I have a couple of sympathy cards to share with you. Lately, sympathy cards are just about all I have made. It's a really sad time for so many people. I hope my cards will provide a little comfort at least. I do not like to use drab colors on sympathy cards. If I know someone's favorite color, I will use that. I made a purple one not long ago since that was her favorite color. I don't use bright, cheery color necessarily but pretty colors.
I made this card using Papertrey Ink card stock and Spellbinders Borderabilities dies. I love these dies because you can use them by themselves or together. Having the magnetic platform and metal shim was very helpful I must say and be sure to use thicker card stock for these dies. I used layering weight and it did not do well. I used a Gina K Designs sentiment on outside and inside. Here's my card....
So here I used 2 different dies in the package. The outside of the package of the Spellbinders Borderabilities says A2 Bracket Borders One. That's the one I have but there are a few others as well. The flower die is a Spellbinders Die D-Lites called Flower Surprise. This is the first time I've used this die and I really liked it for this card. I added a Martha Stewart pearl in the middle. The Papertrey Ink card stock and ink is called Berry Sorbet. I love this coral looking color. It isn't really this dark in person. My editing software darkened it. It's a coral or watermelon looking color.
Here I just used the same borderabilities die twice. I think these dies can give a nice, finished look. You can make a quick card using these and it won't look quick. You know what I mean I'm sure.
I used a mint green card stock from Michaels here along with the Berry Sorbet. You can see the real color here. The patterned paper is also from Papertrey Ink. It is Berry Sorbet in different patterns. I used a die from Darice called Daisy. Do you use double sided adhesive with your dies? If you don't you must! I used Silhouette Brand but Stick It is another good one. You just put it behind your card stock which is on the die and when you take it off, you'll have adhesive on the back of the die like a sticker. Love Love Love!!! I used a Gina K Designs sentiment here, Spellbinders labels 8 behind the flower die to break the colors up and added some pretty Mother of Pearl gems from Want2Scrap.
As of today, I am finished with my list of sympathy cards. I am ready to make happy cards!
I hope I can show you new products you haven't used or a technique, etc. I have some of the watercolor powders from I Brake For Stamps to play with so I can't wait to show you what kind of cool backgrounds you can make with them.
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