Sympathy Card


This is a card for a friend who unexpectedly lost her mother.  Although I never had the pleasure of meeting her mom, I know she was an extraordinary person because her daughter is.

For this card, I used the color palette from the Carta Bella flower bouquet  available at the Silhouette Online Store.  This graphic uses Silhouette’s print and cut feature.  I printed and cut the file at 3.6″ tall.  To add a little dimension, I found some flower shapes and a leaf that were similar to the shapes in the print and cut file.  I sized the flowers to fit over the Carta Bella blooms and then used the color selector tool (the eye drop) to fill the flowers with the same color.  I printed all of the card elements at one time on the same Bazzill French Vanilla paper and then assembled.  The flowers were glued on top of the respective blooms and “fluffed”.   One of the flowers was folded in half for added dimension and to align better to the cut file.  After tying a small ribbon around the cut file, I used foam tape to adhere the Carta Bella bouquet to a 4″ square of paper (using the same paper that the flowers and bouquet were printed).  I also used the color selector tool to match the colors of the label and the font to the bouquet.  After that, I added some layers to frame the bouquet and used foam tape to add a little more dimension to the dark frame.

Here is a close up of the bouquet showing the flowers and leaf.   I intend to use this technique again particularly when working on a card where I want the design feature to stand out.