I loathe making sympathy cards almost as much as I do floral cards. But when the occasion sadly arises, I try. I just can't seem to make flowers look pretty like so many others on this site can. Hopefully this will do. My son's teacher lost her
father and this is for her. There is a layer of vellum over the flower image to soften it. The flowers were stamped on a background of linen and french script.
Another thing I loathe... my Coluzzle. It doesn't make nice even ovals.
Date: Thursday, November 16, 2006 GMT Views: 878
Stamps: Easy Elegance, Warmest Regards, French Script, Linen, Print Pattern
Paper: Bravo Burgundy, Night of Navy, white, vellum
Ink: Bravo Burgundy, Night of Navy, Elegant Eggplant, Mellow Moss, Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip
I think your card looks great. I like how you softened the floral image with vellum. You should look into the Creative Memories cutting system (I am NOT a demo for CM) if you truly are not happy with the coluzzle. It is great. I get even circles/ovals etc. every time, perfect for layering.
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Registered: July 11, 2004 Location: Troy, Michigan Posts: 10383
Thu, Nov 16, 2006 @ 10:48 AM
"Will do" hardly describes this. It's a lovely floral card, sympathy or otherwise. I have the CM oval and circle cutters, and I like them much better than the coluzzle. Here's a link for the CM cutting system: http://www.creativememories.com/MainMenu/Our-products-and-services/Cropping-Tools/Custom-Cutting-System%e2%84%a2 TFS. Linda
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Registered: January 11, 2006 Location: Western Kentucky Posts: 5991
Mon, Dec 18, 2006 @ 1:26 PM
Barb, This card is very pretty. I think you did a great jpb. You said you loathed your coluzzle, because you can't get them to cut nice even ovals.. Neither can I, but I think it is the way we have the blade held when we start. Just have to keep on practicing. I know you can do it.