Friday, 30 January 2015

With Sympathy

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I ran a piece of Black Card through the Grand Calibur with the Creative Expressions Art Deco Fanfare Embossing Folder.

I popped some Cosmic Shimmer Flake & Glitter Glue onto my Craft Sheet. I picked some up onto a piece of Cut n Dry Foam and used it to 'ink' up the Justrite Garden Trellis Background. I put the stamped image aside while I cleaned my stamp using a Grime Boss. There 's no rush to add anything to the stamped image as the glue remains tacky until covered. I added Summer Meadow Cosmic Shimmer Gilding Flakes. I removed the excess using a piece of Rubit Scrubit and matted onto Vintage Gold Card.

I stamped the sentiment from the Justrite Extra Grand Sentiments Clear Stamp Set using Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Gold Detail Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Justrite Vintage Labels Four Die Set.

I tied a bow using 2 lengths of Black Silky Crush Ribbon and added a Black Vintage Button.

I assembled the card as shown adding some Black Pearls to the corners and I pierced around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Hello Julia, a very nice card. Love the background stamp with gilding flakes, great tip you had the other day if you don't have your rubit scrubit. Have a good day. Bx

  2. Hi Julia
    What a stunning card love the colours thankyou tracyw x

  3. Morning Julia and all crafters, love this one especially the bow embellishment

    sorry in hurry today, stay safe healthy and happy, hugs June Smith xxx

  4. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

  5. Gorgeous card today. I love the black and gilding flake combo.

  6. gorgeous card love the design and colour xx hazel

  7. Unusual combination for a Sympathy card but it works Especially if the recipient is a man (in my mind anyway)

  8. Morning Julia,
    A lovely card, change the sentiment and it could be used for any occasion.

  9. Morning Julia, a beautiful card and the colour is very blue on my laptop but
    looks gorgeous.
    Nancyd xx

  10. Stunning card Julia love it thank you for sharing love June horrocks xxxx

  11. Lovely card for a difficult occasion. Pat x

  12. A beautiful card Julia though hopefully the sentiment is seldom used.
    Lynne x

  13. Hi Julia
    My word this card is lovely, let's hope that the sentiment isn't used very much. I'm loving the stamp. I received my goodies ladies and a lot of it was along these lines. So I shall be making cards with the backgrounds. I also had a Rosette as well. I missed the tool shed programme but will look at the top of your blog to learn how to do this. The backgrounds always look nice on the TV, but it's really nice to see them in the flesh becUse you actually get to feel the different mediums.

  14. Such a tasteful card Sue fabulous. Crafty Regards Julie Kay xxx

  15. Hello Julia and all

    A very elegant card. It is navy blue on my laptop which I think could be good for a sympathy card also. Change of colour and sentiment and a very useful design. Thank you for sharing.

    Best wishes

  16. Really lovely card, makes a change from a floral sympathy card which is not always suitable.
    Janice W

  17. Hi Julia

    I love it. The traditional white lilies on a card aren't akways appropriate for the recipient. The design with any sentiment would work though.

    Had to order cut and dry felt and 3 refill to play with. Can't wait for them to arrive! I now want a few colours of shimmer paint to play with (glad I just had a birthday!)


    T x

  18. Hi Julia,
    What a stunning card today! I seem to have made quite a few sympathy cards just lately and this one is lovely.
    Thank you,
    Love Myra

  19. Hi Julia,
    I'm not much of a black person, but I have to say I love this card. It is simply elegant. Would also like it in dark navy blue.

    Happy crafting,

  20. Hi Julia, A really gorgeous card.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  21. Hi Julia, A really gorgeous card.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  22. Hi Julia. Lovely card, just right for the occasion. SueL x

  23. Stunning card Julia, gilding flakes and bow,beautiful
    Take care Maria

  24. Hi Julia
    Very Elegant card & the gilded flake background looks stunning.
    Nice to see a different style & colour of sympathy card as the usual
    Lily's or religious ones are not always suitable for recipients.

    Crafty Hugs
    Haze xx

  25. I Julia, love the soft black tone used, never a great occasion but you have made a beautiful card x x x


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