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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Vintage, in Sympathy

I used this pattern paper and the Textile embossing folder (Cuttlebug) to give this card a vintage feel.  (The textile reminds me of the textured tin ceilings - a restaurant we used to frequent had one),  I used a scrap of glossy cream CS for the embossed piece and the sentiment - though the ink does not take well. I added small strips of paper with a hand made look, and placed turquoise ribbon over that.  It has been a long time since I tried the "faux bow" and I am not sure I did it correctly.  (I made two parallel slits, and threaded the ribbon - first down, then up through the opposite slit.)
It is my first time to use this Verve set, New Mercies, my recent prize at Mojo Monday - yeah!
Sketch:  http://vlvsketches.blogspot.com/
Sympathy:  http://www.drsdesignsblog.blogspot.com/
Vintage:  http://fussyandfancychallenge.blogspot.ca/
             http://paper-craftingjourney.blogspot.com/2014/01/vintage-distressed-shabby-chic.html
New:  http://heckofachallenge.blogspot.co.uk/
           http://greatimpressionsstamps.blogspot.com/search/label/Challenge
Ribbon and bow:  http://sirstampalotchallenge.blogspot.com/
    http://hobbyhousechallenge.blogspot.com/
 Any:   http://flatfriendschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

11 comments:

  1. The soft colours you have used at perfect for purpose Dorothy and nice design as well.

    Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

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  2. This type of card is always so heart for me to make and yours is beautiful.

    MaryAnne, Great Impressions DT

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  3. This is so pretty. Love those colors and ypur beautiful design. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful card with us at Stamping Sensation. I hope you join us again in our new challenge.
    Eret x

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  4. Such a pretty sympathy card and I love the texture of the embossing! Thanks for playing at DRS Designs!

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  5. The embossing really adds to the beauty of this sympathy card. I know whoever receives it will treasure it. Thank you for playing along with us at DRS Designs this week.

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  6. Beautiful! Love the embossing. Thanks for joining at Heck of a Challenge: New
    Hugs
    Dewi

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  7. I always find it hard to make a Sympathy card...what is too much...not enough...well you have done this card to PERFECTION!!! Thank you for joining us at Fussy and Fancy "Vintage" challenge!! Good luck!

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  8. What a beautiful sympathy card - I love the embossing xx Thank you so much for joining us over at Flat Friends for our challenge. Hope you have a lovely weekend, Em xx

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  9. Such a pretty card, love the embossing and colour combo. Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy xx

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  10. Super classy card! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions.

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  11. Apologies for not leaving a comment earlier.
    Thank you so much for joining us at PCJ for our Vintage/Distressed/Shabby Chic challenge with your card, I hope we see you next month too Karen P, Paper Crafting Journey DT http://stampinginpink.blogspot.co.uk/

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