Tuesday, March 23, 2010

My Favourite Sympathy Set

 It never a great time when you have to send out a sympathy card.  There are occasions when we need to unexpectedly let someone know we are thinking of them and this set makes it very easy for you.  My favourite set for sympathy cards is the Thoughts & Prayers set.  This is the card I made for someone this week.

I have used the markers to randomly colour the leaves in some Chocolate Chip and Close to Cocoa.  I used the Circle Scissors in the current Mini Catalogue to create the layered circles.  The 2 circles are actually both cut from Very Vanilla cardstock. The reason why the smaller circle has a different colour is that I have used the Sponge Daubers with the Pastels to blend the Chocolate Chip and Creamy Caramel Colour on the inner circle
I have also used 3 of the Jumbo Grommets on the bottom of the card.  If you have never used them before, here's a quick tutorial on how to use them.  

Place the paper you want your grommets attached to on top of a foam surface.  Im using the setting mat from the Mat Pack Stampin Up sell. Then place your grommet in where you want it.

Push down until all the prongs at the back have pierced through the paper.

Flip your paper over and use your bone folder, or something similar to squash down the prongs.  And that's it!

This is the jumbo set I used. 



Ink: Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa
Stamp Set: Thoughts & Prayers
Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Paper: Urban Garden, Washington Apple
Other: Hemp Twine, Circle Scissors, Jumbo Grommets, Pastels

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