Friday, 1 March 2013

Sending Sympathy

Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Baja Breeze.
Ink: Pacific Point, Basic Black, Crumb Cake.
Stamps: Pappillion Potpourri, Petite Pairs, Summer Silhouettes.
Accessories: Crumb Cake Taffeta Ribbon, Elegant Butterfy Punch, Labels Framelits,
Brayer, Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder.
A few months ago, I woman I knew passed away. We weren't close, but we talked often and she was always very sweet. She had been sick for awhile and always told me she wasn't afraid of death. I did not see her in the end, but I wanted her family to know I was thinking of them.

I don't make sympathy cards that often, but the Summer Silhouette stamp set was the first stamp set I thought of that was appropriate for this type of card.

I used a special technique to "smudge" the background. Using the brayer, I inked it up with crumb cake and rolled it over the flat side of the embossing folder. Then, I laid my Very Vanilla cardstock over top of the ink and rolled it through the Big Shot. The fancy background is what appears. It makes the Lacy background POP!

The butterfly was inked up with Pacific Point and stamped onto Baja Breeze cardstock and then punched with the Elegant Butterfly punch.

They may not be my favourite cards to make, but they are good cards to have around.

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