Friday, April 18, 2014

With Sympathy

Sympathy cards are both easy and hard...just make something as beautiful as you can (easy) and then figure out what to say on the inside (hard).  For this card, I wanted to use the soft purple and yellow combination from Dynamic Duos #98.

I clear embossed Dalia from Our Daily Bread Designs, dropped Gypsy and Honey ink (CTMH) on a clear acrylic block, placed my embossed paper over the block, and swirled it around.  After it dried, I used an iron to lift off the embossing powder then went over the whole image with pearl paint to give it some shimmer. 

If I were to do this over again, I would use pigment ink for my sentiment to make it stand out better.

On this Friday when we commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, it is good to remember Resurrection Sunday which gives hope and tempers our grief.

Until next time,


  1. Beautiful card, Becca! Thanks for sharing this technique--I'll have to try it soon. Happy Easter!
    :) Marie

  2. Beautiful card, Becca. I know you will find something equally beautiful to write on the inside, when the need arises. Happy Easter to you!

  3. This is breathtaking! I love the softness and shimmer. I am sure the person who gets this will be comforted. Thank you for explaining how you did it. I can't wait to give your technique a try.


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