Tuesday, 27 May 2008

Sympathy Card

It’s never a nice thing to have to create a sympathy card, made harder when its for a dear friends family, but unfortunately life throws these things at us sometimes and we just have to bit the bullet and get on with it.

I wanted to create something that was masculine (as Merv had been a man’s man) but yet pretty and comforting for Joan.

  • The final card size is A4 (14.8cm by 21 cm) folded in half.

  • Working from the base of the card, I cut some paper from the Dovecraft Masculine pack (14.5cm by 20.7cm), which I adhered to the base card with DST.

  • I measured and cut (11.1 cm by 15.4cm) some coordinating paper from the same pack, mounted it onto some cream cardstock leaving approximately a 1 millimetre border around the edge.

  • I stamped my image (Amy Smyth Made It – The Garden Variety – Inkadinkado) using Brilliance dewdrop ink pads, in crimson red, graphite black and pearlecent ivy green, coloured the image in using Prismacolor Pencils and Gamasol, and highlighted the flower heads with Judi Kins Diamond Glaze. The image was cut out, mounted on coordinating paper and mounted again on cream cardstock.

  • Once I mounted the image onto the second piece of co-ordinating paper, I tied a piece of cream organza ribbon around this whole section, which I then mounted onto the base card.

  • Finally, I stamped the sentiment (Stampendous! – Encouraging words) using Brilliance dewdrops Coffee Bean, and mounted it on some foam pads to give it some dimension.

* inside the card I have created a insert using cream parchment paper, and created a verse using the stamps from Stampendous! – Encouraging words.


Inks- Brilliance Dew Drops – Coffee Bean, Pearlecent Ivy Green, Crimson Red & graphite black
Stamps – Amy Smyth Made it – Garden Variety –Inkadinkado, Stampendous! – Encouraging words.
Papers- Dovecraft – Masculine
Cardstock- Kanban cream
Everything else – Organza ribbon, Diamond Glaze- Judi Kins, Prismacolor Pencils, Gamasol

1 comment:

Petal said...

Beautiful Neice and Card! ;)