This week I made my first sympathy card. It was a spur of the moment endeavor with a short deadline, and it was my new Spellbinders Cascade Dots cover die plate that inspired the design. Start to finish, including design time, was about an hour.
I started with an ivory card base and sponged Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress, Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress plus Color Box Silver inks in consecutive layers onto the card base. The second layer of pearlescent paper is from the DCWV Luxury Stack, die cut with Spellbinders Cascade Dots cover die plate and the edges inked with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress ink for added contrast. The second layer was adhered to the inked card base with plain ol' glue stick. Handy stuff, that.
My dear husband helped me out by wrangling the printer to produce the sentiment on ivory cardstock while I was putting together the first layers of the card. This was my first time using a printed sentiment, which I resorted to since I was working with a limited craft stash (and working out of packed moving boxes), so I didn't have my usual selection of sentiment or alphabet stamps. Two quick scissor cuts added the banner notch to make the sentiment flag. Beacon 3-in-1 glue adhered the sentiment flag and the two Petaloo velvet flowers to the front of the card.
About five minutes after I glued down the sentiment flag, I realized that had my brain been fully engaged, I would have used pop-dots to float either the second die-cut paper layer or the sentiment flag on the card. Next time!
Entered in the:
4 Crafty Chicks "sympathy" challenge #247
Crafting By Designs "sentimentally" challenge
Craft Your Passion challenge #262 - anything goes
Crafting From The Heart challenge #60 - anything goes
Party Time Tuesdays challenge #198
Sisters of Craft - May anything goes challenge
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper May challenge
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge - May anything goes
Your Scrapbook Place - May anything goes
Not Just Cards challenge #19 - anything goes - Winner!
Crafty Girlz Challenges, challenge #2 - anything goes
Scrapper's Delights challenge #44 - anything goes
Create and Inspire challenge #22
Creative Fingers challenge #81 - anything goes
Sister Act Card Challenge #107
Word Art Wednesday challenge #184 - anything goes
Scribble and Scrap Challenge #45 - anything goes