I think sympathy cards are so hard to make. I try to distract myself from thinking about things too much by trying new techniques. For this card I tried two techniques.
First, I scribbled little squares with markers all over the Silhouette Vase stamp, then misted it with water that had perfect pearls in it and stamped it on white cardstock. I tried it again with brighter colors too — you can see the sparkle on it better — it’s super hard to capture in a photo, but it’s really pretty in person.
Then for the second technique, I wanted to try and make the card look like an old ceiling tile — you know, the kind that are in old hotels? Oh, I just love them.
To do that, I dry embossed a cream notecard with a new Tim Holtz embossing folder (see supplies at the end of the post), then sanded it and rubbed the edges with distress ink. I think this would look neat with gold metallic ink rubbed in too — but I didn’t think of it until the card was finished.
Then I misted the whole card with the water and perfect pearl mixture. Can’t have too much sparkle, right? Especially when it’s subtle, like this.
Supplies: Hero Arts Silhouette Vase and cream notecard. Tim Holtz collage embossing folder by Ellison. Tim Holtz pumice stone distress ink, perfect pearls by Ranger. Cuttlebug machine used to do the embossing. Momento markers — you can use any water based marker for this technique, or if you try it with Copics, mist with blending solution instead of water.
Just had an email that another friend had a family member pass away. Sad.
Back tomorrow with a happier post, maybe about the sweet prairie rose that is starting to bloom in our garden.
Wishing you sparkles and sunshine,