Sunday, March 4, 2018

Sympathy with Distress Oxides

 International Art & Soul, a challenge which has been put together to incorporate any type of craft, paper, wood, flowers, recycling, glass - the world is your oyster :).  Come on over an join us with you artwork :)

Challenge #28
Emboss and use a Die

This fortnights challenge them has been chosen by DT Debbie, a lovely theme with so many possibilities.  A wee while ago I introduced my grandson to Distress Oxides and we made several backing papers each to put in our stash (he is only 8 so his stash is not very big at the moment hahaha).  Anyway, I decided to use one of my distress oxide backgrounds for this card.  Sometime ago I purchased the Sheena Douglas Perfect Partners Embossing Folder - LUSCIOUS LOOSESTRIFE and die in the sale and have never used them.  This card seemed perfect to bring them out of the packets :).  I seem to always be in need of sympathy cards and really don't like making them at the time they are needed so with the soft colours of the distress oxides on the backing I decided this would be suitable for a contemporary sympathy card.  I embossed the background and rubbed over the embossed area first with mauve and then gold.  The card is a bit symbolic so excuse me if you think I am off my trolly here lol.  With the embossing folder having several loosestrife flowers this symbolised to me the passing of family members from earlier days and with this in mind I only used one of the die cut/embossed loosestrife to represent the passing over of the new spirit and the joining of this new spirit with the early passing of friends and family who are on the other side and waiting to welcome them.

I stamped a border in the same purple that I had rubbed over the embossed area and also stamped the sentiment in the same colour.

Close up showing the purple and gold rubbing used on the embossed area.

Challenges entered:-


  1. Your card is beautiful Jane. Hazel x

  2. Wow! How gorgeous and I love your comments about how and why you made it this way. I love anything with purple in it.

  3. WOW! The background is gorgeous. Fabulous card!

  4. BEAUTIFUL! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Pastels’ challenge at Dies R Us. Good Luck and please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop by for a visit.

  5. Oh my gosh Jane ! I am sitting here crying . I have never heard crossing over described in such a beautiful way . Your card is just gorgeous! I wish I could sit down with you someday and have you teach me how to do this .


    Your design team sister,


  6. So gorgeous! Looks like dancing flowers in beautiful colors! Thanks so much for joining us at Dies R Us for the challenge!

  7. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz, good luck!!! Amy DT

  8. Fantastic. I really love the background and that embossing folder is gorgeous. I am glad you have fun crafting with your Grandson :-) Very moving write up about passing over xx
    IKE xxx


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