A club member of my husbands photography group has just lost his mother so a card was needed to show support. I had been wanting to try the technique found at so I followed along and created this …

Deep Sympathy Dragonfly

It was relatively easy to make although I almost ruined it when I tore a corner of the popped up frame. The addition of the bling was my fix for the tear, but initially I didn’t want bling on this card.

Anyway I used the stamp set called The Wetlands by Theresa Momber – GKD as well as a small stamp from Inspired Stamping called Seaside and the Vertical Greetings set by Melanie Muenchinger – GKD. Stamped everything with iced Spruce Distress Oxide ink and used Sakura gelly roll pens to add colour to the dragonfly. I am really pleased with the result and shall use this technique again.

10 thoughts on “Sympathy

    1. How nice of you to leave a comment on my take on one of your beautiful creations. Thanks so much and you are welcome regarding my shout out. I think it only fair to acknowledge where an idea comes from.


  1. yes, I think we all believe that when others post a card that is beautiful or especially creative that mistakes don’t happen. I find it heartwarming to know that even the perceived experts have accidents. One finds work arounds for many of them thankfully.


  2. What a lovely card. I really like that technique and will follow the link to give it a try. Great coloring on the butterfly. It’s always great when you can add an embellishment of some sort to cover an oopsie.


    1. Thanks so much Judy. I had fun making it and the result was worth the effort. Almost cried when I tore the corner though – had to think of a way to disguise the tear thank goodness for the right bling.


  3. Lovely card, Johanna, thanks for posting LostInPaper’s link to the technique. It’s a twist on the triple time stamping but I’m intrigued by it and hope to give it a try. Thank goodness for embellishments for those oops. My sympathy to Derek and his club on their recent loss.

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    1. Thanks a lot Gayle. You will enjoy doing this card when you try. It isn’t hard but care is required when adding the popped up frame. Mine got torn because the corner stuck slightly in the wrong place and in trying to put it right I ripped it. I almost cried until I figured out the tiny embellishments. Forgot I had these and anything else just didn’t work. I could have made another one, but really didn’t want to so a work around was necessary.


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