Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Sad sympathy

The need for a sympathy card always denotes a sad occasion.

While there were a couple of weddings in our circle of friends this past weekend, it also marked the passing of another friend's father.
{capture the moment} has a great tutorial every Monday morning, and this card was inspired by Make It Monday #166: Debossed Stamped Images.

Using cutting dies and an embossing pad, you can create some wonderful texture on an otherwise flat/one-layer card.
 Here's the back of the debossed panel.

I used matching stamps and dies from Paper Smooches:  Leafy Greens and Good Gab.
Two colours of Distress markers were used to "paint" the stamp, which was then spritzed with water to help the two colours blend, before stamping.
 Then the loopy leaf die was placed over each stamped leaf, and it was run through the die-cut machine with a rubber embossing mat.
After matting the water-colour panel, I decided to flick some watered down distress ink and some Perfect Pearls solution onto it.
Also added some Pretty Pink Posh flat sequins in Bronze.

Sadly, I can't link this up to the Make It Monday blog, as I didn't use any Papertrey Ink supplies.  However, you can try out the technique; the link is open through Monday morning, June 2nd. Have fun!
Happy crafting,


  1. These are such hard cards to make, but you did a great job. I really love the debossing!

  2. Caroline, this is such a beautiful sympathy card. I love how you are always trying out new techniques. :)


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