I've been admiring this card for awhile, so I decided to CASE it. I am out of sympathy cards too, and I hate to not have any in my stash. So here are my cards:
I will try building my own plaid another time :)
Anyhoo, I got to try out selective diecutting. I stamped the "prayers" over the diecut using my MISTI to ensure perfect alignment, and it also allowed me to stamp a couple of times to ensure good coverage with the black ink. Of course, once I had the die cut and stamping done, I couldn't find my craft knife! I so love that now I can just make a quick run to Michaels and be back before I forget what I was doing lol. Living in civilization does have its perks.
Can you tell the first card I got my selective diecutting a little wonky? That's because I was having a hard time with my Big Shot Plus- I've warped the cutting plate. So while I was at Michaels, I also got a pair of standard size cutting pads. That had an extra benefit- I was able to lay them longways on the platform instead of just head-on. That helped a lot, as you can see from the second card.
I am now wondering what other word dies I have that I can do this technique with. Only thing is I don't think I have any others with coordinating stamps. I'll have to look.
The Paper Studio white heavyweight cardstock
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
SSS Prayers stamp and die set
Everyday With Barkley 6x6 paper pad (from Crafter's Companion)
Thanks for looking!