Sunday, 4 August 2019

…flowers shall grow and I am in them

Sharing a very simple sympathy card featuring the elegant Demure from Penny Black.

I carefully inked the stamp so that only the three main flowers and their individual stalks were inked.  The flowers were done in Tim Holtz Distress Ink Milled Lavender and the stems in Mowed Lawn.  I then water coloured the flowers and fixed up the stems with the matching Distress Marker.

I did the careful inking so the flowers would fit the three elements of the current sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  I added in the sentiment with a stamp from the Good Morning Magnolia set from Stampin’ Up! in some Distress Archival.

Over at The Rainbow Card they’re currently passionate for purple, which worked well as this is going to a friend who loves purple.  Keeping this CAS, I’ve not used any patterned paper, so I’m also linking my card up at Dragonfly Dreams.

Inks & Paints etc
Tim Holtz Distress Archival Ink ~ Dusty Concord
Tim Holtz Distress Ink ~ Milled Lavender & Mowed Lawn
Tim Holtz Distress Markers ~ Mowed Lawn
Arches Water Colour Paper
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock ~ Marshmallow
Stampin’ Up! Cardstock ~ Gorgeous Grape & Purple Posey

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. This is such a pretty card! I just love those purple flowers! They're so rich and elegant! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  2. What a perfect stamp for the sketch! I love these pretty purple flowers. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  3. What a beautiful showcase of purple. The purple flowers popped with the white background! Thanks for showcasing purple at The Rainbow Cards Challenge this month!

  4. Wow this is simply stunning. I love the way you selectively inked the stamp up like that.

    Huge hugs

    Amy x

  5. Emily, this is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at TRCC this month.
    Em, DT

  6. Thanks for sharing your elegant card with us at Dragonfly Dreams. Lisa DT

  7. Beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in the Rainbow Card Challenge this time and good luck :)

  8. Such a lovely card! I adore the CAS feel and the way those blooms accent the sentiment! Thank you so much for joining us at The Rainbow Card Challenge! I hope to see you again SOON! :) Mynn xx

  9. This Card so much better IRL Stunning colours and so Beautifully coloured and shaded.


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