June 11, 2019

DANDELION SYMPATHY

I loathe the need for sympathy cards, but, unfortunately, it's a part of the life cycle. 

Since the death of a loved one is a sad and solemn occasion, an expression of sympathy should mirror that feeling.


Don't the white embossed dandelion seeds pop?

 

The inside of the card:


Follow along for a tutorial on how to recreate this card.

SUPPLIES:
Whisper White cardstock
Night of Navy cardstock
Brushed Metallic Gold cardstock

Dandelion Wishes (page 77 Annual Catalog)
Simply Sketched 
Wishing You Well

VersaMark ink
Night of Navy ink

Embossing Buddy
White Embossing Powder
Heat Tool
Stampin' Dimensionals

DIRECTIONS:
Fold a 4 1/4" x 11" piece of Whisper White cardstock in half, creasing it well with a bone folder.

Rub the Embossing Buddy very well over a 2" x 5 1/4" strip of Night of Navy cardstock. (Remember the Embossing Buddy IS your buddy -- did you ever see white embossing powder on dark cardstock where you don't want it?? It's NOT a pretty sight!) About 1/2" from the left edge, stamp the dandelion in VersaMark ink.

At the Heat Station, cover the stamped image with White Embossing Powder. With a fine brush, whisk away any stray pieces of embossing powder. This is so important because any excess grains of the powder will look horrid against the navy cardstock. Once you are happy with the embossing powder, use the Heat Tool to emboss the image, making sure the entire image is shiny and set.

Adhere this embossed piece to a 2 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of brushed metallic gold cardstock.

Using Stampin' Dimensionals, affix this strip to the card base about 1/2" from the top.

In Night of Navy ink, stamp the sentiment in the lower right corner.

Inside the card, in Night of Navy ink, stamp a second sentiment, as well as the image of the stray dandelion seeds.


Solemn
Smiles.

8 comments:

  1. I have been making quite a few sympathy cards lately and I told my husband I needed to buy some white embossing powder. This is a beautiful card and I love the little blue dandelions on the inside too. What a great touch. Pinned.

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    1. Thank you so much! You are always so kind in your comments, and I appreciate you and them so much! Thanks!

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  2. Lovely card and a great tutorial. Thank you for sharing at Party In Your PJs!

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  3. Such a beautiful card, just right for sending sympathy.

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  4. Lovely! Besides the wonderful dandelion motif, I like that the message is simple and straightforward.

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