Sympathy Cards

With Sympathy | A Blog Named Hero June Challenge

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Hi friends, it’s time for a new challenge over at A Blog Named Hero! For June, the theme is Sympathy.  Sympathy cards are the ones you never want to have to send.

55560540_10156057749341156_8425744529214144512_nI started with the dragonfly which is from the Color Layering Dragonfly stamp set.  I set the stamp up in a Mini Misti and then stamped it onto a piece of Hero Arts Plum cardstock in Intense Black ink.  I left the stamp in place in the Misti so I could emboss over the image after I colored it.  I used Polychromos pencils to color the image (white, ivory, light flesh, light magenta, light ultramarine, and ultramarine for the wings, with chrome oxide green over the body of the dragonfly).  Then I placed the image back in the Misti and used Wow! Embossing Pad and Ranger Super Fine Gold embossing powder to heat emboss over the top of the coloring.  I fussy cut the dragonfly and then I used the same ink and embossing powder to heat emboss the sentiment (from the From The Vault Flowers stamp set) onto a strip of cardstock. I set those pieces aside to work on the background.

I pulled out a Crafter’s Companion Gemini Foilpress machine to create the golden leaf outline on an A2-sized piece of Plum cardstock.  Following the instructions on the machine, I placed the Hero Arts Palm Fancy die (this die is probably discontinued, I’m sorry!) onto the heating surface, cut-side up and started the heating process.  Then I placed a piece of Gold Foilpress Papercraft Foil over the die and the cardstock over that and ran it through my Gemini Junior.  When I peeled away the foil, the beautiful outline of the die remained on the cardstock.

To assemble the card, I backed the dragonfly and sentiment with foam tape and adhered them to the background which I then adhered to an A2-sized card base.

Thank you so much for visiting!  For more inspiration, be sure to visit the other A Blog Named Hero designers!

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