Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Praying for you...




Hi everyone...I decided to share Sympathy cards today...I know for me...whenever I need one-I am in no mood for crafting. So as a result, I like to have these on hand for the horrible occasions when I need one. I like to keep Sympathy cards clean and simple...I tend to make Religious and Non Religious...depending on the recipient...today I made 2 Religious ones. I LOVE metallic card stock...just a little bit of glitz...I think it adds some glamour to the card without being over the top. Today I used Stardream Metallic Card stock in Opal and Basis White Cover card stock 110lb...both available at Cut Card Stock.com along with their Plus TG Glue tape and Gansai Tambi 36 water colors. I have a picture tutorial below showing all the steps to make these cards...and I also have a recipe at the end that you can check out. Thanks for stopping by...be sure to leave a comment if you have any questions or if you were inspired to craft some Sympathy cards today...hugs Lee-Ann Kubinec...Click HERE to check out my post at the Cut Card Stock Blog

-Chose my products

 -Cut my Basis white card stock in half lengthwise (4.25"x 11") to create 2 A2 portrait card bases


-Scored each card base at 5.5"


-Chose some dies from Jaded Blossom


-Cut the dies using my Sizzix Vagabond



-I love to use a lot of layers to add depth and dimension to cards


-I then chose my stamp set and used a Misti tool to stamp with Versamark on the Basis white card stock-after first using my EK Success powder tool to avoid the static that causes the Embossing powder to stick where you don't want it


-I used my Marvy heat gun to melt the embossing powder until it's all melted


-Gorgeous and elegant...I love how pretty heat embossing turns out!


-I then added some gold splatter using the Gold Gansai Tambi water color pan


-Chose my die and cut out more Stardream Metallic Opal card stock to heat emboss my sentiment on...


-Added 3M foam tape to the back of the Scallop Rectangle and to the back of my Cross die and my Sentiment dies for some dimension


-Lastly I added my punched out flowers with foam tape and then added Nuvo Crystal drops to the center of each using pale gold



Recipe:

  1. Cut Card Stock-Basis Cardstock-white 110lb-HERE, Stardream Metallic Opal card stock-HERE, Plus TG Glue runner-HERE, Gansai Tambi 36 water color-#91 gold-HERE
  2. Jaded Blossom-Cross dies, Rejoice stamp set, Scallop Rectangle dies 2, Stitched Rectangle dies 1, Candy Charms and Banners dies
  3. Nuvo Crystal Drops pale gold
  4. Ranger gold embossing powder, Multi Mat Medium 
  5. 3M Foam tape
  6. Stampin Up Itty Bitty Punches(flower)
  7. Versamark ink
  8. EK Success powder tool
  9. EK Success Tweezers
  10. Sizzix Vagabond die cutting machine
  11. Marvy Heat Gun
  12. Misti Stamping Tool









9 comments:

Sherrie K. said...

Wow, what a gorgeous card! I just love the gold embossing! Beautiful design LeeAnn!
Sherrie K

Gerda said...

What a beautiful card!! Love it!! have a great day.
Gerda

Lisa said...

They're so elegant and gorgeous!! I love the gold embossing!! The design is fabulous!! I enjoyed your tutorial, too!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

MagsB said...

These are beautiful, hun, so elegant. Sympathy cards are so hard to make, how wise of you to make some in advance - I must do that myself!

love Mags B x

Scrapper69 said...

Your 1st blog post for them was PERFECT Lee-ANN - Very in depth - Your cards are gorgeous.. so elegant. Love them!

Theresa

Nancy Boyd said...

Wow! Beautiful!!

Tanya~Studio 5380 said...

These cards are absolutely lovely! I love the shimmer and elegant stamp. Simply beautiful!
Your tutorial is also wonderful - great photos and details!

~ Kendra ~ said...

Absolutely beautiful! I'm with you, hate making these type of cards!! Nice to have on hand ahead of time as like you said usually never in the mood to create them when something does happen. Love the gold embossing !!! So elegant!!! Thanks for the sweet comments you leave on my blog!! I appreciate it!!!

Migdalia said...

Awesome 1st post!! Beautiful cards. Amazing job my friend!!
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia
Crafting With Creative M