a Square Nestabilities die and layered with foam tape on pink card stock that was cut out using a Labels One Nestabilities die. I layered two of the Poppyfinch papers on the teal card stock and wrapped some Martha Stewart ribbon around it, than adhered both stamped panels on top. I added some pink rhinestones to the corners of each panel and some blue pearls to the center of the flower on the patterned paper. The card base is 5 1/2" square textured olive card stock.

To the left of the card in the photo above, is the envelope, which I stamped and colored to match the card.

For the inside of the card, I added a layer of the striped paper I used on the front, matted with the teal card stock. I stamped and colored another orchid, then cut it out and adhered it on top of the striped panel. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink's With Sympathy set and was matted on pink card stock. Both were cut and embossed using the long rectangles Nestabilities dies. That's about it!

Yesterday I learned that I won the Belli Challenge that I had created this card for, so that was some fun news! I'll be the guest designer over there in a couple of weeks, so stay tuned!

Hope you're having a good week! Thanks for looking!


Sandy Hulsart said...

Oh, my goodness, Robin, this card is stunning. And I love how you finished the inside. You colored the orchid perfectly.
And congratulations on your new design team, you will be a definite asset to them.

Karen said...

Absolutely stunning card Robin. Love that floralimage. Gorjus just gorjus.

Love Karen xxx

Loopster said...

Wow, I can definitely see why you won the Belli Challenge...or any Challenge!! The card is beautiful! Congratulations.