Best of Greetings – Sympathy Cards

Hi Stamping Friends!

I couldn't wait to show you the cards I just created for my Best of Greetings Club Kit this month.  I love this set—you can never have too many sentiments!

Best of greetings sympathy - two cool

My first set of two cool cards are sympathy cards and I used some of the images from sets that have already been released in the Best of 25 Years Collection. 

Best of greetings - sympathy

I used the beautifully soft color combination of Very Vanilla, Island Indigo and Pistachio Pudding that I found in the Venetian Romance Designer Series Paper. 

Best of greetings sympathy - flowers 2

I adore how this focal point turned out!  I stamped the sentiment in Island Indigo onto Very Vanilla card stock, then die-cut it with the new Deco Labels Collection Framelits. 

Next, I used the daisies silhouette image from Best of Flowers to stamp twice along the bottom without re-inking. 

A die-cut another Island Indigo layer with the same Deco Labels dies, then texture embossed that layer with the Fancy Fan Folder. 

A few Pearl Jewel accents give it a touch of elegance.

Best of greetings sympathy - flowers 3 

I decorated the border with a 5-1/2" x 3/4" strip of the Venetian Romance DSP layered onto a 5-1/2" x 1" strip of Island Indigo.  Under that is a layer of Pistachio Pudding card stock that's been die-cut with the Adorning Accents Edgelits.  

The card is finished with Very Vanilla Seam Binding wrapped around the card front, then tied and trimmed.

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Check out the gorgeous patterns in the Venetian Romance DSP pack.  Click to enlarge. 

Best of greetings sympathy - butterfly

I flipped the strip of Venetian Romance paper over for the color combo on this version.  It's a pretty, marbled pattern that adds Tangerine Tango and Crisp Cantaloupe to the colors used in the card above.

Best of greetings sympathy - butterfly 2

I brought back one of the butterflies from the Best of Butterflies set for the focal piece on this one.  The wings are colored in with markers.  I think I might have to go back and add some Dazzling Diamonds to give it that extra pizzazz!

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