Tuesday, August 16, 2011

With Sympathy

When I made this card I really wanted to have a cross on the front. A template would have been an excellent help but I just hand drew it and cut it out as I was keen to keep going to get the result I had imagined and visualised in my head. I love the metal brad I used with the flower it really anchored the card design. An extra layer of darker ribbon subtly popped the soft lace detail trim at the bottom edge of the card. I made my own Shabby Chic designer paper  which I distressed and have included a detail description so you can also have a go. I inked all the edges in Denim Adirondack Ink with a Stamp It Sponging Block to complete my distressed look.

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Shabby Chic Designer Paper Technique

  • I chose some designer paper and clear embossed (wet) some swirls and curls, always use your anti-static bag over your paper before embossing.
  • Then brushed over some white gesso paint when almost dry, removed paint off embossed area. Then waited for all this to dry.
  • Protect your ironing board with a heat proof sheet like the Tim Holtz one.When paint is finally dry, place a sheet(or a few) of brown paper (not newspaper) over your designer paper and iron off the clear embossing until it vanishes, absorbed into a few layers of the brown paper. Best to use a sheet of baking paper as the top layer before you begin to iron as this will protect your iron base from any potential mess.
  • It leaves this amazing effect as you can see by my close up.

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Challenges this card qualifies for:

Have a great week

Trish Munro


CardArTart said...

Looks fabulous Trish!

Chrissy said...

A sympathy card is very difficult to make,but this is beautiful Trish.

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Katja said...

A beautiful card.

Thanks for joining us at Creative stamp Friends.

Hugs, Katja

Kathy said...

Very pretty and elegant sympathy card. Love the inked edges on the card. Thanks for joining us at the Phindy's Place vintage challenge this week.

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

What a beauty. The embossing and distressing on the cross. This is outstanding. Thank you so much for playing with Speedy's Friends Challenge this week. It is a pleasure to visit and see your work. Hope you can play with us again next week.

Bear Hugs,

Lisa Jane said...

what a gorgeous card - beautiful embossing and papers
Thanks for joining us at Make it Monday this week
Lisa x

Vee said...

What a beautiful card, I love the colours and the layout is really great.Thanks for playing with Charisma this week.
xx Vee

Joey said...

Lovely card, very pretty colours, thanks for joining us at pollycraft.Joey x

June Houck said...

Whoa! Thud. Jaw on the floor. Trish, this is incredibly stunning!!!

Winnie and Patty said...

Trish--this is a beautiful sympathy card! It will bring someone much comfort. Thanks for playing along with us at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week!

Harriet Skelly said...

What a beautiful technique you did with your dp! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Julie said...

Great design and color choices. Thanks for joining us at Sassy Studio Designs

Sue W said...

Love how you put your sypathy card together and your colour choices! Love that metal brad too!

xxxtglxxx said...

A really lovely card, even though they are the hardest to make :)

Thanks so much for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week,



Michele said...

This is such a gorgeous card. I love the colours you've used and the design also. Thanks for joining us this fortnight at Truly Scrumptious. Hugs Michele x

Mandy said...

Fabulous card Trish.....Love the background and the texture...Thanks for sharing with us at Truly Scrumptious and hope to see you next time....
Mandy x

Faye said...

You've nailed this difficult card subject perfectly. :)

Marlies said...

A beautiful card with a lovely technique, great colours!
Thanks for joining us at Truly Scrumptious,
hugs, Marlies

lisbeth said...

Love your card. Thanks for joining us at Truly S this week