Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Thinking of you

Hi everyone!  I have a sympathy/thinking of you card to share.  These are always so hard to make.  I like to keep mine simple and without a lot of flashy colors.  
I used the Classic Ric Rac diamond insert die to create that open pattern at the bottom.  I made one cut, then alternated where the diamonds were and made my second and then the third.  Below you can see how I did it.  I trimmed it up and before I adhered it to my card base, I put a piece of glitter tape on the card base where the second row would be.  p.s. this was hard to do and it involved lots of work with my ruler.  I think next time I will figure out a way to glue the tape to the top piece and not the bottom!  lol!
The beautiful poppy bloom was die cut and embossed from gold cardstock and then I added some red pearl accents.  Very understated.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!  Here is a close up picture of the die cut details.
Card Deets: 
Spellbinder dies:
S3-206 Asters and Poppies Shapeabilities®, E8-004 Classic Ric Rac Edgeabilities® 
Stamps: JustRite Papercrafts, Large Elegant Sentiments
Paper: Bazzill Paper Basics, Butter Mints and Marshmallow Card Shoppe cardstock; Gold cardstock
Ink: Tsukineko, Versafine Onyx Black
Embellishments - Stamp Simply Ribbon Store: Kaisercraft Red pearls; American Crafts glitter tape in Gold Brown Sugar; May Arts 1/4" mini chevron ribbon
Adhesive - Tombow USA Mono Multi liquid glue; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Foam Squares 

NOTE: You can also find Spellbinders Die Templates and gold cardstock at the The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. 



  1. Simply stated. Love the gold poppy bloom. Beautiful card!

  2. Love the gold flower and the cool die cut border!

  3. What a perfect Sympathy card Michelle. Love the poppy and the die cut border, very pretty and yet not flashy.


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