Hello my crafty friends! Thank you so much for coming back. Today I want to share with you two sympathy cards I made for a recent order. Unfortunately with the state of the world, I’ve had to make a lot of sympathy cards for people to give. I can only hope that my cards will bring them a small sense of comfort. Let’s jump right in!
The first card is a landscape card that is top folding and is A2 sized. For the paper behind the die cut I used Bazzil ‘Jawbreaker’ cardstock cut to A2 size. I attached this to the card base using my 1/4″ Scor-Tape. Then took a piece of Tonic Silver glitter paper and cut it with the Simon Says Stamp ‘Debra’ die. This die is definitely tricky to use but the finished product is totally worth all of the extra work. You have to punch out all of the open areas by hand, at least you have to with glitter paper. I glued that down with my Ranger Multi Medium Matte liquid adhesive. I then took Bazzil Vellum and Tonic silver mirror cardstock and die cut the sympathy sentiment and shadow from the Simon Says Stamp Sympathy dies. I put Stick It adhesive on the back of the silver cardstock and the vellum. This made it so much easier to apply the vellum piece without glue showing through. On the inside I used the Simon Says Stamp “Moments of Grace” stamp set and stamped the sentiment using my Catherine Pooler ‘Aquatini’ dye ink.
The second card I did has the same sentiment as the card above. Same cardstock and adhesive. This is an A2 size, portrait orientation, side folding card. I cut a piece of Simon Says Stamp black cardstock to the A2 size to cover the front of the card. I then took a piece of A2 sized Strathmore Bristol Smooth and did some ink blending. I used my Distress Oxide Inks in the shades Tumbled Glass, Broken China, and Mermaid Lagoon. Mermaid Lagoon is probably my favorite blue distress oxide ink. I then took a pretty new to me die from Elizabeth Craft Designs and it is their “Organic Triangle Background” die. I really really love how it turned out and now I’m just itching to use it again as well as the other background die I picked from the same brand. To attach this background piece, I used my Ranger Multi Medium Matte to attach it. I like quite a few liquid glues but I will ALWAYS go back to that adhesive, it’s never let me down.
What did you think of today’s cards? I would love to know what you’ve been creating, so be sure to leave it down in the comments! Thank you guys so much for your continued support, especially since I’ve been MIA for the past two months. I got a ‘real life job’ and when I started, Peak season started a week and a half after so instead of the 40 hours I work during a normal week, I was working 60 hours a week. 5 days a week, 12 hours each. I was so exhausted, I didn’t want to try and post and really put up something that was terrible. I’m back to a normal schedule so I’m going to start out trying to post once a week to start and I will alternate blog and YouTube posts (or try to, at least) and once I get the feel for my schedule and what I can do, I will hopefully be able to increase the number of posts per week. I hope you enjoyed today’s post. If you want to see what I create and don’t have a chance to post here, be sure to check out my Instagram which will be linked down below. I will also link my YouTube channel if you want to check out the few videos I have posted so far. Again, thank you guys so much for coming by and reading- don’t forget to subscribe! I hope you are all doing well and staying safe. Until next time, keep creating! XO Emma