I have made a crazy amount of cards in the last few weeks! On Wednesday I made two sets because I was afraid that I wouldn't be able to get a set done on Valentine's Day and I was correct. This is one of the sets I put together on Wednesday. It is simple and subdued, which I think is appropriate for a sympathy card.
I used two different types of ribbon when making these, Soft Suede and Calypso Coral. The ribbon was supposed to just be knotted but I measured the length for the Soft Suede ribbon, which is thinner, more pliable and ties into a much tighter knot. Of course when I cut the Calypso Coral ribbon the same size it wouldn't fit around the center panel with a knot in it. I was going to leave it flat but it looked too plain then. I think the extra ribbon tie looks nice. Now I have a question for you...once while stamping my friend and I had a miscommunication about what these are called.
I call the one on the left a knot and she calls the one on the right a knot. While designing swap cards one night I cut her off a piece of ribbon so she could try a "knot" on her card. Obviously the piece I cut for her was way too short for what she was wanting to do. She gave me a crazy "what am I supposed to do with this" look (and I'm sure thought I was ribbon stingy)! Now when we are together we call the knot on the right "a knot with legs" and the knot on the left "just a knot". What do you call them?
Stampin' Up! Supplies:
- Stamps: Love & Sympathy (w: 122795, c: 122797), Delightful Dozen (w:122650, c:122652)
- Paper: Soft Suede, Calypso Coral, Whisper White
- Ink: Calypso Coral, Soft Suede marker, Calypso Coral marker
- Accessories: Framed Tulip Embossing Folder (121809), Calypso Coral Ruffled Ribbon (122976), Soft Suede Taffeta Ribbon (122967), Stampin' Distress Tool (127562)
Use markers to get different colors onto the same stamped image. Color flowers and leaves different colors or use your markers to accent different words within a sentiment stamp.
Stampin' Up! clear mount stamps allow you to see where your image will go. I stamped the sentiment first, then placed the flower close to the sentiment without having to worry they would overlap.
The new Stampin' Distress Tool adds texture to the edges of the cardstock. After I glued the embossed piece to the card base I bent the edges even further to add to more visual interest.
Thanks for letting me share!