Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Sympathy Card

Hello, Crafters.

I had another very successful day in my studio yesterday! For the first time in ages, I made three videos in one day!

I think I have always used the image of a tree or a solitary flower when I've created sympathy cards, so this card is really something quite different for me.

The reason I decided to make the change is that I love this quote from the Bible. It's one of the stamps that's in the Rose Wonder Stamp Set.

To make this card I started with a base of Whisper White Cardstock, then a layer of Crumb Cake and a top layer of Whisper White.

I used the Hardwood Stamp for the background of the top layer. The ink I used was Crumb Cake but I stamped off once because I wanted the wood grain to be extremely pale - it came out beautifully!

I stamped the With Sympathy image directly onto the wood grain background with Crumb Cake Ink. I also stamped the Bible quote using Crumb Cake Ink on Whisper White Cardstock.

Using the Ovals Collections Framelits, I die cut the quote using no. 4 die and also a Crumb Cake oval using the no. 5 die. I used the retired Paper Piercing Pack that had the ovals on and pierced both pieces of oval cardstock. On the one with the Bible quote on it, I missed the holes that would have meant that I was stamping right through the writing.

I cut a piece of our 1.25" Burlap Ribbon 
3 7/8" long. I'm not sure if it's obvious from the photographs or not, but I frayed both ends of the ribbon. I pulled out about six strands each end but it was enough to give the effect I was after.

It took me absolutely ages to tie up the ends of the cotton thread on each of the four corners of the Burlap. I wanted to make sure the Burlap didn't start disintegrating.

I made extra sure the threads weren't going to come undone by putting Tombow on the back of the thread when I was applying it to the Burlap.

I adhered the Bible quote to the card front using Dimensionals. For the final touch I used the clear Wink of Stella Glitter Pen on the little heart above the quote. The heart was from the Bloomin' Love Stamp Set.

When hubby arrived home this evening, he had a present for me ..................a Black & Decker Cordless Screwdriver!! No more blistered hands! Just in time, too............my other two units are due to arrive on Wednesday! YAY!

Well I think that's about it for today! Until tomorrow, happy crafting.



  1. This is a lovely card and I must tell you = you are very talented. I love your creativity and thank you so much for sharing with us all!

  2. Many thanks for your very kind words, Linda. It's truly my pleasure to share with you all. ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.