Sunday, May 27, 2012

Sympathy Cards

A few weeks ago, my dear friends' grandma passed away. She was a sweet woman was loved by many. I created a couple of sympathy cards to give to my friends. Here they are:

This card I made my friends - Mike and Leah.  I saw a card similar to this one on  made by Mary Fish - a fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrator.  Her care was more square and used different papers and few a different embellishments but I found it so striking that I had to try my hand at making my own version.  I used Crumb Cake card stock for the base, Whisper White as the main layer.  Other card stock used was Pool Party and Pumpkin Pie. I used the Everyday Enchantment designer series paper set to determine my color combinations.  For the die cut image in the back, I used the Top Note die for the Big Shot and cut the piece twice to create the new shape. The flower was made using the Build - a - Flower punch.  I also used the scallop circle punch and 1 3/8" circle punch for punching out my sentiment on the front.  The sentiment comes from the Petite Pairs stamp set.  To make this card into an easel card which is why its stands up, I cut the card stock to  4 1/4" by 11".  I then scored it using my scoring board at 5 1/2" and 8" to creat the easel.  I then cut another piece of Crumb Cake card stock at 5 1/2" by 4 1/4" to make the front of the card.  To keep it standing up, I created a stopper band with the Lace Ribbon Border Punch and to keep from showing any adhesives on the card, I folded it behind my white layer and glued it down to the back of the white card stock.   The ribbon on the card is 5/8" whisper white satin ribbon.  I also used 2 brads to decorate the card - both from the Everyday Enchantment set.  The ink I used was Soft Suede Classic Ink.  I also used my bone folder to curl the petals on the flower up.

I chose to show it to you at different angles so you can see how it's made.  Below is a straight front view.

This card above was one that I created for a gift set.  I loved it so I made another one for this occasion.  It's also not the easiest card to get made.  It caused me some grief trying to line up the dies in the right places and keeping the card stock from shifting.  I learned that I needed to use some kind of repositionable adhesive.  I ended up using post it's to keep my edgelit dies in place and the card stock when cutting the large flower.  So the main card is made of Pool Party card stock cut at 4 1/4" by 11" and scored at 5 1/2".  The patterned paper is also from the Everyday Enchantment designer series paper pack and it is cut at 4 1/8" by 5 3/8".  I then used the scalloped edgelits die to create the cut edge at the bottom and then used the adorning accents embossing folder that coordinated with it to make the embossed image directly above it.  The large flower is from the Fun Flowers Bigz die.  I cut it off the edge and then popped the whole layer up on dimensionals after stamping my greeting from the Petite Pairs stamp set and tying my Soft Suede polka dot ribbon around it.  I used the back side of the ribbon because I didn't want the polka dots for this card.  To create the center of the flower, I cut a 1 3/8" circle with the Pool Party card stock, a 1 1/4" circle in the Everyday Enchantment DSP and then I used the Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch with an Everyday Enchantment designer brad in the center.  I love how this one turned out :)  Thanks for checking my projects out!

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