Monday, 12 October 2015

With Sympathy

Never an easy occasion to make a card for; I prefer to keep things clean and simple.  The words which come with the stamp set also make a very fitting verse for inside the card.


The base card is an A4 sheet of black card; scored in half and trimmed to 14.8cm x 14.8cm.  I cut a piece of white stamping card 14cm x 14cm and stamped the flower head and stalk (they are separate stamps) randomly over the sheet.  I used a Versamark ink pad and heat embossed using detail white embossing powder.  On a separate piece of the same card, I stamped and embossed the sentiment in the same fashion.  I then blended over both sheets using Victorian Velvet distress ink.  I trimmed the sentiment and matted it onto some black card leaving a narrow border; the background was glued onto the card flat, but the sentiment was added using foam pads.  For the inside of the card, I found an A4 piece of light pink paper which coordinated; folded it in half; trimmed it to fit and stamped the verse on the inside, using black Archival ink.  This card was made in memory of a special lady.

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