Today it’s my turn to pick the code word for the Blog Challenge Design Team ‘Addicted to CAS’. So here it is GOLD.
Sympathy cards aren’t something I look forward to making but they’re one of the really important cards to send.
I wanted this card to have gold edges but with a light, almost dreamy feel. The water wash adds to that feeling as well. Perhaps it evokes feelings of heaven, perhaps its like water at the beach. I suppose I just wanted the card to feel peaceful. Does it feel peaceful to you? I hope so.
Heartfelt Sympathy is a stamp set that is soon to be retiring from the Stampin’ Up! range. It’s a set that (unfortunately) is a must-have in my craft supplies. This set has just the right tone to it to convey the messages in my heart which I sometimes find hard to say in words.
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Tips and hints:
- To achieve the gold foil like effect, I’ve swiped my open Versamark pad around the edges of a piece of Shimmery White cards stock (10.5cm x 14.8cms).
- Using Gold Embossing powder I’ve covered all the Versamakered edges and set with my Heat Tool.
- The watercolour wash was made with Coastal Cabana (a soon to be returning colour to the Stampin’ Up! range – June 1st) and my Aquapainters with lots of water painted onto the Shimmery White cardstock. I’ve heat set with my Heat Tool again (I don’t like waiting… impatient).
- I’ve also stamped the sentiment in Versamark and covered in Gold Embossing powder and heat set as well.
- Adhering the piece of Shimmery White cardstock to the full Thick Shimmery White cardstock (21 x 14.8cms and scored half way at 10.5cms).
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Like to be inspired by more GOLD cards?? Check out the other members of the Addicted to CAS Design team HERE and especially take a look at the amazing Lee Ann Barrett who is our amazing Guest Design Team member this week. Lee Ann’s card is also a beautiful sympathy card.
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