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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Sympathy Card

Well, obviously, my idea worked!  Very quickly I was given the inspiration for this sympathy card.

The focal is made from HOTP paper called "Clouds". I cut and embossed it with a Marianne folder and mounted it on a deeper blue cardstock.  I embossed a 5" x 7" piece of glimmer paper with a dotted embossing folder.  The folder is A2 size, but I embossed one side, took the paper out and carefully aligned it so the other side would emboss and the dots line up with the first embossing before running the other side through my die cut machine.

To finish my card, I adhered the focal to the dotted paper. Then I ran a ribbon across the top, tucking the ends under and gluing them in place.  Then I made a bow and added it before gluing the whole thing to the front of the card.

I had thought to pierce the edges of the darker blue card with my paper piercer, to add more dimension - but I forgot. It might also have been nice to ink the edges of the focal with silver ink, but once again, I didn't think of it in time. 

My sentiment is a Dazzle greeting.  That was all I had done until I started posting this, but as I was writing my post, I decided to add a few silver dots of Liquid Pearls on the focal - just on the embossed flower centers. Before I did that, it looked like this:

Not a big difference, but I kind of like the extra touch of silver.

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