Monday, March 27, 2017

Silver Pearl Dandelion Sympathy Card

Hi Everybody,

Seems like I have been making more sympathy cards and thinking of you cards than anything else.  I used to dread making sympathy cards but now I look at it as a way to send something pretty to the recipient that hopefully will make them smile and feel a little better.  I do not use drab colors for sympathy cards.  On this card, I struggled with whether to add sequins because I don't want anything flashy but it needed a little something so I added a few clear sequins.

 I apologize if this is a little difficult to see. The silver pearl embossing powder is hard to photograph I'm finding out.

Supplies Used:

  • Gina K Designs White 120# Heavy Base Weight for the base, 80# for layer and Turquoise Sea
  • Stamp Sets Used:  Technique Tuesday, Dandelion and Close To My Heart One Way Borders
  • Ranger Silver Pearl Embossing Powder
  • Versamark Ink
  • Pretty Pink Posh Clear Sequins
I originally thought I would emboss the dandelion in white but I thought that looked too bright, I wanted something softer so I think the silver pearl turned out good.  I went over the border a couple of times with the embossing powder to make it look more even.  

I have made brighter color sympathy cards in the past but only because I knew the recipient loved the colors.  I hope I inspired you to make your sympathy cards with pretty colors, not just neutrals.  

I am entering this card into a challenge over at CAS-UAL FRIDAYS STAMPS.  Have you been to their store to check out all of the cute stamps and dies??  Here's a link to their ONLINE STORE.  The challenge this week is NOT to use dies on your card, only stamps.  Lately I've been using a lot of dies, not only because they are quick, but also because there are so many cute word dies out that I tend to use one on most of my cards now.  I stamped the border, dandelion and sentiments outside and inside with Versamark Ink and Embossed with Ranger Silver Pearl Embossing Powder.  

The name of the challenge is CFC-170  No Dies Allowed.  Pretty simple so check it out and enter for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the fabulous store.  

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!



Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Great texture- makes you want to touch it!

Verna Angerhofer said...

CAS and beautiful! I just love this look!