Monday, November 22, 2010

CAS Sympathy Card

I recently needed two sympathy cards and thought this leaf print paper would be nice... card base is a wine/cranberry color that matches the color in the dp (designer paper).
I decided to do a simple (CAS=clean and simple) card with just a couple of words stamped on the inside (with sincere sympathy)... I used a bordeaux colored ink pad to stamp it on a piece of medium green pearlized cardstock that I ran through my Big Shot with the Stampin'Up Top Note die (one of my all-time favorites)... cut another Top Note from the dp and then ran it through with the new SU textured embossing folder (almost makes it look like tapestry)... the front of the card base is also embossed with one of my favorite floral embossing designs.

Of course, I had to think of something different to do to the envelope besides just lining it with the dp... I embossed the dp before inserting and gluing in place... then I took the entire envelope and fed the left end of it into the Big Shot (with the same embossing folder I used on the card base front) encasing just about 2" of the envelope... Here's what it looks like...

I'm very pleased with the cards... the red button is from a StampinUp set of huge Christmas colored buttons; the sheer ribbon was some I had on hand.

Til the next time,
Blessings and happy crafting!

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