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Another Abstract Impressions card

As promised, I created another card using the Abstract Impressions bundle.  This time I used the three stamps to create the Daffodil Delight roses.  It’s so easy to stamp these roses.  Just line up the arrows at the top and stamp using the lightest color first using the stamp with least detail as the base then stamp with a darker ink and use the darkest color to stamp with the most detailed stamp.  I inked up my stamp then stamped off twice before stamping, followed by inking the second stamp and stamping off once before stamping.  The last stamp I inked and stamped full strength.  I used the two-stamp method for creating the leaves.  I fussy cut the roses and the leaves and used the dies from the bundle to die cut the detailed floral background the five petaled flowers on the greeting.  The sentiment is from the retired Rose Wonder stamp set then die cut using the Pretty Label punch.  I embellished with a butterfly stamped with the retired Papillon  Potpourri stamp set then colored with markers and die cut using the retired Bitty Butterfly punch.  For extra sparkle I embellished with basic rhinestones and colored the roses, butterfly and leaves with Clear Wink of Stella.

Stampin Up Abstract Impressions Sympathy cardInspiration for my card comes from the Hand Stamped Sentiments color challenge of Smokey Slate, Daffodil Delight and Pool Party.  Go to Hand Stamped Sentiments for more inspiration.

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Another Abstract Impressions Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50 W

Stamp Sets:  Abstract Impressions, retired Rose Wonder, retired Papillon Potpourri

Paper:  Card stock:  Whisper White, Pool Party, Smokey Slate, Daffodil Delight

Ink: Smokey Slate; Daffodil Delight, Pool Party; Write Markers Pool Party

Accessories:  Basic Rhinestones, Pretty Label Punch, retired Butterfly Punch, Springtime Impressions Thinlits dies, Clear Wink of Stella, Paper Snips, Dimensionals, Glue Dots

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So Many Shells for Sympathy Card

I just received the So Many Shells stamp set.  It has the two step stamps which adds texture and dimension to the shell images.  I used the colors of Flirty Flamingo, Lemon Lime Twist and Pool Party from the Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge.  For the background I used watercolor paper and used an Aqua Painter to color with Pool Party.   I stamped the shells on Whisper White and fussy cut each shell.  The sentiments is from the Thoughts and Prayers stamp set and stamped with Momento Tuxedo Black.

I used gold metallic thread behind the shells for texture and used Clear Wink of Stella on the Shells to add sparkle and shimmer.  This was an easy card to make.Stampin Up So Many Shells Sympathy cardJoin Hand Stamped Sentiments for this fun color challenge and see more inspiration from the rest of the design team.

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So Many Shells Sympathy Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50 W

Stamp Sets:  So Many Shells, Thoughts and Prayers

Paper:  Card stock:  Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo, Pool Party, Watercolor paper

Ink: Lemon Lime Twist, Flirty Flamingo, Pool Party

Accessories:  Gold Metallic thread, Wink of Stella Clear, Aqua Painter

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Blossom Builder Punch are Shells on a Beach

My card this week is inspired by Lynda at Understanding Blue.  I have CASED her card to create this sympathy card.  She has a great tutorial on how to create this card.  I wish my sand would not have turned out so dark but I think on my next try I’ll try a lighter brown.  I still like the effect of the watercolor technique.

Blossom Builder Punch makes seashells Rose Wonder Sympathy cardMy card is also inspired by Hand Stamped Sentiments Inspiration Challenge.  Stop by and see more inspiration from the design team.

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With Sympathy Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50 W

Stamp Sets:  Rose Wonder

Paper:  Card stock:  Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Watercolor paper

Ink: Lemon Lime Twist, Island Indigo, Bermuda Bay, Cajun Craze, Soft Suede

Accessories:  Blossom Builder Punch, Wink of Stella Clear

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Falling in Love Suite Sympathy Card

This week’s challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments is an Inspiration Challenge.  Spring is the inspiration and my card was inspired by the colors of spring which are perfect for the sympathy card I had in mind.  I CASED the card from the Occasions Catalog.  The DSP and doily give this card a special touch. The doily is white on one side and ivory on the other.  I used the white side to contrast with the Very Vanilla sentiment layer.   I used paper from the Falling in Love DSP collection.  The bokeh blurred pattern on the paper are soft and pretty.  I layered vellum underneath the lace doily.  The sentiment is stamped with Soft Sky and Crumb Cake and is from the Rose Wonder stamp set.  I die cut it with the Decorative Label punch and framed with Soft Sky.  The card is embellished with basic pearls.  Super easy card to make!

