Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Thinking of you

Hi everyone!  I have a sympathy/thinking of you card to share.  These are always so hard to make.  I like to keep mine simple and without a lot of flashy colors.  
I used the Classic Ric Rac diamond insert die to create that open pattern at the bottom.  I made one cut, then alternated where the diamonds were and made my second and then the third.  Below you can see how I did it.  I trimmed it up and before I adhered it to my card base, I put a piece of glitter tape on the card base where the second row would be.  p.s. this was hard to do and it involved lots of work with my ruler.  I think next time I will figure out a way to glue the tape to the top piece and not the bottom!  lol!
The beautiful poppy bloom was die cut and embossed from gold cardstock and then I added some red pearl accents.  Very understated.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!  Here is a close up picture of the die cut details.
Card Deets: 
Spellbinder dies:
S3-206 Asters and Poppies Shapeabilities®, E8-004 Classic Ric Rac Edgeabilities® 
Stamps: JustRite Papercrafts, Large Elegant Sentiments
Paper: Bazzill Paper Basics, Butter Mints and Marshmallow Card Shoppe cardstock; Gold cardstock
Ink: Tsukineko, Versafine Onyx Black
Embellishments - Stamp Simply Ribbon Store: Kaisercraft Red pearls; American Crafts glitter tape in Gold Brown Sugar; May Arts 1/4" mini chevron ribbon
Adhesive - Tombow USA Mono Multi liquid glue; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Foam Squares 

NOTE: You can also find Spellbinders Die Templates and gold cardstock at the The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. 


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  1. Simply stated. Love the gold poppy bloom. Beautiful card!

  2. Love the gold flower and the cool die cut border!

  3. What a perfect Sympathy card Michelle. Love the poppy and the die cut border, very pretty and yet not flashy.