Thursday, August 23, 2018

Sympathy Set Back Card

Hi friends,

I am always looking for new inspiration for making sympathy cards.  I found my inspiration for this card from none other than the great Jennifer McGuire. This type of card is called a set-back card.  It’s made by using a stamp that comes with a die cut (but see my hack below using a Silhouette Cameo).  I’ll place a link to her YouTube video demonstrating this technique at the end of this post.

Set-Back Flowed Sorry For Your Loss-WM_scac2018

imageSince I didn’t have an appropriate stamp with a diecut, I decided to create my own with my Cameo and a digital image.  First, I placed a floral image inside a rectangle that was 4-inches wide by 5.25-inches high.  I turned my registration marks on to create a print and cut.  This printed the image and cut a rectangle around it.  I colored the flower, and set the panel aside for later. 


I then turned off my registration marks and being careful not to move the flower, I offset it by 0.080. Then I cut that piece out of colored cardstock using my Silhouette Cameo.  I used my paper cutter to trim down the panel so that I was left with the middle portion of the panel which was split into 5 pieces; the left side, the right side, and 3 smaller pieces .


I adhered each piece on either side of my flower with some pop dots to set the flower back. The 3 tiny pieces I adhered directly to the cardstock with Tombow Mono liquid glue.  I trimmed a little bit off the top and bottom of the panel and adhered it to my folded card base that I had matted with a 4.0-inch x 5.25-inch  piece of colored cardstock. I added a sentiment to the card to finish it off.  Jennifer added a strip of black cardstock along the top and bottom of the cutout panel but I forgot to do that.  I think it would have looked better had I done so.  This hack sounds like a lot of work but it really isn’t too bad at all.

Here is a link to the video so that you can see this technique in action.  Jennifer shares several different ways you can use this technique.  I really like it and will probably try it again sometime.

That’s all for today.  Thank you for stopping by and see you again soon. 

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