Sunday, December 19, 2010

Sympathy Sentiment


Even in the middle of such a joyous season, we often encounter sad events, too.  I found myself with the somber need for three sympathy cards all at the same time – one for a friend, one for a coworker, and one for Faith H (Markie’s Mom).  Faith makes beautiful cards, and I read her blog every day.  Inspiration was hard to come by, so I surfed Splitcoast and found a beautiful card by Deb Felts (click here).   Here’s my version.




Note: finished card size is 4 1/4” x 5 1/2”

Soft Suede (SU!)

a) 4 1/4” x 11”, score at 5 1/2”
b) 3 3/4” x 5”

Green Tea DSP (SU!)

4” x 5 1/4”

Whisper White (SU!)

4” x 5 1/4”


Soft Suede (SU!)


Thinking of You (JustRite Stampers); Embrace Life (SU!) 


Soft Suede and Baja Breeze Markers (SU!); Stamp-a-ma-Jig; Deckled Oval and Plain Oval Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Cuttlebug (Provo Craft); Scor-Pal; Adhesive Transfer Gun 714 (Scotch); Foam tape; Rotary trimmer with straight blade (Fiskars); Scissors; Xacto Knife 



Using the markers, color the words of the sentiment in brown, and the flower in blue.  Stamp the sentiment on the white cardstock.

Align the plain oval die over the sentiment, and cut it out using the die cut machine.


Use the stamp positioner to create the combined image of the leaves and flower.

First, color the flower using the blue marker, and part of the stem using brown, and stamp it on the white cardstock. StampPosition1
Then, stamp the leaves in brown on the clear positioner sheet. StampPosition2
Using the clear sheet, align the leaves over the flower, so it looks like the flower is growing from the main stem.  Put the stamp positioner in place. StampPosition3
Now, remove the clear sheet, and stamp the leaves in brown holding the positioner in exactly the spot. StampPosition4
Now you have your complete image – ready to cut out.

Trim is closely, and use the knife to cut the enclosed inner areas.


Run the smaller brown panel through the die cutter with the deckled oval die, to create the window panel.

Mount the patterned on the front panel of the base brown card. Then mount the designer paper using foam tape.  The window panel is mounted with foam tape.  Then add the sentiment oval in the center of the window using foam tape.

Glue the flower image across the bottom of the card using a clear-drying glue.

Thanks for stopping by.


1 comment:

Helen said...

I really like your choice of colors for this card. Beautiful sentiment! You really inspire me! Thanks!

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