The blooms are from Gathered Garden & the sentiment is from Counting my Blessings.
Next is my entry for the challenge to leave the negative pieces in a border die. I colored Bold Borders: Yuletide using a Fantastix tool & Distress Oxides for my messy coloring.
Then I used a waterbrush & Gansai Tambi Starry Colors Yellow Gold to color the negative areas. The sentiment that comes with the border die was stacked 3 high & brushed with the gold paint--beautiful shimmer in person.
I dry embossed the center area behind the sentiment & blended it with DO rustic wilderness.
layered sympathy card, as I generally make them pretty simple & often one layer.
I kept my card monochromatic using 2 PTI printed papers a friend gave me along with Fine Linen, Vintage Cream & vellum. The background panel is die cut with Scalloped Stackers: Small & behind the sentiment is Shape Shifters: Circle 3. The sentiment from Through the Trees was stamped in Cocoa Bean on vellum backed with a strip of Vintage Cream & embellished with Garden Gild die cuts & a KaiserCraft Chino pearl which goes perfectly with Fine Linen. Finished by wrapping twine & tying a bow.
My final card also uses Bold Borders: Yuletide, but looks entirely different than the card above. This one is for another challenge to use embossing powder accents.
I saw the white die cut on my table & thought it'd be fun to just add touches of color with embossing powder. Worked great to use a Quickie Glue pen, which has a fine tip. The embossing powders are glittery red & glittery gold. I tried several card colors, but kept coming back to the white.
The sentiment was cut from white & gold metallic cardstock with the white used for dimension & the shadow. I kept the embellishments subtle, using PPP Marshmallow sequins.