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Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Dandelions and Frames...

Good Afternoon Everyone

I've got half an hour to spare so thought I'd write a post showing the details of how I made the Condolence card below...
The photo of the card has been on my Sentimentally Yours Facebook Page a few days and I've had a few people send me inbox messages asking how it was done so, here we are :)




I've used three stamps from my new Collection 2 Sentimentally Yours Stamps, that you can get on my website here:- 

This is what I used:

  • A6 Dandelion Whispers Stamp
  • A6 Regency Deco Frame Stamp
  • A5 Words of Comfort Verse Stamps
  • 1" and Small Butterfly Punch
  • Walnut Stain Distress Ink
  • Adhesive Pearls
  • Ivory with Brown Spots Organza Ribbon
  • Martha Stewart Border Punch
  • Glamour Dust
  • Gold Stickles
  • Feather and Flowers from my stash :)


This is what I did:

  • Scored an A4 sheet of Ivory Card to an A5 card blank.
  • Matted and layered with brown cardstock and Ivory cardstock, to leave a small border on each layer.
  • Stamped the dandelion stamp with Walnut Stain distress ink, using 2nd generation stamping (ie, stamped once onto scrap paper then onto my cardstock)
  • Distressed the edges of the dandelion cardstock with walnut stain distress ink, softly.
  • Stamped the frame onto ivory cardstcok with walnut stain distress ink and cut out. (I have purposely designed the frame stamps to be easy to cut out)
  • Stamped the condolence verse onto the frame, again with walnut stain.
  • Glittered the edge of the frame with a quickie glue pen and glamour dust.
  • Attached the dandelion cardstock to the brown layer.
  • Punched both edges of a brown border with the Martha Stewart border punch and attach to the layered piece of brown and dandelion card.
  • Stuck ribbon around the back of the layered cardstock with DS tape and attached the layers to the base card.
  • Mounted the frame onto foam pads and attached to the right hand side of the card.
  • Tied a triple bow and attached to the left side of the frame stamp.
  • Decorated with flowers, pearls, the feather and finished off with a couple of punched butterflies (with gold tipped wings)

Hope you like it... I know Sympathy and Condolence cards are often difficult to make. I prefer to do them in Ivory and Brown tones as it feels a little 'warmer'.

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