Poppies Sympathy Card

My crafting time has been minimal.  For some reason, I could have sworn the start of school would result in more crafting time...this has not been the case! Sadly I have gotten to the point to where crafting time is a must...as I am out of Sympathy cards.  I really try and keep sympathy cards made up ahead of time...as you always need them at a moment's notice.

I went with a CAS design to keep it simple.  My background is stamped with the retired Pleasant Poppies stamp set in black pigment ink and heat embossed in clear ink.  I then colored the images with Prismacolor pencils.  Since I have started over in rebuilding my craft room, sentiments are in short supply.  If you do not have the sentiments or sayings needed for your card....a word processing program is your friend.  I sized a text box to the size needed for my card, typed in my words and resized as needed.  I then die cut an applied to my card with foam tape for added dimension.

My card is based on the Color Challenge this week at Color Throwdown...there is a wee bit of yellow in my flower centers.  :)

Supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
Pleasant Poppies Stamp Set-Stampin Up
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
Textured Black Cardstock-DCWV
Black Pigment Ink
Z2088 Clear Embossing Powder
Z3314 Black Enamel Dots
Prismacolor Pencils-916,923,924,1005,1090
Banner Die-Unknown

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:
Aud Sentiments Challenge-Thinking of You/Sympathy
Little Red Wagon-Go Hybrid
Simon Says Stamp-Anything Goes
Southern Girls Challenge-Smash Your Stash
Watercooler Wednesday-Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. What a lovely sympathy card, Allisa. The poppies are beautifully coloured and that black edged banner with the sentiment adds a great deal of elegance. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

  2. Beautiful card Allisa - I love those poppies - such a thoughtful card - thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday this week .

  3. Those beautiful poppies make such an outstanding sympathy card, Allisa! Hugs, Darnell

  4. Lovely card! Cas designs are perfect for sympathy card. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

  5. Beautiful design! Always love anything with poppies! Thanks so much for joining us at Color Throwdown!

  6. Sadly we always need to have Sympathy cards on hand, and this one is such a beautiful one. Love the poppy stamp and the colour challenge was perfect for this image. Thanks so much for joining us at the "Anything Goes" Watercooler Wednesday challenge this week Allisa and hope you get some more free time for stamping in.

  7. super fun card, I adore poppies, such a sweet little flower and comforting card! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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    sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

  8. Lovely CAS card. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

  9. Such a lovely card! Thanks so much for joining us over at the Color Throwdown.

  10. Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday! Lovely Sympathy card.


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