Tuesday 17 January 2012

Thinking of You

Hi Bloggers,

Sadly a dear friend of mine died on 7th January. I shall miss her a lot. I've made this card to send to her husband - I know it's pink but my friend would have loved it.

I ran a piece of white card through the Grand Calibur with the Creative Expressions Lattice Embossing Folder. I needed to run it through a second time as my card was bigger than the folder. I inked around the edges with Eco Green Crafts Paris Trunk Dye Ink Pad in Pink Taffeta and Cut & Dry Foam.

I popped this on to a white mat. I hadn't got quite the right colour of pink card so I inked around the edges of a slightly larger piece of white card with the Pink Taffeta ink to create my pink mat. I popped all this onto an A5 card blank.

I stamped the greeting (from the Creative Expressions Artsy Floral Stamp Set) using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I inked around the edges of the sentiment with Pink Taffeta.

I cut a frame out of white card using 2 sizes of the Spellbinders Curved Rectangles Dies. When I put it through the machine to emboss I popped the That Special Touch Small Polka Dots Mask underneath. The edges of the frame remained smooth and the inside was embossed with small polka dots. I inked the polka dots with the Pink Taffeta Ink while the frame was still in the dies.

I popped the sentiment onto my card and put the frame over the top mounting on 3D foam.

The flowers were made by stamping the six petal blank flower from the Creative Expressions Button Floral stamp set using Jet Black Archival. I over stamped with a script stamp (also Creative Expressions) using the Pink Taffeta Ink Pad. I did this 3 times for each flower. I cut each flower out making sure I cut off the black stamped outline. I inked around the edge of the top of each flower with Pink Taffeta and then inked all over the reverse of all of them. I assembled the flowers in the usual way - see Sue's Wilson's Step by Step Instructions if you're not sure.

I cut some leaves out using the Spellbinders Foliage Die set and used a punch for some smaller leaves.

I popped the flowers and leaves onto the card as shown.

This card could be made for any occasion (just change the sentiment) and in any colour as I've only used white card (plus a bit of green for the foliage) and an ink pad.

Hope you like the card.

I'm sharing this with Make It Monday #72.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. What a beautiful card...simply elegant! Thank you so much for joining us this week at Make it Monday! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM; the more comments left, the greater your chance of winning!
    Good luck!
    Rene :D

  2. Sorry to hear about your friend. Sympathy cards are always difficult to make, but you have done a super job with this one. Hugs, Claire x

  3. Really gorgeous Julia honey! Thx for joining us at Make It Monday!

    Mary J x


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