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.
- 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.
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