Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Easel Sympathy Card

Every once in a while, I will stumble across a type of card that apparently has been popular for a couple of years, but I have not seen it. That was the case with easel cards. I don't remember seeing them but there were templates that were a couple of years old, so it was just something I missed.

Unfortunately, the opportunity to use the new sympathy stamps from Sparkle N Sprinkle came much too quickly, as my daughter-in-law, Jessica, lost her grandfather Monday night. I made cards for her, her mother and her grandmother like the one above. I drove to Huntsville, AL for the funeral and had some time to spend with my son, so that was good. I still remember when I lost each of my grandparents and what a deep loss it was for me. I enjoyed spending the time with Jessica and her family also.
The template I found on SCS had some cutouts but I didn't understand the need for the cutouts. One piece of cardstock (a wonderful pistachio heavy cardstock that Marcos sells at conventions....I love it!) 5.5 by 11 for the base and another 5.5 square for the card front. I used my Scor-It to score and fold the long base in half lengthwise and then again at the 3/4 measurement. That 1/4 piece was adhered to the top of the card front as seen in the photos. I used Spellbinders die, K & Company rhinestones (used one to anchor the card front from is in the flourish...another on the cross) and some of that pearlescent paint I told you about.
You could make the card any size...just have one piece twice as long as the card front and score at the half and three quarters lines.

One thing Jason and I did while I was there was to go back to the Botanical Gardens to see all the scarecrows....I will be sharing those. I was tempted to go visit a covered bridge that was 5.5 miles away, but the weather was threatening and I had to drive back to Atlanta. I will make it there another time.

Jason and Jessica live on a two lane country road and as I was coming back into Atlanta and the interstate was bumper to bumper and barely moving, I thought, "You know, living out in the country might not be such a bad thing!".
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Jan Castle said...

A lovely sympathy card Holly! The colors are soft and have a peaceful feel...I'm sure that was conveyed to those receiving the cards. Glad you had time with family.
P.S. clever easel folding...will give it a try...thanks for the instructions.

Karen W said...

What a pretty card, very soft and so elegant.