Sunday, March 6, 2011

Sympathy card and slide SVG

I got a voicemail yesterday that my co-worker's mother-in-law was not doing well and likely would not survive the weekend. So this afternoon I resigned myself to creating a sympathy card. The DCWV La Creme mat stack I picked up on Friday evening was the perfect paper. But I needed something different to go on the card. I had looked at the buckle set of SVGs on the other day, which made me think about using a slide, but I haven't bought the set yet. So I looked through the files I have and couldn't find one. I didn't find one on the Fabulous Finds cartridge that was really what I was thinking of either so I decided to try my hand at finally making my own in Inkscape. It didn't take long and I had exactly what I had imagined. I cut it out of the cardboard from the packaging of a case of the hubby's diet Mountain Dew and then out of the scraps of the paper from the inside of the card. A little black ribbon, a few punches of an edge punch, a few swipes of tape and voila:

Unless you are familiar with that stack, you probably don't know that the flowered paper is flocked so there's lots of texture on this card. So if you want to pick up the slide I made to use in a project of your own, you can download it here.


Ayla, Iza, and Marley said...

Wow, we have no IDEA what ya did, but we are glad it turned into a nice card fer yer co-worker!

We would have just had to find a nice butterfly picture or something...

Srsly, we are impressed.

Ginger Jasper said...

That is realy lovely and I think it would be lovely to recieve that as a gift. More special as you made it yourself. Hugs GJ xx