It's never easy to make sympathy cards, so I wanted to use soft colors instead of somber black and white colors. I wanted to create a soft, gentle, soothing card that will be welcomed by someone who needs comforting.
I've used these products from Classy Cards 'n Such:
With Sympathy (JustRite)
Classic Scallop Oval Large (Spellbinders)
Labels 21 (Spellbinders)
I started by stamping the sentiment with kraft ink onto vanilla cardstock, then I cut it out with an oval die and used the Wisped Frames technique (from Technique Junkies). The scalloped kraft layer was cut out with a Classic Scallop Oval Large die which is in stock at Classy Cards 'n Such. I adhered the sentiment to the scalloped kraft layer and set this aside.
I cut a long piece of Chalk White seam binding and pressed it into my kraft inkpad until it was mostly covered with ink. I needed to soften the color a bit, so I crumpled up the seam binding in my hand and misted it with water. I set this aside to dry and continued working on my card.
The kraft card base is 5.5" x 4.25" and I cut some designer paper to 5.25" x 4" and adhered that to the card base. I used a Labels 21 die to cut the soft blue polka dot piece and adhered that to the card. I tied the dried colored seam binding around the card and fashioned a shabby bow on the right side. Lastly, I adhered the sentiment with some foam tape to the center of the card.
Just a little note - you've probably seen me using a lot of Chalk White seam binding on my projects here. I love this stuff! You can order this to whatever length you need - Beverly will not cut this up into one yard pieces like some other places do. She will leave it in one whole uncut piece whether it is 5 yards or 15 yards. I order mine in the longest length I can get because I am going through this stuff like crazy. It's wonderful in its original color and it's so easy to custom-color to coordinate with my projects.
If you would like to order from Classy Cards 'n Such, please feel free to use my coupon code, Holly-10, when you check out. You can save 10% off your entire order by using it. :-) Have a wonderful day!