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Elegant Sympathy Card

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!

When I learned that my sweet neighbor’s dad passed away last week, I wanted to make her a special sympathy card.  A card seems like such a small gesture, but I know from personal experience just how much it means to receive one.  Just to know that others are thinking of you and care about your loss is very comforting.  So I created this elegant sympathy card to let her know that I am here for her if she needs me.

Kathy by Design/Sympathy Card

Kathy by Design/Sympathy Card for Really Reasonable Ribbon

I stitched together lots and lots of layers of paper, then added a stamped focal sentiment.  The elegant sherry satin ribbon with gold edges was exactly the finishing touch this card needed. I topped it with a delicate looped bow made from metallic gold string and a fancy button from my stash.  This picks up on the gold embossing in the card focal.

RRR Sympathy Card May 17 2015 03The papers are from the Noted Paper Collection.  I stamped the sentiment from Fiskars retired stamp set, and then decorated it using stamps from the Artful Collection.  The wooden butterfly was embossed with gold embossing powder then tapped with Aged Mahogany Distress Paint.

RRR Sympathy Card May 17 2015 04The interior of the card uses the same papers along with sentiments from a stamp set called Heartfelt Greetings.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

A Happy (Card-Making) Accident Chapter 2

Strike While the Iron is Hot!

Yesterday, I shared a happy card making accident.  While the Mojo was flowing, I grabbed another of these laser cut cards and began layering on the gesso and inks.  

001 (2) This time, I embossed the card after the gesso had dried, to add even more yummy texture.   And, I dipped bubble wrap into acrylic paint to create the fun blue dots.  More painting, pouncing and spritzing.  A little hand doodling, ink spattering and general playfulness were employed.  And a handmade flower, watercolored and spattered with ink just kind of set the whole thing off.  The corners were rounded and the front was done.  The hardest part of making this sort of card is waiting for the gesso to dry.  Stamp with Tim Holtz Lost and Found stamp on an embossed Spellbinders Die-D-Lites medallion and your’re home free!  A few more pics: (remember, you can click on the photo for a larger image)

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005 (2)  And the inside:

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009 (2)  Those of you who know me well are aware of my love for the original Winnie the Pooh, and this is one of my favorite quotes.   This is hand-lettered. I was going for whimsy here.  Here are a couple of shots with the decorated envelope:

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I also made another fun discovery while playing with this technique.  I’ll share that with you at a later date…it’s drying right now.  I’m also linking this to the Simon Says Stamp “Anything Goes” Challenge.  

016 (2)  Thanks for taking the time to read my little blog.  I love sharing my happy accidents with you, and would love to hear about some of your accidental discoveries as well.  Please leave a comment… it makes me happy right down to the tips of my crafty little fingers when you do!  Until next time,

Cheerio,

kathy

Product used in this post:  Paper Wishes laser cut cards; Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Lost and Found Stamp; Claudine Hellmuth Gesso; Acrylic Paint; Spellbinder’s Die-D’Lites Medallions; My Favorite Things Die-Namics Layered Rose

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