Hello Card Crafters!
I wanted to share a handmade card that is close to the heart as it was a sympathy card for a friend of mine that lost a loved one. I made this card using my Silhouette Cameo. It’s the first time I’ve made a card of this nature so I didn’t have any stamps that coordinated with this card theme. So I thought “why not check out the Silhouette store”, and viola! I found this this card design from Bits of Paper (you can also just search “sympathy” in the Silhouette online shop as well).
Although the original design for this greeting card was beautiful, I was inspired by another bloggers work, Kristina Werner. I really liked how she added dimension to the bottom of the card with an embossing folder and the coordinating strip of card stock. I also really loved her design period, so I have also purchased and downloaded her greeting to use in future cards. Anyways, back on topic, I created a hybrid of these two lovely ladies cards:
You will need the following card making supplies:
- Chosen Sympathy Design (you can purchase and download either of the ladies work Bits of Paper or Kristina Werner)
- Card stock of choice (for the two above i used white, and pastel yellow and blue)
- Paper Trimmer
- Silhouette Cameo
- Embossing folder and Embossing Machine (I love my Cuttlebug)
“Cameo” your chosen design and arrange it according to the colour scheme you went with. Emboss the lower portion (just below the half-mark) of your card). Trim a coordinating colour strip of card stock (I just eyeballed the strip). Glue all of these coordinating paper pieces to your card.
I must admit, I’m more into stamps but the odd time I like to break out my Cameo (perhaps I maybe just need to get better at using all of its functions…?), but I like how this design turned out. And I was happy to give something to my friend that I picked out and card crafted myself.
What’s next for me? Well I’ve been reading up and getting some inspiration on card making ideas from other card crafter blogs. I’ve read some pretty good content on taking photos of finished greeting cards. So I will be practicing my photography skills for my next project and will share with you the knowledge I have come across. I still can’t get over how amazing some peoples card photo’s turn out so I am excited to get started on this.
Also, I’ve ordered some more card making supplies that revolve around babies and new arrivals (because, well, it seems everyone and their dog is expecting these days! Jokes, I am so happy for my expectant friends – I can’t wait to be the crazy bunny auntie that crafts her own cards and drives an oh-so-boxy white Nissan Cube – wait a second maybe I’m related to the Magic School Bus Driver?!). I am really getting off topic here… Anyways, so my next focus once these items arrive will be to paper craft some cute lil’ greeting cards for my expectant friends. I was extremely torn between the Lawn Fawn and Mama Elephant stamp sets, and don’t worry I didn’t buy both (even though I wanted to). You will have to check back to see which set I went with!
P.s. Even though I already chose and ordered just the one stamp set, the other one is still on my mind…