Use Metallic Embellishments!

Butterfly sympathy h2o

It’s a new month and a new hostess over at:  Crazy4Challenges

This month we have Rebecca Ednie and her challenge for us this week is to use 3 metallic or metallic colored embellishments on your card.  My landlord, who is in his 90’s, says he needs more sympathy cards then B-day cards these days.  So this one is for a little set of that theme of cards for him.  It’s great for when you need to make a few of the same card because it’s quick and easy.

The Steps:

Step 1:  Using the largest die from Elizabeth Craft Designs:  1120 – Stitched Rectangles

Stitched Rectangles

Cut a rectangle with white card stock.

Step 2:  I then embossed this rectangle with a tree embossing folder from Darice.

Step 3:  I went over the embossing with silver PanPastels.  It doesn’t turn out mirror metallic but does have some sheen that doesn’t show up in a photo.  Then I stamped the embossed layer with the “With Sympathy” sentiment in the lower right corner with a little acrylic stamp from JoAnn’s Fabric and crafts.

Step 4:  The little butterflies are a Silhouette file that I cut from Silver Mirror card stock.

Step 5:  Cut a 6 and an 1/8″ x 5″ rectangle from silver Mirror card stock.

Step 6: Cut a 6 and 3/8″ x 5 and 1/8″ black card stock rectangle’

Step 7:  Make a base card by scoring and 8.5″ x 11″ piece of white card stock at 5.5″.  Fold over and trim to 7″ x 5.5″.

Step 8:  Assemble the card as shown:

Butterfly sympathy h2o

That’s It!

Other Products Used:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:  Clear Double sided Adhesive

Beacon’s Kids Choice Glue

Author: Kathleen Adams

I have been crafting with paper for several yrs. now. I am a single mother of four grown children (2 boys, 2 girls) and a grandmother of 6 (5 girls and 1 boy). I still work as a hairdresser part time at a beautiful retirement community in San Ramon, CA My passions are: gardening, sewing and crafting with paper while watching my favorite TV shows. I have an amazing dog named Shelby who I just can't imagine life without. I hope, with this blog, that I will inspire, teach, prevent costly mistakes in your journey and well, just have a lot of fun creating.

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