Sunday, August 10, 2014

Floral Sympathy (Kathy Berger)

Floral Sympathy
by Kathy Berger

A dear friend's mother passed away recently, and somewhat suddenly. I wanted to make a card that expressed my deep sympathy for her loss; I know no card can ease the pain of losing a parent, but I still wanted to let her know that I care.

I used an assortment of papers from DCWV on my simple center-step card base. The background papers set the stage for a floral spray made with Frantic Stamper Precision dies. The flowers were made with the Frantic Stamper Petite Layering Posies Precision Die. They were cut from patterned paper and lightly sponged around the petal edges with a pale pink ink. Next, they were spritzed with a bit of water and crumpled up from the center. When completely dry, they were partially opened and glued together at only their centers, layering two medium sized flowers on each of the larger ones.

When my flowers were complete I glued them to a base made with three of the leaves cut with the Petite Leaves die, the Open Spring Sprig die and the Solid Spring Sprig die.

Since the finished card is square and I had no square envelopes, I used my envelope punch board to create a matching envelope for the card. I think the envelope really added a nice touch to the finished card.

I hope this card brought my friend some small amount of solace. My thoughts are with her at this very difficult time...

Frantic Stamper Dies Used


  1. Beautiful card Kathy! My thoughts and prayers to your friend and her family.

  2. this is a very beautiful card. The flowers really add to the sentiment.

  3. Gorgeous card Kathy, love what you did with the flowers.

  4. This card would be uplifting to whomever you give it to! Great job.