Monday, July 19, 2010

PTI Sympathy Card

Good morning! I was asked, by my mother, to make some sympathy cards. She wanted one to take to the visitation and 2 others; 1 for the son and 1 for the daughter. I thought this one would be appropriate for the son's family.

I made a card like this for a PTI swap; this time I just changed the sentiment. It's really quite simply embellished, with the piercing and Bella Dots. The layering of the flower gives it a bit extra "oomph".

I mentioned before how I use a marker on the cut edges if I am doing paper piecing. I don't know about you, but my cutting certainly isn't perfect! I really had to concentrate while cutting the pieces out; there are so many lines on this flower that it's a little tricky. I did make a wrong cut, but I just kept going since it was on the middle layer. When I adhered it to the bottom layer I made sure to put a 3D Dot on the mistake, so it would be held together. I don't think anybody will ever know! The picture above shows the pieces before using a marker on them.

This picture shows the pieces after I have taken the marker, held it perpendicular to the flower and traced the edges. The SU! markers are perfect for this; I use the brush end. I'm not sure if you can see the difference or not, but this little trick really takes the finished card up a notch.

This last photo shows the dimention from the side. You can see the color on the edges. I hope you found the pictures helpful.
Image: PTI "In Bloom"
Sentiment: PTI "Everyday Classics"
Ink: Palette Burnt Umber, SU! Chocolate Chip Marker
Paper: PTI Kraft, Dark Chocolate, Ocean Tides, and Aqua Mist
Embellie: Bella Dots
Extras: Lasting Impressions Piercing Template/Piercer, EK Success 3D Dots
Thanks for stopping by today; have a great one!


Amy said...

Gorgeous card! And thanks for the tip about the markers--fab idea! I will def. be trying this!

Linda Palmer said...

Angela, this is such a beautiful card. I've always wanted that set and you did a beautiful job with it. It makes a great sympathy card.

Kathy said...

Beautiful, I've been eyeing that PTI set for a while, and you just pushed me over the edge, thanks for the inspiration. You mentioned that marker trick before, and I tried it, you are right it works so well to finish those edges off.

Larissa said...

Very pretty! I have to think about the marker tip! :)