Tuesday, February 20, 2018

With Sympathy

Hi There  -

Tonight I made two sympathy cards to have in my stash. One will probably be needed soon.  My friend's son has a debilitating terminal disease and he has been declining for the last two months. I'd rather have the cards in my stash, than to have to make one at a moment's notice.

Two challenges  AAA Cards and CAS on Friday have challenges to use die cuts  I prefer to used botanical images and a simple sympathy statement on my bereavement cards. I an a bit partial to the first card, it feels more CAS so I am entering that one to both challenges.

I picked out 1 word die set and two botanical dies.  The botanicals were cut from vellum, and the sentiments from the same cardstock as the card panel, but I made it a bit darker with a copic marker.

The vellum pieces were a bit too light and a bit too light weight. I doused them with versafine and covered them in silver pearl embossing power and heat set them.  That gave them a bit more body, and made them more visible against the panel.  All pieces were glued down using Elmer's craft bond (spray adhesive).

These were very difficult to photograph, this was the best I could do.

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  1. Sorry to hear about your friend's son Cat! You're right to want to have them in your stash, it's not the kind of card that you would want to make when you actually need it! Two very tasteful cards for such an occasion! Good job my friend! Have a lovely day! Love & Hugs. Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

  2. two lovely cards, Cat - embossing with the silver is a great touch

  3. I'm so sorry you're going to need one of these cards soon, Cat. They're both beautiful, serene and understated ... and sure to bring comfort, whenever they are required. Hugs, Anita :)

  4. Great pair of sympathy cards and your choice of dies is perfect. Thanks for playing along with the AAA Cards current challenge.

  5. Lovely cards, it is good to have them on hand. It is a nice idea to layer with the vellum.

  6. Lovely cards and you’ve used beautiful dies!
    Thank you for joining our challenge at Cas on Friday!
    Mariken DT

  7. Your best is good enough for me to see two absolutely gorgeous GRAY masterpieces, Cat! I cannot imagine your friend not feeling your heart enclosed with it...

  8. I was wondering what you used to glue the die cut down...these are beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing about the Elmer's glue and covering the die with Versifine!

  9. Oops--missed this post, but so glad I found it today. I like the same elements for sympathy cards & these are such great examples, Cat! I'm not sure I've ever used botanical die cuts, but you've made me think that is a good option. Wow--the embossing worked perfectly on these delicate cuts--surprises me! So sorry you're going to have to send one of these to a friend--so sad. Sending hugs, sweet friend.

  10. What an elegant set of cards! Love how you've used vellum! Beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards!

  11. Gorgeous and elegant! love it, thanks for joining us at AAA Cards!


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