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Saturday, October 26, 2019

Daisy Delight, Colorful Seasons, Masculine Sympathy Card

Today I needed to make a sympathy card.  My uncle passed away.  I don't need it until next week but I thought I would make it now so I was ready. Most of the sympathy cards I've made have been flowery. I don't make that many masculine cards or masculine sympathy card.  I found this card on Pinterest that I thought was good.  It's got flowers but it's fall colors and the fall leaves.  I may think of a different card before then but for now, this is the one I'm going to use.  I found this card here.  I did make a few little changes.  

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Soft Suede.  And the focal piece is Whisper White and measures 3-3/4" x 5".  I stamped the little dots on it from the Daisy Delight set  using Soft Sued ink that I stamped off once.  After doing that I textured it using the "Pinewood Planks" embossing folder.  I taped that piece on top of the Soft Suede.

I die cut some gold foil leaves, two large and one small.  Then I stamped two large leaves on a piece of Whisper White card stock.  I used Early Espresso ink to do that.  Then I colored them using my Blends Pen. I started off with the light Pumpkin Pie pen in the middle. I kind of drew the shape of the leaf.  Then I took the dark Pumpkin Pie pen and colored around that.  I used the light Cajun Craze to color around/above the Pumpkin Pie and then I went around the edges using the dark Cajun Craze marker.  As I was coloring the leaves in I drew a small leaf on the card stock and added each color as I went.  This was for the smaller leaf that didn't have a vein stamp to go with it.  Next I die cut the leaves.  As I was die cutting them, I also die cut the gold glitter paper circles.  That die is in the "Colorful Seasons" bundle.  I needed three of them.

I set the leaves aside and stamped the flowers.  I used Soft Suede and Early Espresso to cut two stamp two of each color using the "Daisy Delight" set. I stamped them on So Saffron card stock. I should have stamped off on the Soft Suede, it pretty much looks like the Early Espresso. In real life I can see a little difference but it's VERY close.  I punched the daisies out and taped the centers together putting the Early Espresso one on the bottom and the Soft Suede one on the top.  I added a Dimensional behind each one.  

I needed a 1" x 3-3/4" strip of So Saffron but I didn't want to cut a full sheet of card stock up (I didn't have any scrap) but I remembered there was some space left on the piece I had punched the daisies from so I used that.  It's in two pieces but no one will ever know, the flowers and leaves hide the seam.  I ran those pieces through the Big Shot using the "Layered Leaves" embossing folder.  The original card using the knitted looking one, but that one is retired and I like the look of the leaves better, it seemed to fit more with the flowers and the other leaves.  Though the knitted look and the cooler weather are a theme on their own!  

Now it was time to assemble. I added the strips first.  Then I set the daisies in place.  I glued and tucked the leaves in where I thought they looked the best.  I used the "Faceted Gems" for the center of the flowers. I did color them using the Bronze Blends Pen. I glued the gold glitter dots in place and I added three gold sequins that I colored using my dark Pumpkin Pie Blends Pen.

The words are from the "Itty Bitty Greetings" set. I stamped them using Early Espresso ink and I used the "Classic Label" punch to punch them out.  I set them in place using small Dimensionals.  And the card was done.

I like the card, just not the reason I had to make it.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

1 comment:

Hilda Burton said...

Great card, Wanda. Sorry for your loss. With the change of the sentiment, this card would be a perfect fall birthday, Thanksgiving card or autumn thankful card. Enjoy your day!