Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Poppy Sympathy Card

Hello...
I hope your week is going well ...
We have workmen in redoing our main bathroom ... I confess I hate the disruption and the noise - I know it will all be worth it in the end and I have my sweet Aunt coming to stay for a while in July - I'm really looking forward to that so I'll just have to grin and bear it right now...

I had to make a sympathy card for someone who has just lost her Mum


And having recently bought this gorgeous Painted Poppy stamp by Altenew... It was perfect for my card


... Along with some stencilling and gold glitter embossing ... I also added some 'dew' to the poppy petals using glossy accents 


My sentiment was computer generated and I have a little tip for you - You may wonder how I got my sentiment lined up on my die cut
I used a little banner die (by Clearly Besotted) 


 lining up the die with the sentiment can be tricky so after I print or stamp the sentiment (ensuring the size will fit into my die) I draw a pencil line either side of the sentiment at the centre point (don't worry this will rub out afterwards)...


Turn your die cutting side down and place it to centre your words as above and then slide it upwards until your pencil lines are in the centre of your die


use some low tack tape to hold it in place whilst you run it through your cutting machine and it will come out perfectly centred... 

Ok that's me for today...

Thanks so much for your visit - Take care

~ Ros ~


19 comments:

Diane said...

Beautiful card...love the embossing dots and glitter...and what a great tip for the sentiment!! Poppies are another favorite flower of mine, I am sure this will be greatly appreciated! Good luck on the remodel..always so worth it in the end....when we redid our kitchen, it started in April and wasn't done until Sept....it ended up redoing the laundry room and mud room, one thing led to another...ugh!

Sylvia said...

What a lovely card, Ros, such a nice Poppy...cute banner die! Happy Wednesday!

Dr Sonia S V said...

Love your glitter gold embossing and the die cutting tip is fabulous
Cheers
Dr Sonia
Cards Crafts Kids Projects

Chriss Blagrave said...

Pretty card Ros, elegant and comforting. Great tip for the sentiment and die cut alignment .
Hang in there with the renovation. It will be totally worth it!

Lisette Baker said...

Always hard to make a card for sad occasions, yours is just perfect. I love the stencilling and the poppy stamp is gorgeous, particularly because you have coloured it so prettily.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

LOVE...LOVE...LOVE this! What a sweet creation, and thanks for the tips!
Glad to hear that your aunt will be visiting soon, nice!

Jinny Newlin said...

Such a sad occasion, but such a beautiful creation! Really love the textures here, and that bloom steals the show! Great die-cut technique, too! TFS!

Barbara said...

Sorry for the loss... but that's a wonderful sympathy card, love the coloring and the glossy accents on the poppy. Thanks for the advice on die cutting the sentiment!

Davi said...

Wow Ros is that a beautiful card, such a lovely peaceful look it has!! You are so computer smart, great tip. Hope the bathroom is finished soon :)

Kara Lynne said...

Very beautiful sympathy card. I love the embossing paste detail and the dew on the poppy. Thanks for the tip about cutting, that makes a lot of sense!

Charlene said...

So very pretty!!

Mona Pendleton said...

So pretty Ros! The flower is stunning! Love all the dots and shimmery detail!

Greta said...

Thanks for the tip, Ros! Such a wonderful sympathy card--love the stenciled dots & the arched sentiment flag!

Manuela said...

beautiful card, love the glittering dots in the corner

Judith said...

A beautiful card for the grieving acquaintance of yours!

Thank you for the tutorial!
I hope the renovation of your bathroom is going well!

Robyn Oliver said...

I love this poppy card Ros...nice stamp. And thanks for the tute on centering dies and sentiments...great idea

Sue Lelli said...

GORGEOUS! LOVE that stamp and your coloring and the embossing and the glossy accents! THX for the banner tip! You are just so smart my friend!

Linda Breedlove said...

I'm so sorry about the loss of your friend's mom. Ronnie just got a call from our daughter telling us a friend at church just passed away also. Always a sad time when one leaves us.
Your card is beautiful... the stencil you used is new to me... one that I would love to get, I'm sure. Thank you for the inspiration. Your cards are always a feast for the eyes!

Tracy said...

Such a lovely image for a sympathy card. All your added texture brings it to life. Thanks for the great cutting tip!

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