Saturday, April 18, 2015

Sympathy Card~Revamp

Hi there, visiting friends! I have a few things I've been working on in my stamp room the past few days. I don't know if anyone else does this, but I find myself oftentimes perusing through my cards to send out...and come across one that I am not crazy about. Rather than throw it out, I tend to study it, pry it apart, mount to new papers, layout, and often remove ribbon and add a new one.
You might be wondering how I am able to get ribbons off cards that are glued on and pry papers off without tearing the card...here is the secret for stampers/scrapbookers like me who have perfectionist tendencies and aren't perfect the first time (or the second, either!)
You can find this product on Amazon, but I usually pick it up locally at Hobby Lobby. You need to use it in a well ventilated room...but it is perfect for prying under paper layers. It also works well for removing stamps or anything with an adhesive background. 

This is one of those cards that I UN-did. I wish I had the original photo to show you...but this was done a number of years ago...and the original was on the large side, too cumbersome for a normal envelope, and so I took the main panel of the stamped wreath and scripture verse, remounted on new papers and added a different color bow. I have a friend who recently lost her mother, so need to send this one out to her soon...before it goes in a pile for some later fixing up.
The scripture verse is from Verve Stamps. The paper is PTI white, PTI soft stone, SU! Designer Series Blushing Bride. The wreath was stamped in individual stamps on pegs given to me by a friend. 
I love this scripture for sympathy cards...it is fitting reminder of the hope we have in Christ. 
Wishing you a weekend filled with joy!

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2 comments:

  1. What beautiful colors and beautiful card Tracy..

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  2. Oh, Traci, what a beautiful card! I love the floral wreath, and the Scripture verse inside is so very precious! I have a dear friend who has truly suffered much in her life, and yet what a joy to see how God has turned her ashes to joy! Thanks for sharing this beautiful card! Hugs!

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