Friday, February 27, 2015

My Least Favorite Card To Create


Linda Vich Creates: My Least Favorite Card To Create. Painted Petals float on vellum above the coordinating Painted Blooms designer paper on this sympathy card.Though I am always excited to be creating a new card, I dislike having to make a sympathy card because it means that someone is hurting. This time, the father of the Head Customer Service Manager at Walmart passed away.

Because Michelle is such a special person who is always striving to be cheerful and encouraging, even under the most trying of circumstances, I wanted to create a special card to give to her.

I decided to use the Painted Petals stamp set along with the coordinating Designer Series Paper, Painted Blooms.

I cut a standard card base from Rich Razzleberry and a matte from Blackberry Bliss. I cut a piece of Vellum Card Stock and a piece of the DSP to 5 1/4 x 4."

I used my new MISTI (Most Incredible Stamping Tool Invented–more on this tool in the future!) to position my sentiment from the Love & Sympathy stamp set and stamped it using Jet Black Stazon ink. I next stamped the stems of the flowers in Wild Wasabi and the blooms in Rich Razzleberry.

Once the ink was dry, I used some Crystal Effects along the left edge to attach the vellum on top of the DSP. I knew the adhesive wouldn't be seen because I was going to attach a strip of card stock down the left side of the card front. I adhered the DSP to the Blackberry Bliss matte using Fuse Fast adhesive.

The Decorative Dots embossing folder was used to emboss a 1 1/2" strip of Rich Razzleberry card stock. I wrapped a piece of Mossy Meadow ribbon around it and adhered it on the back using Sticky Strip. I then tied a small piece of ribbon around the existing piece and knotted it. I secured the ribbon to the front of the embossed strip using a couple of glue dots.

I placed three Candy Dots down the top right side of the card front and added some Crystal Effects to the underside of the vellum, beneath the Candy Dots, to further secure the vellum to the card front.

I adhered a matte of Naturals White card stock to the inside of the card and to echo the front design, I stamped three tiny flowers.

Linda Vich Creates: My Least Favorite Card To Create. Painted Petals float on vellum above the coordinating Painted Blooms designer paper on this sympathy card.

Linda Vich Creates: My Least Favorite Card To Create. Painted Petals float on vellum above the coordinating Painted Blooms designer paper on this sympathy card.

Linda Vich Creates: My Least Favorite Card To Create. Painted Petals float on vellum above the coordinating Painted Blooms designer paper on this sympathy card.

Drop me a line below to let me know how you like the card! Also, please let me know how you like the scrolling list of products used compared to the large gallery display of products I was using previously. I thought that the scroll takes up a lot less space while still allowing you to view all the products used.


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2 comments:

Michelle Long said...

Beautiful sympathy card; I'm sure it will mean so much to the recipient. I am very sorry for her loss.

I love the scrolling product layout- I would use that style, too, but wordpress won't support it.

Linda Vich said...

Thanks, Michelle! I'm thinking that this new style is the wAy to go as well.