Sympathy Card with “White” Layered Flowers

by Svitlana Shayevich

Hello friends!

Svitlana is here. Hope your weekend is going great. Today I want to share a sympathy card featuring “white” layered flowers. I quoted white because I don't mean stamping in white ink onto a non-white cardstock. I rather refer to a look imitating white flowers.

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In my opinion, two conditions should be met for this. First is skipping at least one of the bottom layers when stamping, as it usually brings the base color to a flower (which, in our case, would be white). Depending on the flower's design. you can skip two bottom layers as soon as the remaining layers will still make a decent layered design.

The second condition is choosing the right inks. I like using the lightest gray inks I own – Altenew's Morning Frost and Evening Gray Crisp Dye Inks. But you shouldn't limit yourself to just gray inks. Depending on the card design, it can be any matching color you need, as soon as the inks are very light. If you look at a picture of a white flower you will see that the shadows can be yellow, green, or purple – depending on the surroundings.

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For my cards, I used the Remember This and Exotic Tulip Stamp Sets, as well as their corresponding dies. First, I die-cut several flowers from both sets out of a Solar White Cardstock. Then I stamped onto them with the corresponding stamps using the Morning Frost and Evening Gray Crisp Dye Inks. As I mentioned above, I skipped the bottom layers of each flower.

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Next, I stamped and die-cut the leaves from both sets using the Forest Glades and Evergreen Crisp Dye Inks.

After that, I made a card base out of a Pale Gray Cardstock and adhered all the elements onto it. Some elements I adhered flat, using a liquid adhesive. Some I foam mounted using both thin and thick adhesive foam squares.

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I stamped a sentiment using a stamp from the Painted Greetings Stamp Set onto a Solar White Cardstock using the Obsidian Pigment Ink and cut it out with my scissors. Lastly, I popped the sentiment onto the card.

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14 comments

Michele F June 9, 2019 - 10:14

Svitlana, you always know how to make this grey-loving girl smile! GORGEOUS!!
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Linda BL June 9, 2019 - 10:29

Thank you for the tips on making “white” layered flowers. I have the perfect set to try this with– Altenew’s gardenia. Your card is so serene and such a perfectly beautiful sympathy card.

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Greta H June 9, 2019 - 11:13

One of my favorite cards–perfect sympathy card! I never trim out sentiments like this, but you make me want to give it a try as that’s one of my favorite sets!

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see mary stamp June 9, 2019 - 11:26

This is so elegant and just right for a sympathy card. Thank you for all the tips on achieving this look.

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Verna Angerhofer June 9, 2019 - 11:47

Thanks for the tip on making a white flower. Your bouquet on your card is so gorgeous and the design is a wonderful sympathy card design. Very elegant looking.

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Parker Lee June 9, 2019 - 12:48

Thank you for your instruction.

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Margaret R June 9, 2019 - 12:55

This is lovely! Stamping without the bottom layer to make a white card is brilliant! As usual, I say, “Why didn’t I think of that?”

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melissaf123 June 9, 2019 - 13:18

Beautiful white flowers on gray card!

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Karen Parker June 9, 2019 - 13:28

Beautiful! These cards are really lovely. I must pick up the Morning Frost, Evening Gray inks and Pale Gray cardstock.

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Henriëtte June 9, 2019 - 14:47

Beautiful card Svitlana, thank you for sharing your inspiration and tips.

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Laura P. June 9, 2019 - 15:35

Hi Svitlana, What a lovely card! I never would have thought to make white flowers and now I must try it! Your flowers are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

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Maureen Reiss June 9, 2019 - 15:48

Beautiful card!!!

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Helen June 9, 2019 - 18:34

Beautiful card Svitlana. Thanks for sharing it and the tutorial. I’ve been wondering which gray inks to use for white flowers so your sharing is especially helpful.

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Tricia Podmore June 10, 2019 - 09:42

Soooo beautiful and absolutely stunning.

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