Feb 20, 2019

With Sympathy

Hello from the very cold, very snowy Midwest!  Kristina H. here with not one but TWO sympathy cards to share with you today.  I needed a sympathy card recently and realized I didn't have any in my stash.  Here is what I came up with.


The first card I made was the blue card base with the blue sentiment.  I didn't actually intend to make two cards but I just couldn't let the cut out butterfly piece go to waste!

My very first tip is to use the metal shim plate with your die cut machine or whatever they give you for intricate dies.  You definitely need it for the the sentiment die and the butterfly piece.  I tried it without it and lets just say it was a bit of a cluster.

I started by cutting a blue square with the largest square die from the Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Squares.  Next I cut the patterned square with the largest square die from the Elizabeth Craft Designs Dotted Scallop Squares.  I lined up the Amy Designs Sympathy Corner die where I wanted it on the patterned paper and ran it through my die cut machine.  


After that I sponged around all the edges of the paper with a matching blue ink.  Then I cut the die out again but this time with a solid, pale yellow cardstock.


I went ahead and glued the patterned paper onto the solid blue square.  Before I glued the yellow die cut piece in place, I went over the opening of the blue paper with a Wink of Stella glitter gloss marker.  I sponged a little yellow ink onto the edges of the butterfly and also added a bit of Wink of Stella.  It is kind of hard to see them in the picture below but they are so sparkly in person!



Next I moved onto the sentiment.  Another tip, use Stick-It adhesive sheets on the back of your cardstock before cutting out these intricate dies.  I totally forgot I had it until I went to make the second card.  That makes it MUCH easier to adhere.  I kinda made a mess with the first one adding liquid ink to the back of the dies.  Ok, the sentiment.  The die I used is With Sympathy from Impression Obsession.  I love their line of sentiment dies.  They are so lovely!

I found a lighter blue cardstock piece and cut the sentiment twice.  I wanted to have just a bit of dimension with the sentiment.  To the die cut I used on top, I sponged a blue ink starting at the bottom and fading out as I worked up towards the top of the die.  Once I was happy with how it looked, I glued the two die cuts together.


Now that I had all of my pieces ready to go, I got to building my card.  I cut a white card base out to make a 5  1/4" x 5 1/4" square.  I glued the blue/patterned layers on top of the card base.  This does cover the entire front of the card base.  Then I added glue to the back of the butterfly sympathy die cut and put in place.  I then added glue to the back of the sympathy sentiment and glued it down.  For a final extra touch I added three dots of Crystal Stickles.


Now I was left with the patterned paper butterfly die cut piece.  I still had all of my cardstock out so I thought I'd just go ahead and make a second card.  Same but different!

This time I cut the stitched square out of the yellow cardstock.  I did sponge around the edges with a yellow ink.  Then I cut out a piece of the blue cardstock with the dotted scallop sqaure.  I felt it was going to be a little plain so I second generation stamped a background with the matching blue ink.  I sponged blue around all of the edges.  I went ahead and glued it onto the yellow square.

This time I didn't die cut the butterfly out of the blue paper.  I just glued the patterned piece directly onto the blue paper.  I cut the same sentiment out using a cream colored cardstock.  I only cut it one time.  I did remember to use the Stick-It adhesive on the back of the cream cardstock before cutting out the sentiment.  For the finishing touch on this card I added three dots of Buttermilk Nuvo drops.  That's it!


I love how these look similar but different.  The second card went together much quicker than the first card.

Here is a close up picture of them both.


Supplies used:

Zig 2-Way Glue Pen - Fine Tip
Zig 2-Way Glue Pen - Fine Tip
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Buttermilk Nuvo Crystal Drops
Buttermilk Nuvo Crystal Drops
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Amy Designs-Words of Sympathy-Sympathy corner
Amy Designs-Words of Sympathy-Sympathy corner
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Impression Obsession With Sympathy
Impression Obsession With Sympathy
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Elizabeth Crafts Designs Stitched Squares
Elizabeth Crafts Designs Stitched Squares
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Elizabeth Crafts Designs Dotted Scallop Squares
Elizabeth Crafts Designs Dotted Scallop Squares
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Stick It Adhesive sheets
Stick It Adhesive sheets
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Just a quick note.  At the time I made this post the Elizabeth Crafts Designs Dotted Scallop Squares die set was out of stock.  The link should take you to the in stock Elizabeth Crafts Designs square dies.  Hopefully it will be back soon!

Until next time.
~Kristina

5 comments:

  1. Very pretty card. I love this die.

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  2. Beautiful sympathy cards Kristina and some awesome tips! Thanks!!

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  3. I've been on the fence about getting that corner die and thanks to your beautiful cards, it's now on my wish list :-)

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