Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Tears & Smiles

 As card makers we never seem to have enough cards ready when it comes to sympathy cards.  I think if you are like me, you are almost afraid to make too many.  It seems if you make them ahead, you have a need to use them immediately.  So I hesitate to make them, until I absolutely have to.  

Then I turn to my favorite stamps ~ All My Florals... and believe me, I have a LOT of florals.  

For today's card, I'm sharing one I made for one of the sweet ladies from my church that recently went to heaven.  One of the photos that I saw showed her with all her children and many, many grand and great grand children.  I know there were many Tears and Smiles during her passing and as they fondly celebrate her beautiful life.

I used Unity Stamp Company's I Shall Not Want by Artist, Graciellie Design for this card and started by stamping it on Neenah 110# card stock.  I colored the flowers using Copic markers E93, E95, and E97. For the leaves I used Copic YG61 and YG63 and did the muted shadow work with Copic G20.  For the decorative edging on the various mats, I used the  Gina Marie Designs Wonky Stitched Die (rectangle) & (square).  After assembling all the layers, I added the organza ribbon and the cross in at the knot.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I enjoy sharing my work with you and invite you to “Follow” my blog and to visit my site ~ “Not Just Scraps” on Facebook ~ where you can purchase my cards.


I’ll be entering this card in the following challenges: 

Always Fun Challenge #199 ~ Card for a Friend 

Do-All Creative ~ Twister Sister Challenge #50 ~ CAS Sympathy 

Stamping Sensation ~ Favorite Stamp 

Love to Craft ~ February ~ LTCCB#50 

The Crafter's Cafe ~ February Anything Goes 

Creative Fingers ~ Challenge #200 

Word Art Wednesday #477-478

 Pam's Pearls

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  1. A very pretty floral card, many thanks for sharing a 'Favourite Stamp' with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  2. Beautiful thank you for sharing.

  3. Beautiful thank you for sharing.

  4. Beautiful, love the colors and how you did the layers. Thank you for joining us at Always Fun Challenges!

  5. What a stunning card, Pamela! I especially love your sentiment. Thank you for joining us at the Crafter's Cafe, and I hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Jinny

  6. Hi Pam:
    I agree...nobody ever wants to have to send a sympathy card. I do, however, feel that receiving this one will be a tremendous blessing and encouragement - knowing it comes from the heart means so much. Thanks for sharing this lovely card in our challenge. I do hope that there is much comfort found in your card and the words you write. Have a blessed week, and please join us again soon.
    God bless you,
    Word Art Wednesday - stop by when you can

  7. Sympathy cards are the hardest to create anytime, but you did a beautiful job. The sentiment is lovely too. Thank you for joining the challenge at Love to Craft Challenge Blog.