One of March-April's featured classes is Special Occasions. You often need a sympathy, congratulations, wedding, and baby card throughout the year, but don't usually make them. This class fixes that problem while using some great new products from SU!
The first card made is a sympathy card. I like sympathy cards that aren't fussy or overwhelmingly embellished. I also notice that I tend to lean toward monochromatic sympathy cards. This one hits all those points.
For this card, I stamped onto vellum and heat embossed it with pearl embossing powder. I then sponged just the center of the flowers. Turning the vellum over, I stamped and embossed the sentiment in pewter. The flowers don't show up well in photographs, but they are gorgeous in person. This is a nice muted card with a bit of sparkle. As a last touch, I added Blushing Bride candy dots to the four corner to help hide the glue dot adhesive.
- Stamps: Flower Shop; Best of Greetings (retired)
- Inks: Versamark; Blushing Bride
- Cardstock: Blushing Bride; Vellum
- Accessories: Blushing Bride Candy Dots
- Tools: Heat embossing gun; Pewter Embossing Powder; Sponge Daubers
For my congratulations card, I wanted to play with patterns. I love the Painted Blooms DSP and wanted to highlight it. The contrast between the leaves and subtle watercolor of the blue paper make a nice contrast. Add in the patterned ribbon, and I have a very visually striking card.
- Stamps: Lotus Blossom; Simply Wonderful
- Inks: Island Indigo; Lost Lagoon; Wild Wasabi
- Cardstock: Lost Lagoon; Painted Blooms DSP
- Accessories: Gumball Green Ribbon (retired)
- Tools: Scallop Tag Punch