This is my first play with the gorgeous Country Floral Dynamic Embossing Folder. I embossed some Basic Black Cardstock (CS), and sponged it with our Whisper White Craft Ink. I tried four different ways of doing this, and found the best way was to sponge over all the raised areas gently with a Dauber. When I went over the raised areas very firmly, I found this made the embossing less visible. I used a Rectangle Stitched Die to cut the window in the top layer of Whisper White CS. Using Tear & Tape I adhered the embossed cardstock behind the window. Next I used Dimensionals to attached this piece to a layer of Basic Black CS.
I toyed with the idea of wrapping some ribbon around this before adhering to my card base, but I couldn’t find any ribbon I thought went well with my design. Using Tombow I adhered this layer to my card. I wanted this to be a sympathy card, and checked through my file for a suitable sentiment. I found WITH LOVE & SYMPATHY in the Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp Set, and WITH DEEPEST SYMPATHY in the Golden Afternoon Stamp Set.
After I heat embossed both sentiments using White Embossing Powder on Basic Black Cardstock, I needed to cut them out. The first sentiment fitted the Classic Label Punch. I found a label die that fitted the second sentiment in the Needlepoint Elements Dies. After I had die cut this sentiment I didn’t like the fancy bits on either end for a sympathy card, and cut them off. Then I tried each sentiment in place and chose the first one. I needed an embellishment for the front of my card. I decided to fussy cut a flower from one of the first sheets I had embossed. To finish off my card, I added some Pearls in the middle of some flowers.
To decorate the inside of my card, I adhered a layer of Basic Black CS, then a layer of Whisper White CS. I fussy cut another flower and adhered it in the bottom right-hand corner. I’m sorry some of my cards look blue, but my photographic skills are more or less non-existent! I hope this doesn’t spoil your enjoyment of today’s card. That’s it from me today. I look forward to being back with you tomorrow. In the meantime, happy crafting.
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