Wednesday 9 December 2015

Rose Sympathy PCCCS #173

Welcome to Wednesday and a lovely day it has been too after a hot few days it has been lovely to return to temperatures within the "twenties" centigrade. The garden is growing well - both cucumber and tomatoes are fruiting a regular supply and as salad is the order of the day this hot summer it is a wonderful thing to be able to pick as you need from the garden.

And after an extra week to allow for the Thanksgiving holiday for those in the USA it's time for a new challenge at The Paper Craft Crew. This week we have a sketch for you and the Team have provided a fabulous array of creations to inspire you so I hope you can take a moment to pop on over and take a look.

Here is the sketch:

And here is my card:

Sadly, I am in need of a sympathy card for good friend whose mother has recently died. The good news for me is that this wonderful new stamp set Rose Wonder ( a sneak peek from the upcoming Occasions Catalogue) arrived just in time. So I used the Rose for the circle element of the sketch and the leaves for the hexagon. The greeting and it's fancy frame also come as part of this soon to be popular set :-)
The rose image is stamped onto water colour paper and coloured using an Aqua Painter before being cut out close to the lines which are then completely covered by the white die cut frame. A little black glimmer paper peeping behind the greeting and banner, some scattered rhinestones and this first rose card is complete. It won't be long until the next rose card joins it thats for sure :-)

Card stock: Whisper White (thick and standard), Water colour paper, Black Glimmer
Inks: Pacific Point, Pear Pizzaz, Black Archival
Stamps: Rose Wonder
Accessories: Big Shot, Rose Garden Thinlits, Triple Banner Punch, Basic Rhinestones, Snail, Fine Tip Glue Pen.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you can take a moment to stop by The Paper Craft Crew and see the variety of cards the Team have made to inspire you this week and I look forward to seeing what you will create with this sketch too!

Happy stamping until next time,



  1. It's absolutely gorgeous card, Jan! Love,love the rose & the die cut. You have shown it off spectacularly!!! - katerina

  2. This is very beautiful Jan and very serene. I am trying to hold off ordering this one until January... but it is on my list.
    Oddly enough I too was needing a sympathy card for the very same reasons: the mother of a friend/customer passed away and the funerals were yesterday. As we placed a rose on the casket, this type of card would have been really perfect too.