Sadly, I have a Sympathy card to share today. I have needed more of these lately. I never really know how to make one---I don't want it to be "cute"---I'm never really satisfied with my sympathy cards, but I don't think people in mourning are paying as much attention to the card as they are the words you write---or even just that you THOUGHT of them.
I used Jen's Sketch For You to Try from last Saturday, September 6. You can find the sketch here. And I also used the First Fruits set for the embellisment and the sentiment is from Out on a Limb Sentiments ; both from Papertrey Ink.
I stamped the sentiment and embellishment with Dark Chocolate and then with Versamark. Then I heat embossed them with clear embossing powder.
I used patterened paper from the First Fruits collection. It coordinates beautifully with the stamp set. I love the colors of fall and this paper is scrumptious~(can paper BE scrumptious?)
I tied a piece of dark chocolate satin around the piece of Summer Sunrise cardstock and used the slot punch to bring the ribbon through the patterned paper and tied a knot. This sketch was fun---Jen's having a blog candy offer---might I say, a REALLY COOL blog candy offer on that sketch post I sent you to until this Saturday. Check it out and maybe play along on the sketch! (If you win you have to thank me! ;} )
I cut a piece of white cardstock and stamped it and placed it inside the card for my words. I don't do this often, but on dark cardstock, I try to just because it's easier than getting my white pen to actually write like I want it to!
On another note---my classroom at school is almost ready---YEA!!! , well, I should say, it's almost ready for me to get into it and GET it ready!! (I've been teaching room to room off of a rolling cart while we waited for our new modular unit to be ready to occupy.) I'm supposed to have students in there for the first day on Monday---so, I'll be busy for the next few days trying to get my room ready! YIPPEE!
Enjoy your day~
Stuff I used:
Stamps: First Fruits, Out on a Limb Sentiments (PTI)
Paper: Dark Chocolate, Summer Sunrise, Stamper's Select White cardstock, First Fruits PP, (PTI), Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive cardstock (SU!)
Ink: Dark Chocolate, Summer Sunrise (PTI), Pumpkin Pie (SU!) Versamark
Accessories: corner rounder punch, slot punch, dimensionals, (SU!), nestabilities (Spellbinders), embossing powder (Ranger) Heat tool (Marvy)