When I had to sit down this morning and put a couple of sympathy cards together quickly, I was really happy that I had some extra background panels from yesterday's "experiments". Honestly, this is the first time that I have made a sympathy card. I try to keep a few on hand from the store because it is something you will need sooner or later. But as the father of one of my best friends passed away, I wanted something that I had made to send to her and another one for her mom. I didn't photograph the latter, but this card was super fast to pull together.
I cut the background panel that I had created yesterday with the Hero Arts Leafy Vines and SU! Garden Green Ink using my largest Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle. Next I stamped my sentiment on a scrap piece of the watercolor card stock because I knew it would match the white in the background panel. I used WOW! Rich Pale Gold Embossing Powder to heat emboss this sentiment from Hero Arts & Simon Says Stamp Exclusive Prayers Stamp and Die Cut Set. I cut the ribbon strip to about the size I wanted it and used a SU! punch that I have to cut the banner ends. You lose about an inch when you use that punch so I cut that end first. Then I laid that strip into the stitched rectangle die, lining up the stitching lines and cut the other end of the banner so it would line up with my card base. I just used a bit of masking tape to hold it in place while I cut it. I mounted the background panel on an ivory top folding card base.
This was super easy to do and made for a nice, classic looking card keeping with my overall style of classic and elegant. Thanks for stopping by today on my super quick post. Enjoy your Sunday!