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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Another Sympathy Card

Fortuantely, I do not have a current need for another sympathy card at the moment.  However, I figured I better get another one put together.  This is one genre of card that I want to ALWAYS have on hand, as there is so little warning sometimes that one might need one.

This one started with a piece of glossy white card stock.  I first cut it with one of the Resplendent Rectangles dies. I then embossed it using BOTH the die, and an Impressabilities stencil from Spellbinders at the same time in my Grand Caliber (sandwich = base plate, impressabilities, die with cutting side UP, silcone mat, embossing plate - I taped the impressabilities and the cutting die in place first with removable tape).  Before removing the stencil and die, I sprayed it with Glimmer Mists and let it dry.  After it dried, there were a few spots that stood out more than the rest.  To bring them more into line with the rest, I took an aqua painter and ran the watery brush over those spots to tone them down.

For the border, I took a narrow strip of leftover glossy white card stock, and embossed it with the same die I used earlier - then cut along the embossing line so it would fit the first die cut piece.  I glued 1/8" black ribbon along each long edge and then glued it in place on the first piece.  This was then matted on a larger piece of aqua glimmer paper that had been scored on the diagonal every 1/2", before being mounted to the front of the card.

A leftover piece of the glimmer paper was cut and embossed with the smallest die in the set. I used an embossing pen to color in the raised areas and covered them with white embossing powder.  After heat embossing them, I stamped the sentiment in embossing ink and heat embossed it - again with the white embossing powder.  This sentiment was attached to the border with foam tape for added dimension.

I made the butterfly in the same way as this one.  After adding the butterfly to the card, I made a "flight trail" using little "innies" from a black Dazzles piece. I finished the card by adding a cut/embossed border (with black ribbon) to the inside of the card.

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