Wednesday, April 7, 2010

A Sympathy Card

I thought I'd make a collection of some cards, to have on hand. I have many cards, but I'm not necessarily happy with all of them! Anyway, I thought I"d make a sympathy/thinking of you card. I love the sentiment "thinking of you", it just encompasses so much. I always feel drawn to chalks for these types of cards. I was really pleased with this one,because I used my nestabilities and CB folder! I created the oval nestabilities shape first, kept the plate on and chalked gently around it before removing the plate. I then stamped using perfect medium and chalked the lavender stamp. I stuck a piece of organdy white ribbon along the bottom of the oval, only securing at the back. This allows me to slip another piece of ribbon under the base one to tie a bow. I used the oval scallop nestabilities for the lilac bazzill and then simply put them together and mounted them on the white card. For the strip along the base of the card, I scalloped a piece of lilac bazzill using our new scallop border punch. I then used the CB die which is just a strip (I"m sure all these things have special names, but, I don't know what they are!!); to create a paper ribbon along the bottom. I stuck this onto the scallop piece and placed along the base of the card. The words "thinking of you" were stamped in Dusty concord distress ink, edged and mounted on the paper ribbon.
The whole card is edged with dusty concord. Now to making another friend a card and special gift! Gosh, the fun just never ends!!