A With Sympathy Card using Stampin' Up! Stamp Set Fifth Avenue Floral

My husband's uncle died over the weekend, he had not been a well man of late, and he had lost his wife about 5 years back to MS.  Immediately upon thinking of a Sympathy Card I reached for my Fifth Avenue Floral Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! This is the card I came up with to send to his daughter and her family.  I still have another card to make Rod's mum.

The rose in the Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set has been a favorite of mine for doing Sympathy Cards and I love experiementing with different ways of using this image. For this card I have used white ink and clear embossing powder to create a resist on Gloss Card and than used my Water Colour Pencils and Aqua Brush to colour in the rose.

My photography skills are not the best and they don't do this card justice, I have taken it indoors on a wet and miserable day, and it is making the Rich Razzleberry look more like Elegant Egg Plant. For my second Sympathy Card I think I will try something with my Eastern Blooms Stamp Set and will post it here later once complete.

Card Recipe
Stamp Set: Fifth Avenue Floral
Cardstock/Paper: Orchid Opulence, Rich Razzleberry, Gloss White and Whisper White C/S and Cottage Wall DSP
Ink: Whisper White, Orchid Opulence
Other: Clear Embossing Powder, Vintage Brads, Water Colour Pencils x 3 Shades of Purple, Oval Punch, Corner Punch (Non SU).

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Lone Pine Designs said...

The rose is perfect and the whole card is lovely!

Emkay said...

Beautiful card.

Lynn McAuley said...

What a gorgeous card!! I don't know why I have waited so long to get Fifth Avenue Florals, but it is on my July 1 order!! That rose is so beautiful!!

Becky said...

Lovely card, beautiful colors on the rose.

Tammy said...

Coloring of the rose is terrific. Beautiful stamp.

Paige said...

Beautiful card! love how you colored the rose.

stampingmommy said...

Wow! That rose is just beautiful!!!!!! I love the coloring. I am sure it will be greatly appreciated.