3-D Embossed Sympathy Card

Recently, my little community has been hard hit with losses. My sympathy card stash had been depleted and I needed a quick card. It is rare that I copy another designer’s card…but I was so struck by Kristina Werner’s design, that I felt it was perfect! You can view her original design here. I did add a few touches to make it my own, but my card is certainly very heavily inspired by her design. This card has also made me realize that I need more 3-D embossing folders in my life!

To create my card, I started by spritzing a panel of Sapphire cardstock lightly with water. I then embossed the panel with the Daisy embossing folder. Once the panel was dry, I added a very light touch of white pigment ink to the raised floral images with a blending brush. A distress embossing dauber was ran around the outside of the panel and heat embossed in gold. My sentiment was stamped in VersaMark and heat embossed in gold as well. I finished off the card by adding a light splattering from a gold shimmer brush.

Design Tip: Avoid stray embossing powder, by testing your cardstock before applying embossing ink. Simply apply embossing powder to the area after using your favorite de-static tool and make sure none of the powder sticks to your project. Then apply your embossing ink and emboss your project! Genius idea, another shout out to Kristina Werner for the tip. No idea why this little tidbit never occurred to me, which is why I am sharing it here with you! If this sounds confusing, Kristina goes over the tip in her video here.

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:

  • Z3544 Sunflower Sympathy Stamp Set-Retired
  • X5957 Sapphire Cardstock
  • Z891 VersaMark Ink Pad
  • Z2066 Gold Embossing Powder
  • Z3316 Gold Shimmer Brush
  • Fresh Daisies 3-D Embossing Folder-Simon Says Stamp
  • Distress Clear Embossing Dauber-Ranger

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Thanks so much for stopping by!

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