My card along with another AIR is displayed on Imagine's blog today, both in honor of Heartfelt sympathy.
Sympathy cards are a gift given to comfort the bereaved, in this instance it is for a family member who now lives overseas. I wanted to create something soft and beautiful to deliver a message of condolences and love. The textured background is created with Amplify! and the shimmer of Brilliance Graphite Black sets of the Radiant Neon Electric Pink.
Time: 45 minutes
Apply Radiant Neon Electric Pink Amplify around card base. Add drops of Amplify! in white and smaller drops of Amplify! in black.
Use a rubber brayer to move the Amplify! around on the card base. Clean brayer with water.
Heat Amplify! with a heat gun until the surface is cured and the texture puffs up. Trim to a finished size of 5 ¼” x 4”. Use the scraps to die cut mini hearts with Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Journaling Card set.
Die cut Spellbinders Labels 54 Decorative Elements outer and inner portions from white cardstock. Apply Brilliance Graphite Black ink with an Ink Blusher.
Die cut the center square from the Amplify! textured card base. (not shown)
Use a Post-It note to mask the center of the inner Decorative element and apply Brilliance Graphite Black ink with an Ink Blusher.
Stamp sentiment in Radiant Neon Electric Pink. I had forgotten to totally clean the stamp before this step . . . so step 8 made the “mistake” a creative choice instead and matched the card base!
Gently ink the sentiment with Brilliance Graphite Black to add a bit more black low-lights to the image.
Use Brilliance Graphite Black to ink the edges of the card front. Adhere the Ampllfy! textured card base. Adhere a section of DeNami Design white ribbon around the Decorative Element outer frame and adhere with dimensional foam adhesive to the card. Adhere the Ampllfy! textured square over the ribbon and add the inner decorative frame. Tie a double bow from DeNami Design white ribbon with Bows-It-All v2 and adhere into position. Add the mini hearts on the ribbon and the inner decorative frame.
Spellbinders--Labels 54 Decorative Elements
Unity Stamp Company--Heartfelt Sympathy
Lawn Fawn—Stitched Journaling Card die
DeNami Design—white ribbon