Sunday, March 4, 2012

With Sympathy (dry embossing)

Very challenging colors for me over at CR84FN - gray, kraft and yellow.  Love the inspiration though.  I swear I can smell those lemons.  If you don't know these ladies, check them out - a  great variety of styles.

Notice the quote:  Happiness is a butterfly...  Thus my new embossing folder.  Again.  Twice.  You decide which one you like better.

Same concept for both.  CS base stamped at edges with butterfly stamp.  Gray dots embossed PP panel stitched with yellow onto CS base.   Some punched butterflies (some heat embossed) adhered to front.  More butterflies and some pearls on #1.  Fewer butterflies and a bigger sentiment on #2.

I made #1 first.  By no means is it a fancy card... but for my taste it was too "heavy".  Thus #2.

TIP:  Use a square punch to make the "V" on a sentiment strip.  Less wonky than snipping with scissors.  And I'm too cheap to buy a die to do it for me.

TIP:  No one likes having to make sympathy cards.  But I enjoy using these stamps from Technique Tuesday when I have to.  Very versatile.

Thanks for visiting.
Supplies :
Paper: PP echo park, CS American Crafts, DCWV
Stamps: butterfly Martha Stewart, sentiment PTI and Technique Tuesday
Ink: Versamark, Versamagic chalk, black Versafine
Tools: punch Martha Stewart, embossing folder Craft Concepts, sewing machine, corner rounder and square punch EKS
Other: embossing powder, pearls


Unknown said...

both are perfectly lovely. the color scheme is soothing but hopeful too. love that for a sympathy card. that's a great embossing folder...saw it on ebay but didn't bite just yet ;)

Mona Pendleton said...

Gorgeous cards Maria! Love the beautifully embossed butterflies! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

walchowDesign said...

Both cards are gorgeous and love those spring colours! Love the embossed butterflies - special designs!

Vicky Hayes said...

Both are lovely Maria! I like the embossing on the dotty DP and the way you've incorporated the label in the stitching.

Colleen Dietrich said...

I like both versions, but actually am leaning towards #1. I'm a huge fan of kraft cardstock, and like the definition it lends to the embossed butterfly panel. BTW, didn't know that EF existed! I love it!

kingstonmama said...

Pretty cards. I don't think I prefer one over the other. Both are beautiful. Ann Y.

Deborah Frings said...

I think both versions are just lovely, the butterflies are so sweet. I think I've a marginally favourite in #1! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!

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