I used four different die sets, beginning with the medallion. My initial thought was to have a sympathy sentiment in the center, but that changed when I came across my Inkadinkado inchie set of cross stamps. I used a scrap of slightly shimmery gold paper to cut the medallion, then stamped the cross on a bit of 'Very Vanilla' Stampin' Up card and heat embossed it with Stammpendous 'Detail Gold' powder.
I used the same off-white paper as the circle to die cut the background and the flower. I used Ranger Distress 'Antique Linen' ink to frame the cross, as well as to edge the flower. I then shaped the flower petals with a stylus and assembled the pieces using a gold glitter brad from American Crafts.
Next I die cut the leaves from some coordinating scraps of green papers and formed them with the stylus as well.
When I was ready for assembly, I ran the background through my Xyron sticker maker and affixed it to the green card which was cut at 5 1/2" x 4 1/4." I used Matte Accents to attach the leaves and a Glue Dot to add the flower. I layered the circle and the medallion both with foam tape before affixing them to complete the card.
I think this is a very elegant and tasteful card to present to a bereaved family member or friend. I hope it has been a good inspiration for you, and I thank you for your visit today.
I'll be back in a couple of days with my first card for my Guest Designer spot at Beccy's Place. We just might have some goodies in store so I do hope you'll come back and take a peek.
'Til next time.....