Friday, June 23, 2017

Monochrome Sympathy

This card was for my neighbor, whose father passed away this week. It's pretty self-explanatory from the recipe (below). The only tricky part was stamping the sentiment on vellum, die cutting it with the ornate thinlit, and then trimming off just the "ornate" portion, and that's only because apparently I have a problem lining things up exactly straight under the cutter arm.  Took a couple of tries, but I got it pretty quick.

One tip - punching a hole for the brads through the ribbon with a hole punch can bunch up the ribbon. It's better to use the paper piercing tool on a paper piercing mat.

Recipe (all products Stampin' Up! unless otherwise indicated):

Paper: whisper white, basic black, vellum, dark gray card base from the Neutrals (5x7 pack) by ms. sparkle & co (tm)
Ink: basic black
Stamps: Creative Elements, Close as a Memory
Accessories: Diamond brads, corner rounder punch, wide striped black ribbon, Lori Whitlock Ornate Labels Thinlits by Sizzix

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