Botanical Sympathy Card with Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts and Graphic 45 Botanicabella
Hello, Friends! I’m so happy to be sharing another project with you as a guest designer. While I don’t have a tutorial, I do have some great tips for working with chipboard titles and laser cut doilies.
This 5″ x 7″ sympathy card is made with Graphic 45’s Botanicabella Deluxe Collector’s Edition. I kept fussing with all the layers, but the card just wasn’t coming together for me. I liked all the elements, but the composition just wasn’t working. Then I remembered that I had a package of Words & Phrases I in my chippie stash.
Adding this elegant chipboard title was the key to making this composition work. I painted the chipboard with Black Soot Distress ink, and sprinkled it with Stampendous Aged Black Embossing Enamel while the paint was still wet. In no time flat the chipboard was transformed into a thing of beauty.
I think it looks like metal, and I love the dimension that embossing with enamel lends to chipboard. I backed the title with paper from the collection, then trimmed away the excess. Magic! I also cut a gorgeous GSL laser cut doily in half and tucked it behind my fussy cut bird. This helped the image stand out from the background. These are not currently in the shop, but Gina assures me that more are on the way, so keep your eyes open for them!
- Words & Phrases I
- Doilies (coming soon!)
- Graphic 45 Botanicabella Deluxe Collector’s Edition
- 3/8″ white satin ribbon
- Gold Metallic String
- Antique Gold Netting
- Arianna Natural Crochet Lace
- White Botanica Blooms
- White Botanica Minis
- Tea Dye Distress Ink
- Stampendous Aged Black Embossing Enamel
- Black Soot Distress Paint