Good Evening to my visitors, thank you for calling by.
I want to build up a 'stash' of sympathy cards to have something on hand for those moments that often occur so unannounced, so when I saw this CAS card by Jessica at iEmbellish I was inspired!! Thank you Jessica.
A short time later I saw the challenge over at Our Daily Bread Designs and combined the two for this card.
I loved the simple white on Jessica's card so decided to use white on this card, but chose to add blue as well. I started with the background paper (just ordinary copier paper) being put through the cuttlebug hounds tooth embossing folder.
The center panels were cut with spellbinders oval Nestibilities, and I also embossed them both and sponged them with Brilliance Mediterranean blue ink before removing the dies.
The sentiment was simply stamped (and not embossed) in the same ink - the stamp is by Our Daily Bread Designs "Praying for You" sympathy set.
The blue ribbon in the center is actually adhesive backed and is very easy to work with, but I have noticed that it is showing the pattern of embossing underneath it.
I added flat backed pearls either side of the sentiment panel and under the sentiment itself for finishing detail.
I am very happy with this card, and may well make some more, possibly using different colourways but the same basic concept.
I am linking this to
Our Daily Bread Designs (ODBDSLC#20) - Sketch challenge
Practical Scrappers Challenge - embossing
Thank you for calling by, and your comments 'make my day'.
May your day be blessed.