Monday, February 28, 2011

Sympathy Card

Recently,  I needed to send a sympathy card and this is what I came up with.  I wanted something subdued but with a touch of color.  I used patterned paper from the CTMH Bliss paper pack and Grey Wool cardstock.  I also used Grey Wool and Black inks.  The "ribbon" is actually one of CTMH's color ready Kraft borders that I colored with a sponge and black ink.  The sentiment is from the  Beloved stamp set.  The flower was made using instructions that many people have posted lately.  It's simply 5 scalloped circles punched out with CTMH's new 2" punch.  I exposed the white core of the card stock by using an emery board.  Then I used a baby wipe to moisten the circles.  I crumpled them all up and got them nice and shabby.  Finally, flatten the circles out and place them on top of each other and punch a hole in the center of all.  A velvet brad holds them all together.  To get the right look, you just have to play with the layers after they are all together.  Scrunch, pinch or whatever works for you:-)

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  1. B~
    This is just gorgeous! I love the colors you chose. They really convey the sympathy, but I feel the color you chose for the flower gives a sense of hope. It is really beautiful.

  2. I love this card! Aren't you so glad Ann of Ann's November Rose blogspot shared this flower with us on the BBs?! It's fun to get inspiration from others and come up with a unique version all one's own. I am happy to say I'm now following this blog.

    Beautifully done, Belinda! :-)