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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!
Ribbon and bow:


  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

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

    MaryAnne, Great Impressions DT

  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

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

  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.

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

  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!

  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

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

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

  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