Hello my fellow crafters, I hope you are all doing well and staying safe! It seems that all I’ve been making is sympathy cards as of late, this is the second card spotlight in the last three posts that features a sympathy card. Trust me, I swear I didn’t plan it that way! Coincidentally I used the same die as the last time as well… I hope you like today’s card, it’s simple but has a touch of elegance. At least that’s what I was going for! Keep on reading to see what I want to share with you 😊
I wanted the die to be the focus of this card, so I kept everything fairly simple. After watching an Online Card Classes class video about glitter paste, I was inspired. I took a piece of Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper and cut it down to an A2 sized panel for the front of the card. I then took my Gina K. Designs Glitz Glitter Gel in ‘White’ and, with my Nuvo palette knife, put a medium thick layer of glitter paste all over the piece of Bristol paper. I love how it gave the card a bit of sparkle but not so much that it’s distracting. At first I was going to use my favorite Iridescent paste from her but I thought I would give the White a try. It produced a nice subtle, yet sparkly, effect. I then cut a piece of Tonic’s Mirror Cardstock in ‘Marina Mist’ down to A2 size and then lined up the Elizabeth Craft Designs ‘Organic Triangle Background’ die with it. The die cuts a panel that is slightly smaller than an A2 sized card which leaves a nice border around the die cut piece. Once the glitter panel had dried completely, I used Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive to adhere our blue die cut piece to the glitter piece. I then took 1/2″ Scor Tape and outlined our panel and then added one strip down the middle to help keep it flat because when the glitter gel was dried the paper warped a bit. Then I got to work on the sentiment. I used the “With Sympathy” die cut from CZ Designs for the sentiment. I cut the shadow from heavy weight vellum. The words were cut from a piece of Tonic Mirror Cardstock in ‘Glossy Black’. I had considered using silver mirror cardstock but eventually decided against it. I’m really glad I went with the black. To attach the sentiment to the vellum I used my favorite Ranger Multi Medium Matte adhesive. I then used the same adhesive on the back of the vellum to attach it to our card. To make sure the adhesive wasn’t visible, I only applied it beneath where the letters sat. For the sentiment on the inside of the card I used the Simon Says Stamp ‘Moments of Grace’ stamp set. This sentiment is one of my favorites from the set. I stamped it with a Catherine Pooler dye ink in ‘Suede Shoes’. I thought the blue would correspond nicely with the outside.
Well, that’s the card for the day folks. I really hope you liked it and got some inspiration from it. I always hope that what I share will inspire you to go and be creative. Thank you so much for stopping by today, your continued support of my blog and channel really means the world to me. I will be sure to link my YouTube channel and Instagram down below so you can check them out and give each a follow if you like what you see. Have a great rest of your week and don’t forget to ALWAYS be creative. XO Emma