Peaceful Poppies Sympathy Card FF0146

by Joanne James27. October 2023 09:00

Today I have my card for the new challenge over at Festive Friday Card Making and Paper Crafting Challenge


The challenge that we are celebrating this week is 'Remembrance Day/Veterans Day' which is on November 11th. Remember the fun thing is that at Festive Friday you do not need to actually celebrate the occasion; your goal is to simply use three or more items from the inspiration list on your project. This week I used red, black, poppies and sympathy and this is what I came up with:


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

I don't have any current product featuring poppies, so I had a rummage in the retired box and decided that the Sunday Stamps sketch layout would be perfect to showcase some of the beautiful Peaceful Poppies designer paper that I have been hoarding. I used one sheet using the reverse for my background and then a fabulous poppy print for the central panel. A simple sentiment from a retired Sale-A-Bration set called 'Heal Your Heart' completed the front of my card:


Isn't that paper gorgeous? I used another stamp from the same set on the inside, along with some stamped poppies from the retired 'Painted Poppies' stamp set:


I also added this stamp to the front of my envelope and decorated the flap with more of that pretty paper. Too good to hoard and as the flower of remembrance these poppies are fitting for a sympathy card.

No visual summary of the key products used on today's project as they are all retired except for the basic cardstock. 

How does our board inspire you? I can’t wait to see what YOU create! For more inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the Festive Friday Card Making and Paper Crafting Challenge Design team:

Enjoy your day and I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


Comments (6) -

Christy Stanford
Christy StanfordUnited States
10/27/2023 12:07:11 PM #

This is simply gorgeous, Joanne!  I still have quite a lot of that poppy paper, it's beautiful.  Love the way you decorated the envelope and the inside of the card too.


Deb Horst
Deb HorstUnited States
10/27/2023 1:08:53 PM #

That designer paper is gorgeous!!  Such a pretty card!!  Thanks for joining the fun and playing along with our "Frame It" sketch challenge. Your sympathy card is just perfect for showcasing our sketch.
Deb Horst, DT #SSC320


Heather Heroldt
Heather HeroldtUnited States
10/27/2023 9:20:39 PM #

This is so utterly perfect, Joanne!  I have always loved this DSP, and you've shown it off perfectly!  Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!


Annette Elliott
Annette ElliottUnited States
10/28/2023 1:56:25 PM #

Wow, I love how you rocked the colors/theme for Veterans Day using this retired paper. Very nicely done. Thanks for playing along with this weeks challenge at Sunday Stamps!


Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
11/1/2023 9:30:37 PM #

That DSP and that set remain among my absolute favourites. So nice to see it out and used again. It's also a great reminder to go to the retired shelf for some inspiration. Simple, effective and stylish - a perfect combination!


jaydeeUnited States
11/10/2023 2:24:01 PM #

Joanne, you know I hadn't noticed that sentiment in the catalog.  I love the soft scripty typeface and the white on black is the perfect way to highlight the sentiment against that fabulous field of poppies.  I also love the touch of black on the mat.  Fabulous card, Joanne


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