26 August, 2022

Kraft card

Just a quick card from me today, featuring a kraft card base as is required for our newest challenge over at the Alphabet challengeI've dismantled the cover of a scrapbook paper album recently since I didn't want to just throw it away. I decided to prepare scraps for a couple of cards, but since it featured different motifs on the inside and outside, I had to sacrifice one side to use the other and vice versa. However, I managed to prepare pieces from both sides to be used. This particular scene is from the inside of the cover, and I like those abstract, watercolour-looking flowers. While the foliage is rather blurry, it has a beautiful accent in form of golden blooms. 
I cut a piece wide enough to be featurred on a card base, but since the floral motif interfered with other stuff, it wasn't quite tall enough for me. To make it appear bigger, I added a punched strip of golden paper which goes with the golden dots of the image. I wasn't sure whether the finished card would be suitable for a masculine occasion or a short "just because" note, but in the end I decided to use it for a sympathy card - the main reason being that the motif looks so serene to me. I then added a small sentiment on dark turquoise paper, and couldn't resist adding a couple of rhinestons in the end.  
I'm not entirely sure whether the outcome is appropriate for a sympathy card, but I like to believe that somebody will like to have one that is not entirely black & white. I try to tell myself that the golden accents are quite discrete, and the gemstones are almost invisible as if they would resemble fireflies above a meadow on a warm summer evening...
... but I'd really like to hear your thoughts on this one. Would you think of making a sympathy card like this? Would you buy it if you saw it in the store? How would you feel about receiving a bit of gold and glitter on a sad occasion?


  1. Many thanks for sharing this pretty card in our challenge at Allsorts this week.

  2. So soft and lovely! Thanks for hanging out on our front porch at 613 Avenue Create !
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  3. Lovely card! Great upcycling of your crafty items. Thanks for joining the 613 Avenue Create's August, "Anything Goes" Challenge.

  4. Such a beautifully crafted creation, many thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  5. Beautiful card
    Thank you for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge good luck Ginny DT
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  6. Lovely watery flowers! Thank you for sharing

  7. Great way to recycle a mucg loved image.
    Thank you so much for entering our challenge this week at CRAFT Challenge looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Hugs Sheryl CRAFT DT xx

  8. This is so beautiful! Great idea in using an image from a cover. It is much too pretty to waste. Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. Love to see you join in each month.
    ~ Diane CT

  9. Fabulous card.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

  10. This is such a pretty card,

    Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Moments, and MAWTT

    Hugz Tinz