Let Your Heart Be Still

Designing a sympathy card can be a time to bring elegance to an unforeseeable event. Generally I save the elegant cards for the more touching times in a person’s life. 

I have had a bundle of peacock feathers lying around for over a year. I needed the right colored paper to use them though!

After opening the Curious Metallic pack of paper, I instantly knew I could use this lovely shiny metallic paper for this card.

I kinda made this card up as I went. I wanted some different textures and layers. My Sizzix Big Shot was the perfect tool to help with bringing texture in.

 I was curious to know how this paper embosses.

I ran it through my machine once and it did perfect! This cardstock is a nice heavy duty paper, perfect for embossing.

I also wanted to test the metallic pack and see if it was able to hold ink well without smearing. It was perfect! No smearing, quick drying, and cut perfectly.

After cutting out different pieces, I just added them together until I found a card base I was happy with.

I decided I needed some flowers for this card. I am using the Silhouette Cameo 3 here. The blade is at a 6, cut level 30, and double cut to make sure the thick cardstock was cut accurately. I was impressed with the strength of this paper.

After cutting out the flowers, I decided to ink the edges with some simple gold chalk ink I had lying around.

 Threw it all together, added a ribbon and I was pleasantly pleased with the outcome!

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