Drapery Fold Card

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Sympathy cards are SO IMPORTANT to send, so I try to keep a supply handy. This is called a Drapery Fold. I didn't have a pattern to follow so I just folded the designer paper back and forth, then cut off the excess. I glued only the top edge.

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This Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper #146913 is so gorgeous - you can almost smell the flowers! I love this sympathy card.

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Graceful Glass Vellum

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Do you love to color? THIS is for YOU!! These 3 stained glass panels were created with just one sheet of the NEW "Graceful Glass" 6X6" Specialty Designer Series VELLUM #146344! Use either Blends or Stampin' Write Markers to color on the backside of this EMBOSSED image vellum! So LOVELY!!

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Back the vellum panel with white cardstock to keep the colors true. All the flowers were sparkled with Clear Wink of Stella glitter pen #141897. Click the photo to see a larger detail.

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These designs work well for sympathy cards. Try Grace Glass Vellum!

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Southern Serenade plus Vellum

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I NEVER have enough floral images! Southern Serenade Stamp Set #145921 has a lovely lacey image to pair with the floral. I got out Vellum #101856 which I have neglected far too long! This is the "Stained Glass" Technique. Stamp the image on Vellum, dry, color on the BACKSIDE. It's a nice soft look. This is Pink Pirouette cardstock and Blends. Stampin' Write Markers can be used as well.

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I scored the left edge of the vellum and wrapped it around the back of the layer to attach. I "hid" a glue dot on the back of a flower center to keep the Vellum flap in place.

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Another version - I used Blushing Bride Cardstock and Light Calypso Coral Blends on Vellum. This is a special sympathy card that has already gone in the mailbox.

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Try this good old "Stained Glass" Technique!! I'm sorry Blends are sold out at the moment, but never fear - they are coming! Keep them on your Wish List!

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Remarkable You

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When you need a sympathy card, you need it fast. Here is an elegant idea that is quick, too!


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This stamp set is Remarkable You, paired with the sentiments from Thoughts & Prayers.


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A quick touch of color with the Stampin' Up! Blends alcohol markers is all you need. I love the 3/8" Shimmer Ribbon! Try it!