Saturday, June 2, 2012

Kraft Sympathy card

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)
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!


Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautifully done- love the soft colors and the seam binding- love the gorgeous bow!!!

Shirley said...

Wow, Shelly, soft and elegant! Just beautiful. Love what you did with the bow too!

Shirley said...

Duh Me!!, Holly, I typed Shelly instead of your name because she commented and I know her. LOLOL Power of suggestion!! Your card is just so lovely and thank you for sharing!!