Friday, June 8, 2012

Holly Brown: Wisped Frames Sympathy card

It's never easy to make sympathy cards, so I wanted to use soft colors instead of somber black and white colors.  I wanted to create a soft, gentle, soothing card that will be welcomed by someone who needs comforting.

I've used several products from Classy Cards 'n Such, one of our TJ newsletter vendors.  If you are a subscriber, check your latest newsletter for a coupon code so you can save 10% off your order.  :-)

I started by stamping the sentiment (JustRite stamps from Classy Cards 'n Such) with kraft ink onto vanilla cardstock, then I cut it out with an oval die and used the Wisped Frames technique (from Technique Junkies).  The scalloped kraft layer was cut out with a Classic Scallop Oval Large die.  I adhered the sentiment to the scalloped kraft layer and set this aside.

I cut a long piece of Chalk White seam binding and pressed it into my kraft inkpad until it was mostly covered with ink.  I needed to soften the color a bit, so I crumpled up the seam binding in my hand and misted it with water.  I set this aside to dry and continued working on my card.

The kraft card base is 5.5" x 4.25" and I cut some designer paper to 5.25" x 4" and adhered that to the card base.  I used a Labels 21 die to cut the soft blue polka dot piece and adhered that to the card.  I tied the dried colored seam binding around the card and fashioned a shabby bow on the right side.  Lastly, I adhered the sentiment with some foam tape to the center of the card.

Thank you for looking at my artwork today.  I hope you have a wonderful day!