Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Holly's Kraft Sympathy Card

Hi again!  It's Holly posting today, and I'm sharing this Kraft Sympathy card with you.  I wanted to create a soft, gentle, soothing card that will be welcomed by someone who needs comforting.  It's never easy to make sympathy cards, so I wanted to use soft colors instead of somber black and white colors.

I've used these Classy Cards 'n Such products:
With Sympathy (JustRite)
Labels 21 (Spellbinders)
I started by stamping the sentiment with kraft ink onto vanilla cardstock.  I cut this out with a Classic Oval Large die and then sponged some soft blue ink around the edges.  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.

Thanks, Holly!   Sympathy cards are something we seem to need often lately, so I'll be posting some of mine later on.

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