Stampin up Sympathy Card Bunch of BlossomsBe inspired and join us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  For more inspiration check out the projects from the design team.

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Falling In Love Suite Sympathy card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamp Sets:  Rose Wonder

Paper:  Card stock:  Very Vanilla, Soft Sky, Vellum; DSP Falling in Love

Ink:  Stampin’ Up Markers Crumb Cake and Soft Sky

Accessories: Basic Pearls, Decorative Label Punch

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Thoughts and Prayers Sympathy Card

Unfortunately, we sometimes need sympathy cards and this card was inspired by Hand Stamped Sentiments sketch challenge. I recently had a dear friend pass away and this card will go to his family.

Stampin' Up! Sympathy card

I used the sketch below to create my card and the colors are Smoky Slate, Indigo blue and Gumball Green.

I used the retired Island Indigo ruffled ribbon pleated around the oval.

Be inspired and join us at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

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Thoughts and Prayers Sympathy Card

Size:  5.50″h x 4.25″ w

Stamp Sets:  Thoughts and Prayers

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White, Island Indio, Gumball Green; Watercolor Wonder Designer Series paper

Ink:  Smokey Slate, Island Indigo, Gumball Green

Accessories:  Oval Framelits, Regals Candy Dots, Retired Island Indigo Ruffled ribbon, Island Indigo and Gumball Green markers

Thoughts and Prayers Sympathy Card

I found myself needing a sympathy card and reached for the Thoughts and Prayers stamp set.  My inspiration for this card is from this week’s Hand Stamped Sentiments sketch challenge.  The sketch made it easy to put this card together in not time.

Stampin' Up! sympathy card

I used Soft Suede for the card base and Naturals Ivory card stock.  I like how these colors look together.  The tree and the greeting are embossed with Early Espresso embossing powder.  The small buttons on the upper right are from the Vintage Trinkets assortment.  I like the transparency of the seam binding ribbon on the side and also used the twine at the bottom of the image to bring focus to the tree.

Here’s the sketch I used to create my card.  I love this sketch because it has so many possibilities.  Visit Hand Stamped Sentiments to see how this sketch inspired our design team.

Hand Stamped Sentiments Sketch Challenge 162

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Thoughts and Prayers Sympathy card

Size:  5.50″ w x 4.25″ h

Stamp Sets:  Thoughts and Prayers

Paper:  Cardstock:  Soft suede, Naturals Ivory

Ink:  Versamark

Acessories:  Early Espresso Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Vintage Trinkets, Very Vanilla Seam Binding ribbon, Linen Thread

Sympathy card for a friend

Recently my friend’s mother passed away and I needed to make a sympathy card.  She’s a dear friend and I was saddened to hear of the news.  I wanted my card to be elegant and to also let her know I was thinking about her and wished her comfort.   I wanted my card to be mostly neutral with a hint of color.  So Saffron was perfect.  I used a butterfly image because I think when our time here on earth is over our soul or energy, like a caterpillar turning into a butterfly, we transform into something else.  The butterfly image I used is retired Stipple Butterfly.

I stamped the butterfly image with Versamark and Basic Black ink then embossed it with Iridescent Ice embossing powder.  I then used a yellow watercolor pencil with a blender pen to color the wings.  The embossing powder adds just a bit of shimmer.  Click on the image below to see the shimmer.   I embossed the background and the envelope flap with the Vintage Wallpaper folder then sponged with So Saffron ink.    See card recipe below for more details.

Sympathy butterfly card

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Sympathy card inside

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Sympathy card

Size:  5.50″ h x 4.25″ w

Stamps:  retired Stipple Butterfly, Thanks for Caring Digital stamps

Paper:  CS:  Silver, So Saffron, Whisper White, Vellum

Ink:  So Saffron, Basic Black, Versamark, Yellow Watercolor pencil, Blender Pen

Accessories:  My Digital Studio, Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, Scallop Oval punch, Corner Rounder punch, Basic Pearls, non-SU edge punch, non- SU ribbon

Technique: Embossing, Watercolor, Die cutting

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