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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



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.

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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

Hand Stamped Sentiments Inspiration Challenge 11

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have an inspiration challenge from Pottery Barn – Sea Shells.  There are so many thoughts that come to mind when I see the photo – serenity and peace are two I think of immediately.  My friend’s mother-in-law passed away this past weekend and I needed to make a sympathy card for her so this challenge provided inspiration.  I stamped the shells in Versamark and embossed them with clear embossing powder, used My Digital Studio for the sentiment and printed it on vellum.  I used the White Shimmery paper which you should be able to see when you enlarge the photo.  I love this paper it’s just the right amount of shimmer.  Erin the other designer on our Hand Stamped Sentiments design team gave me a few sheets of this paper and I love it.  I’ll need to purchase some because it will add a touch of elegance to any project.

Pottery Barn sea shell images collage

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Hss Inspiration challenge 11 - Sea shells

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Project info:

Shell Sympathy card

Stamps:  retired Stipple Shells – a good substitute would be Nature’s Nest, sentiment created on My Digital Studio and printed in Soft Suede

Paper: Blush Blossom CS, Shimmery White CS, Vellum paper

Ink:  VersaMark

Accessories:  Clear embossing powder, Heat tool, Crop-A-Dile, The Tearing Edge, non SU eyelets

Techniques: Stamping, Embossing, Digital Crafting

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