Wednesday, November 20, 2013

With Sympathy (Reflection Technique)

Hello crafters!  Thanks for peeking into my blog again today for another card share!  Today I am sharing a sympathy card.  We all have to have them from time to time to show how much we care about our loved ones or friends on their loss.  They are a bit harder to make because you want them to reflect your heart - and it needs to be gentle in its message.

I think one of the best stamp sets to use when making a card like this is Stampin' Up Lovely As A Tree - its an oldie but a goodie!  I think this set is also one perfect for the "reflection technique".  I first die cut a piece of white card stock from my go to dies right now - the stitched frame from Femme Frames by Mama Elephant. I then stamped out the set of trees from the stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I stamped the image again on some clear acetate and turned the acetate over and upside down and "transferred" the ink from the acetate onto my card stock.  I, then grabbed a couple of my Distress Inks in Broken China, Tumbled Glass, Peeled Paint, and Iced Spruce, and inked around my trees to bring this scene to life!  

I, then trimmed a piece of vellum card stock, and black heat embossed my With Sympathy sentiment which comes from SSS - Handwritten Sentiments.  I wanted to used vellum because I didn't want to cover up my reflection scene.

And, here is the inside of the card, which I rarely show.  I thought the inside was finished off nicely by stamping just part of that same stamp.  I used the same black ink but stamped off once to give a softer image.

Hope this will inspire you to be able to take some of these ideas when it comes to Sympathy cards.

See you soon!

1 comment:

  1. ok wow! this is just gorgeous!!! and what a beautiful technique too!! i definitely want to try it out!! love the distressing! honestly, everything about this card is stunning.