Passionate Purple: Debbie’s View
Finished card size: 5 x 6.5"
Let Peace Saying (Hero Arts)
Pastoral Flower (Penny Black)
Light purple from my stash
Medium purple (Paper Temptress)
Dark Purple (Paper Temptress)
Versa Mark Dazzle (Tsukineko)
African Violet Oh Domino Chalky die Ink A country Welcome
Moon Glow Venus Violet/Blue Embossing Powder (Lindy's Stamp Gang)
Vaudeville Frame (Memory Box)
Debutante Frame (Memory Box)
Butterflies (Dollarama store)
Christmas Vine embossing folder (Crafts Concepts)
Clear adhesive (Art Glitter)
Gems stones (The Paper Studio)
Floral embellishments (Recollections)
Grand Calibur (Spellbinders)
- I started making the card by using the embossing buddy on the light purple card stock. The embossing buddy keeps stray embossing powder from sticking to the paper.
- The paper is now ready to stamp with the VersaMark ink. This ink is a clear ink that makes the paper just a shade darker. The ink also works great as a clear embossing ink for embossing powders to stick to.
- The next step is to pour embossing powder over the entire image and heat set with your heat gun.
- After this was done I used the Debutante Frame from Memory Box to cut out the shape I wanted.
- Then I cut out the Debutante Frame, which was made to fit around the Vaudeville Frame.
- I used the Art Glitter clear adhesive to glue this frame onto the light purple paper.
- Stamp the saying into the open space by the flowers.
- This piece is layered onto the medium colored paper which was embossed using the Christmas Vine. I do not know why they call it that, the pattern does not look like Christmas to me! Then I layered this onto the dark purple paper.
- All that is left is to add the embellishments. For this card, I choose dark purple flowers, purple pearls and some butterflies that I picked up at the dollar store.
Sympathy cards are, for me, one of the hardest cards to make, even harder than guy cards. When a sympathy card is needed, it comes at a time when I do not always have time to make it, so I try to keep a few on hand for the unexpected time.