Friday, June 19, 2015

With Sympathy

Happy Friday! It's Karen with you today, sharing my pearly creation. I think the entire DT's hearts fluttered when we saw Sandy's theme of pearls for the week. :o)

If you read the lovely introduction Sandy gave me, you learned that most of my projects are for charitable purposes. Paired with the joy of spreading crafty encouragement when people are enduring trials is the sadness when the result is not as we hoped.
In need of a sympathy card, I gathered some of Sandy's new goodies and Pion Design papers to create with the utmost beauty. I combined two collections: My Precious Daughter and Paris Flea Market. My central focal point paper is from My Precious Daughter (My Daughter 6x6), which is perfect beyond words for the occasion.
The Pion butterflies are cut from the Baby Doll sheet. The gorgeous Shabby Chiffon Ruffle Trim is lined with the new Sunflower Pearl Trim. The new pearl products are exquisite! Nestled within it is a Lace Heart Appliqué, centered with a sweet Wild Orchid Crafts lilac rose.
Tucked beneath the floral arrangement is a doily, which adds such softness. Decoration berries lend a touch of sparkle to the WOC bouquet of white and lilac roses and an apple blossom.
To engulf the card (and recipients) in steadfast love, I used resin corners from Prima's Lace Heart and Corners set. Sandy's new Flatback Pearl String lines the top and I snipped off two of the Sunflower Pearls for my butterfly border. Rather than emboss the Joy! Crafts butterfly edge, I adhered pearls in the same design.
Thank you for visiting LLC! Have a beautiful weekend. :o)

Hugs and blessings,


  1. Stunning card so beautiful Love and hugs Carole x

  2. This is absolutely stunning, Karen - a true work of art. The papers, the pearls, the dies you used - they are all so gorgeous and layered perfectly. It's so beautiful and will definitely bring comfort to the parents. Inspirational and fabulous!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. A beautiful creation that will bring comfort to her parents.
    You have an Amazing heart my friend.
    Have a wonderful day,
    Crafting With Creative M