Sunday, January 7, 2018

With deepest sympathy

While I enjoy making cards, I can't say that I really enjoy the act of making sympathy cards when a good friend has lost a loved one.
I received some fun new crafting supplies for Christmas, including the perfect Raisin Boat stamp set for making cards of all occasions! That helped make the process a little more enjoyable, at least.
Our current mood board is all about trying something new, so I gave that a whirl as well with these sympathy cards. I actually made nine, but I'll save the rest to share with you another time.

My fellow design team members have been showcasing distress oxide inks, so I made a purchase for myself and had a blast watching YouTube videos and then trying my own hand at all the techniques.
For this card, I tried a new technique where you emboss wax paper and then iron it onto a piece of cardstock. My attempt didn't work out the best (maybe because I tried using my laminator instead of my iron), but I am in LOVE with this card.

After you iron the embossed wax paper onto your cardstock, you are then able to ink it and it will bring out the design onto your cardstock. If you look very closely at my card, you can see a little bit of the design. Using the distress oxide inks, I blended together a pretty background, spritzed with some water and heat set it.
Then, I used a glitter pen and colored the whole surface.

To finish off my card, I got out the beautiful Victorine Originals Floral & Sayings set. I didn't want my flower to be too stark on my card, so I stamped it in white pigment ink, then I embossed it with an opalescent embossing powder. It looks so pretty! I added the With Sympathy sentiment and embossed it as well.
Have you tried something new lately in your crafting space? Join in our SumMore Fun mood board challenge! You don't have to use a specific stamp, and you have a chance to win awesome prizes! Check out all the rules here.

Have a crafty one folks!
~DT Jamie, Doin' it the Wright Way


  1. I am loving the colors and pearly look your card has. That Floral and Sayings stamp set is a must have!

  2. They turned out beautiful Jamie! I LOVE this stamp set. it's just so Elegant!