Monday, March 26, 2012

Scrap-Mart: Peace And Comfort

Today, I am sharing a sympathy card I made for a friend who recently lost her sister. Keeping the colors on the lighter side, I hope this will comfort her.

Peace and Comfort by Margie Higuchi
Supplies – Cardstock: Wausau Paper; Patterned Papers: My Mind’s Eye (Follow Your Heart Collection); Embossing Ink: TSUKINEKO (VersaMark); Embossing Powder: Stampendous; Stamp: JustRite Stampers (Thinking of You Borders & Centers); Pearls: KaiserCraft; Dies: Spellbinders™ Paper Arts (E8-008 Classic Edges Two, E8-004 Classic Ric Rac, S4-110 Classic Ovals LG, S4-112 Classic Ovals SM and S5-022 Labels Ten); Tools: ScraPerfect (The Best Glue Ever, The Perfect Crafting Pouch and The Embellie Gellie); Foam Adhesive: SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L (3D Foam Square)

I think this would help some of you when matching stamped images with Spellbinders die templates for a perfect cut...


With a scrap piece of paper, I cut out the shape (in my case, S4-112 Classic Ovals SM) that I would use with the image. Take the negative piece and match up to the image. Then slide the die template in place until it "locks in." Using repositionable tape, I cut/emboss using my Spellbinders Grand Calibur®.


Using the Spellbinders Edgeabilities® E8-008 Classic Edges Two and E8-004 Classic Ric Rac taped together, I cut/emboss with my favorite patterned paper. I assembled all the pieces to the card front and add foam tape to the embossed sentiment for dimension. Placed pearls on the top and bottom of Labels Ten die cut to finish the card.

Thanks for stopping by!

24 comments:

Penny said...

Thank you for sharing this beautiful card, I need to make one also for the other girl scout troop leader, she just lost her father, and I think these colors would work great for her card as well. Love Penny

Mary Pat Siehl said...

this is so pretty! love those spellbinders edgeabilities!

Connie Mercer said...

Beautiful card Margie~the edgables look very cool. I'll check those out! Sorry for the lose of your friend's sis~

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

This is lovely and definitely soothing, Margie. I know it will be much appreciated. :)

Ashley Rock said...

Beautiful card, I'm sure your friend will really appriciate it!

Lynn Murphy said...

i love the soft colors. She's gonna love it.

soapHOUSEmama said...

Gorgeous card - so sweet for your friend :)

Kathy said...

Oh another amazing card! That's a great tip and I use it frequently. I think tape is my bff:)

Becky said...

Such a beautiful card Margie, the colors are perfect. Thanks for the tip too!

Karen said...

So very soft and beautiful and gorgeous Margie!

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card and perfect for this (sad) reason! I'm sure she will appreciate it :)
Sylvia xx

Melissa Elsner said...

Such a lovely card that I'm sure will help add some peace and comfort for your friend.

Katie said...

Very pretty card. Sorry to hear of your friend's loss. I am sure your card will comfort her.

Alyssa said...

Beautiful card, Margie. I'm sure it will not go unappreciated.

Pam said...

Beautiful card! I know this will comfort your friend. Thank you for the tutorial!

Erica said...

Great card!!

Pam W. said...

Really pretty card.

WillieburgScrapper said...

HI Margie! Thanks for swinging by my blog today! I really like the detailed embossing on this card- it's way harder than it looks because so far all my embossing has been pretty messy looking- love the edge detail on that sentiment and on the card as well!

Sarah Webb said...

Lovely choice of colors!

Tracey Taylor said...

Beautiful!! love the mix of colours

Tracy said...

So sorry for your friends loss.
such a lovely card.
Great tips.

Margareta Carlsson said...

I love your beautiful card!! Sorry to hear of your friend's loss.

Lisa Dorsey said...

What a stunning card Margie. Your poor friend, can't imagine losing my sister.

Linda Beeson said...

Love the oval, love the sentiment and that pretty border.