Flourishing Phrases and Flourish Thinlits Sympathy Card

by Joanne James10. April 2017 13:00

Today I'm sharing a card for this week's new challenge over at CAS Colours and Sketches where I am the guest designer for the month of April. I shall be joining the lovely ladies on the CAS Colours and Sketches team and each Tuesday at 1pm GMT I will be publishing my post for the new challenge for the week. It's also perfect for the current SUO Challenge, where the theme is 'Sympathy and Caring'. This week it's a sketch challenge, my favourite:


 I decided to go with florals again this week and turned the sketch through 90 degrees as it fitted my sentiment better - take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

My card today features both the Flourishing Phrases stamps and co-ordinating Flourish Thinlits - I heat embossed the large flower with clear embossing powder onto my Basic Black background and added a framed sentiment, layered flower and border piece to ground them. A tricky one to photograph, but the shiny embossed background looks lovely in real life. I wouldn't usually choose black for a sympathy card, but it was perfect to allow my bright flower and border to 'pop'; the colour combination was inspired by a dress a friend of mine was wearing when I met up with her last week and I couldn't wait to use it on a card; sometimes inspiration strikes in the funniest places.

The Flourishing Phrases/Flourish Thinlits set is a great bundle that contains a little of everything: stamps, decorative and floral framelits and a whole bunch of sentiments suitable for many different occasions that work for both the outside and inside of your card. The good news is both the stamp set and framelits are on carryover into the new 2017-2018 annual catalogue; the 10% discounted bundle price however, is not. So if you want to benefit from this, you need to place your order for the bundle using the bundle code 142323 (clear mount) or 142322 (wood mount) before 31st May.

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what the rest of the team has created to inspire you this week. Enjoy your day and I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


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Comments (9) -

BeverleyUnited Kingdom
4/12/2017 9:15:56 PM #

Wonderful striking colour combo and loving the shimmer of the BG stamped flowers. Beautifully done. Hugs Bev x


FionaUnited Kingdom
4/13/2017 12:39:37 AM #

Wow, love it. The embossed background is fab and it's a great backdrop for those bright die cuts sitting on and under the sentiment. x


karen h
karen hUnited States
4/13/2017 3:46:28 PM #

Wonderful card! I love the embossed background!


4/14/2017 11:05:42 PM #

Great use of colours and I love the embossing in the background it gives your card such an elegant feel!


Samantha Johnson
Samantha JohnsonUnited States
4/16/2017 4:15:33 PM #

Congrats on being our guest stamper, great card.


Julia Quinn
Julia QuinnAustralia
4/22/2017 8:58:09 AM #

Your background reminds me of damask. What a lovely card and perfect for our challenge. So glad you joined the fun at SUOChallenges.


Julie Gearinger
Julie GearingerUnited States
4/22/2017 3:02:35 PM #

Joanne, this is gorgeous! Love the background that you created as well as the pop of color that works so well for a sympathy card!  Thanks for sharing with us at SUO Challenges-hugs and I hope you have a wonderful week, sweet friend!


Connie Babbert
Connie BabbertUnited States
4/23/2017 12:01:47 PM #

Beautiful!  Love the black background with the brighter colors of the flower.  Thanks for playing along with the SUO Challenge this time!


Mary Brown
Mary BrownUnited States
4/24/2017 12:05:54 AM #

What a gorgeous card!  Love the background you created with the black and the colors just pop on it!  Thanks for joining the SUO challenge!


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