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Thank you for your kind words and Congratulations Ed!
I hope you enjoy your card.
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Card #15 – Sympathy Card
I started by assembling all my supplies.
As a rule, I’m not a fan of sympathy cards, but I do think it’s important to let people know that I’m thinking of and praying for them during difficult times.
I wanted the card to be clean, simple, beautiful and also respectful.
I used yellow textured cardstock (4 1/4″ X 11″) for my base, purple textured cardstock (3″ X 3″) for the border circle and white cardstock for the backing.
I first placed the front panel into my polka dot embossing folder. I love the dimension the mini polka dots give. I then used my scallop die to create a scalloped edging. I ran the yellow panel through my die cut machine once more to punch the circle window.
To create the circle border, I placed two circle dies on the purple textured cardstock and ran them through the die cut machine. This gave me a circle with a stitched edging that fit perfectly around the circle window on the front panel of the card.
I glued the border circle around the circle window and attached white cardstock to the back of the front panel.
Once I was finished die cutting the front panel, I went to work on the embellishments. I chose to white emboss scribbled flowers and leaves on vellum and then color them with my Distress markers. I love this technique because I can color OUTSIDE the lines and not mess anything up. I selected different shades of yellows, purples and greens and colored away. I dried them briefly with my heat gun and cut them out along the embossing lines. Because they’re colored on vellum, the flowers and leaves have a soft, gentle look.
I chose a coordinating ink to stamp my sentiment in the middle of the circle window. I then glued down the flowers and leaves in two sections along the circle. I finished the card by placing three pearl embellishments in the center of each flower.
Here is the finished card.
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When someone’s sad, I think it’s really important to be available for hugs, be a good listener and let my fur get a little wet from their tears.
My favorite so far!
Your instructions are always so wonderful!
Beautiful card. We have a friend who just lost her mother and this card says it all.
Love it! I would love to see your paper collection :o)
So pretty I love the design!!