Friday, January 30, 2015
Stampin' Up Thoughts and Prayers Sympathy card
Hi blogging friends
The summer school holidays are now over and my DD went back to school today (*sniff*) so the house seems very empty without her. I thought school started yesterday as my Diary and Calendar both said that Term 1 started then - so we turned up to find that only the staff were there and it was a Curriculum Day. OOPS!!! But I didn't feel so bad as on the way back to the car, we passed another family on their way in - and apparently, the office had a steady stream of people arriving thinking that it was a school day too. My DD was understandably a little dark on me having got up early for nothing but it was nice to have an "extra" day together :-) I guess it was better than turning up a day late; nevertheless, I do feel a little dumb.....LOL!
Today I am sharing a Sympathy card. Not an easy card to make of course and I tried to go for something very simple and understated which is what I prefer for my Sympathy cards - plus it needed to be very flat as I was posting it to the USA:
The dry embossing is an old folder by Cuttlebug - Grace's Frame - which is still widely available online. I think this embossing folder is very elegant and suitable for many different occasions.
The tree and sentiment are by Stampin' Up from their Thoughts and Prayers set and were stamped with Memento Gray Flannel dye ink which gave a lovely softness to the images as opposed to using black ink which can sometimes look a bit harsh.
I layered the main panel onto some dusky pink designer paper by Creativ which I bought from KMart (Australia). The paper has no particular name - just an Item No. - and comes in a set of 24 sheets - 6" x 6" and from memory, I think it cost about $2.50. It's a really nice set as there are some gorgeous burgundy, brown and dusky pink sheets - all very vintagey in style. I trimmed the paper to 1/16" using my Perfect Layers Tools.
I punched a heart using a Carl CP-8 Heart punch from the same dusky pink paper and glued that next to the sentiment using Tombow Mono Multi glue.
Lastly, I adhered the main panel to a white card base using doublesided tape.
Thanks for visiting my blog today.
Stamps: Stampin' Up Thoughts and Prayers
Ink: Memento Gray Flannel dye ink
Designer Paper: Creativ 6" x 6" Mini Paper Stack, item no. 720/171691 (KMart Aust)
Accessories: Big Shot, Cuttlebug Grace's Frame embossing folder, Perfect Layers Tools, Tombow Mono Multi glue, doublesided tape, white cardstock
Punches: Carl CP-8 Heart twin punch (I used the largest heart)