Making sympathy cards is not something I particularly enjoy making, especially when it is intended for a friend or family. But you gotta do what you gotta do. I saw a stunning black, white and gold card on Pinterest and thought I'd make something similar.
First I die cut the Fanciful Leaf Flourish, a Cheery Lynn Designs die, from a scrap of gold. Then I took a piece of black cs and a piece of white cs and simultaneously cut another flourish out of the center. While holding the two pieces together, I hand cut them into to pieces following the curve of the die cut opening. The sentiment was stamped next. Then I fit a black half and a white half together and taped them, top and bottom, and embossed. The embossed pieces were then adhered to a piece of gold cs and the gold flourish was inset into the opening. The card front was glued to the white card base and the black and gold bow added.
I went ahead, cut a second gold flourish and made a second card with the leftover black and white pieces. But what to do with the black flourish, the white flourish, and the gold paper from which the gold flourishes had been cut????
Why make 3 more cards, of course!
The sentiment is a sticker and the flower is a CTMH stamp.
I rubbed the champagne stamp pad I had used on the flowers over black and white polka dot paper to make it match.
Aside from the bits of white cs surrounding the fussy cut flowers,
I used all the leftovers. Yippee!
Crafting from the Heart Challenge #181 - Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #394 - Polka Dots
The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge - I See Spots
While the rest of the laundry dries, I think I'll make some cookies!