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Thursday, 8 August 2013

Sympathy card

I was recently asked to make a sympathy card by my friend J, whose friend's mother had died in her 90s.  The brief was that it needed to have a cross, and yellow roses.

I used centura pearl cardstock for the card, making a 7" x 5" base.  I ran a piece of the silver toned card through my Grand Calibur in my 7 x 5 lattice embossing folder to make a base topper, layering it with some plain black.

Onto this base topper, I added a lattice diecut shape cut from the same card, but backed with a different type of pearlescent card which had a more distinctly cream tone from my stash.

I then cut out a cross using a spellbinders die, which I embellished with pearls and put that onto the top of the trellis arch.

I made two small and 1 large roses and leaves from the pearlescent card, using two different size 6 petal paper punches.  They were coloured with distress inks before being made up and I also included some paper flowers from my stash with some pearls in the centre.  Finally, I added a small narrow black ribbon bow.

The sentiment was a rubber stamped banner stamped with versamark and embossed with fine gold detail powder.

The card was to be given, not posted, which was just as well as the rose made it too big for an envelope - instead I made a plain white box, with a diecut aperture that I filled with acetate.

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful card very elegant.
    From another Romfordonian.

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