Tuesday, February 22, 2011


When I saw the challenge at CCEE, I knew I had to participate. I admit, this is the first time I've scored on a card. I have a board but usually use embossing folders when I want to have that dry embossed look. It is actually my favorite look and is how I started making cards. At that time, before embossing folders and Cuttlebugs, I used a stylus, light table and brass templates...it's such an elegant touch to even the simplest design.

This is a sympathy card and those, to me, should be simple in design so the focus can be centered around the person/circumstance as oppose to the card maker. In my honest opinion!

Only two cardstocks are used: SU's Very Vanilla and Creamy Caramel. Creamy Caramel anything was my favorite go-to neutral. I absolutely hate that SU retired it. I believe it is to their detriment. A flourish image was lightly stamped using Versamark ink to give a subtle image to go with the sentiment, again, trying to keep the emphasis on "Praying for you". Three lines were scored at the top. A narrow piece of ivory organdy ribbon was tied and wrapped around the panel then the sentiment was stamped in Basic Brown with three tiny pearls placed underneath it.

Stamps: Sketchy Flourishes (Inkadinkado), Damask Designs (PTI)
Paper: SU Very Vanilla and Creamy Caramel
Ink: Versamark, Basic Brown (SU)
Other: MS Scoring Board and stylus, Vanilla organdy ribbon, pearls (SU)

Hope you enjoy it.

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