Thursday, July 25, 2013

Sympathy + CTMH Card Class 7/24/13

Unfortunately I needed to make a sympathy card this morning.

To arrive at the embossed pattern you see on the card, I took a rectangular piece of white paper and faintly marked the center of each side.   I scored the paper from mark to mark creating a diamond design.  Then I folded along each scored line and placed the folded paper in an embossing folder and ran it through my Cuttlebug.  Once unfolded, you see this interesting pattern with the diamond in the center. I used a digital image from Bugaboo Stamps  with just a touch of color on the flowers to match the background CTMH Dream Pop paper.

I will post this card to the following challenges:
Aud Sentiments Challenge #85 - Sympathy/Thinking of You
Crafty Ribbons Challenge #54 - Anything Goes with a Ribbon
Paper Crafting Journey Challenge - Punches and/or Die Cuts

And here are the 4 cards we made yesterday at Joyce's Close to My Heart Card Class:

 You can check out Joyce's current events, including her class schedule on her blog.


  1. I understand how you feel about the need to make a sympathy card Debi - I am sorry the need arose. I really like what you did with the embossed diamond in the middle - very creative. Thanks for sharing your project in the Sympathy Challenge at Aud Sentiments.
    Aud Sentiments Design Team
    RubberMAD at

  2. All your cards are beautiful! The sympathy card is very lovely and yes, it is hard to create one for such an occasion but you did very well! Thank you for sharing with us at Cards in Envy!

  3. All of your cards are lovely. I love the pattern that you created on the sympathy card. Thanks for playing along with us at Cards in Envy.

  4. Wow lots of wonderful layered cards here, I am loving your gorgeous sympathy card and your birthday one is fabulously fun too! Thanks so much for joining us at Cards in Envy this fortnight and Good Luck! Danie xx

  5. Wonderful cards, Debi. I'm sorry you had to make the sympathy card, but the recipient will surely appreciate your generosity. All the cards are great! hugs, de

  6. I hate making sympathy cards. This is gorgeous though and I love how you did the embossing

  7. great batch of cards!!! just love your embossing!!! soooo glad you played along with Cards in Envy!!!!

  8. Sewing mashine great idea! Sorry I can't spell correctly...

    Anyway I love the other cards as well, but sewing maschine is the best one with the brad!Thanks for joining Crafty Ribbons Challenge this week!

    DT Charlotta / La Vikinga

  9. Beautiful batch of cards, thanks for joining us at crafty ribbons this week
    Hugs Kelly

  10. Always hate having to make sympathy cards.
    Love the image you've used.
    Thanks for joining in at Aud Sentiments

  11. You have made a lovely card here. Thank you for taking part in the Aud Sentiments Challenge this fortnight and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (Aud Sentiments Design Team Member) xxx

  12. It's really tough to make a sympathy card, but yours turned out so lovely. I appreciate the unique way you embossed - will definitely try that myself. Thank you for joining us at Cards in Envy! ~ Marilyn

  13. Sympathy cards are definitely the hardest to make for me. Yours is beautiful. The embossing is just wonderful, how creative! I'm adding that to my list to try someday. Thanks for playing along with us at Cards in Envy!


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