Backyard Basics

This past weekend I held one of my monthly card classes. As I was gathering all of the supplies together I realized that most of our projects for that particular class involved some type of heat embossing! Normally I design cards using a variety of different techniques but, apparently, I really wanted to showcase heat embossing techniques this month! 

So let’s talk about how to make this card.  Sympathy cards are not my favorite type of card to make as they represent a significant loss in someone’s life. However, sending someone a handmade sympathy card is a very special way to let them know you care. 

To make this card, start out with a piece of soft sky cardstock for the base of your card. Cut a 5 1/2 x 2 inch piece of coordinating designer series paper…I chose to use the coordinating DSP from the subtles collection. Stamp the flower image from the backyard basics stamp set, in versa mark, onto a piece of white cardstock… heat emboss in silver. Cut out the image with the coordinating backyard basics framelit. I love that I don’t have to cut out the images by hand! And…the backyard basics stamp set and framelits can be purchased in a bundle!  Once you have your flowery image cut out, color it in using your favorite flowery colors…I used crisp cantaloupe, rose red and pistachio pudding. Embellish with a bit of ribbon and a paper doily! And…if you are not in need of a sympathy card, simply change out the sentiment and replace it with birthday, thank you or any other message you would like to send to someone.

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