Floral Friday – May Flowers Sympathy Card for #GDP088

This week at  Global Design Project the challenge is to case the following project by Shawn De Oliveria:

GDP088_ShawnI love the card that Shawn has created its simple and elegant and uses one of my favourite stamps sets Rose Wonder. Looking at this card I really wanted to use the same technique that he has used with the inlaid die-cut as I think this looks stunning. I alos kept a similar layout but changed the colour scheme and changed to using the May Flowers Framelits and Falling Flowers stamp set. I also kept the greeting the same as its a stamp I haven’t previously used.

Here is what I came up with:


To start I stamped the swirl from Falling flowers in Island Indigo onto a background of shimmery white cardstock and yes I badly need to re-ink this ink-pad.  I gave the background a slight speckled look by using the end of my Island Indigo marker and gently flicking the tip to create a light covering of speckles, be gentle doing this or you will ruin the end of your marker.

I next cut of matt layer of silver foil card and then cut out my flower from the centre of this matt so I don’t waste any cardstock. I then cut the same flower from Island Indigo cardstock and tried to keep all the pieces in the die.

Next I took the Versamark ink and stamped the greeting in the top right hand corner and embossed with silver embossing powder.


I stuck down the silver flower using SNAIL in the bottom left hand corner and then filled each gap with a tiny drop of fine-tip glue. Next comes the delicate part and I suggest using tweezers if you have any. Carefully place each petal from your Island Indigo die-cut into the same space on the silver die-cut. It makes it easy if you’ve kept all the petals in the metal die so you know where each petal goes. I found doing this very therapeutic!

Hope you’ve enjoyed todays card. If you’d like to take a look at what the design team created for this challenge the click here.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x


2 thoughts on “Floral Friday – May Flowers Sympathy Card for #GDP088”

  1. This is a lovely card Joanne! A striking CASE of Shawns card. The inlaid techniques is so very effective and helps make your card POP. Thank you so much for playing along with this week’s Global Design Project challenge! Look forward to seeing you play along with us again soon. Make sure you pin your project to the official Global Design Team Pinterest Board..


    1. Thank you so much. It’s funny I’ve been thinking of making a card using that technique for some time and Shawn’s card was the perfect inspiration, thank you x


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