Prized Peony Sympathy Card

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VELLUM adds softness to this detailed Peony image from the Prized Peony Stamp Set #152504. Stamp the sentiment on Vellum using a Tuxedo Black Momento Pad. Allow to dry to avoid smearing. TAMS Color Builder 7 20200715_145515

Champagne Rhinestones #151193 are the only embellishment required.

 

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Simply elegant! Try it!

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Peony Garden Suite by Stampin' Up!

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Peony Garden Suite #154129 is a glamorous collection of soft shades and elegant flowers!

 

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Check out the delicate background image and lovely scalloped edge die! The designer papers are soft and easy to use.

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The loopy bow is 1/4" Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon #151326 made into a multi-loop bow. I pulled all the loops downward and mounted the die cut peony on top. This card was colored softly with Stampin' BLENDS.

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Peony Garden Suite by Stampin' Up!

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The Peony is an essential classic garden perennial plant! This is such a lovely 3D flower die in this Peony Garden Suite #154129!!

 

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These colors are the calming Basic Grey and Petal Pink. The die cut Peony is sponged with Petal Pink to accent the many petals.

 

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The Peony Garden Designer Series Paper #152483 is soft and elegant!! 

 

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The flower petal die cuts  "insert" into the largest flower die cut. It's so unique and creates a very full, multi-petal flower! 

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Positive Thoughts by Stampin' Up!

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Tranquility at it's best! A lovely card for sending sympathy, made with the Positive Thoughts Stamp Set #151490.

 

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The base card is Seaside Spray. The wash on Watercolor Paper is Seaside Spray and Highland Heather inks applied with an Aqua Painter #103954. The lovely fern image is stamped in Blackberry Bliss ink. The sweet trim is Purple Posy 1/2" Scalloped Linen Ribbon.

 

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This card base is Soft Sea Foam. The wash colors are Soft Sea Foam and Seaside Spray on Watercolor Paper. The fern is stamped in Pretty Peacock ink, and the trim is Seaside Spray 1/2" Scalloped Linen Ribbon.

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Beautiful Moments by Stampin' Up!

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I needed a peaceful card and this Beautiful Moments Stamp Set #151677 was the perfect solution!

 

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This image is so thoughtful and calm. It looks breezy so I chose the Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder #151474 for the layer because of the swirls. The designer paper is Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper #149100 with soft flowers.

 

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The base card is Petal Pink. Black would be too harsh so I chose Crumb Cake Ink Pad.

 

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I'm sending this special card to someone who has had a big loss. Remember your friends in their times of grief. It means sooo much.

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Beautiful Friendship Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

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This Beautiful Friendship Stamp Set #149252 is my FAVORITE set from the current annual catalog!! I just can't quit using it!! It's EXTREMELY versatile!! I never have enough floral sets!

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These are NO LAYER cards so it was quick to create six and use different sentiments. The white space behind the words was simply covered with a post-it note while stamping the flowers.

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The floral ink colors are Mango Melody, Grapefruit Grove and Terracotta Tile.

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This set is so fun to play with in endless colors combos!

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This is a must have for your floral stamp collection!! Get it now!

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Make Pet Sympathy Cards

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It's so sad when our beloved pets depart. Here is a card you could make for the loss of a Dog or Cat, just by substituting the punches: Dog Punch #148543 or Cat Punch #144666.

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This card is going to friend who is missing her departed yellow Lab, so I punched the dog from So Saffron Card Stock. The heart is part of the Dog Punch. The Antique Frame was created using the Heirloom Frames Dies & 3D Embossing Folders #152325. Rub the embossed black frame with the NEW Golden Glitz Ink Pad #150711.

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Send a pet sympathy card because it will mean the world to someone!

 

 


Guest creator, Nichole Schultz

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This lovely double "Z" fold card was designed by Nichole Schultz and won TOP SWAP at my recent North Star Stampers' Gathering!! CONGRATS to Nichole for very pretty card!! She used the NEW Rococo Rose card stock and NEW Woven Thread Designer Series Paper #149497.

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This is the card folded flat for mailing. The background images are from the vintage Very Versailles Stamp Set #149275. The butterflies are die cut with Butterfly Beauty Dies #148536.

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The back of the card has plenty of room to add a message. Nichole is a very deserving winner!! Her prize was the NEW WONDERS Host Stamp Set, shown on my last post. Scroll down to view.

Double "Z" fold card: cut card stock to 5-1/2 X 8-1/2" and 1-3/4 X 8-1/2". Score BOTH pieces at 4-1/4" and 2-1/8". Use strong adhesive like Tear & Tape.

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Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set

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This sweet, elegant Magnolia makes a perfect sympathy card. It's heat embossed with COPPER Embossing Powder #141636 and accented with COPPER Foil Paper #142020. The Copper is a lovely pairing with the Petal Pink Card Stock!

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This Copper heat embossed sentiment is from Woven Heirlooms Stamp Set #149306.

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Such a lovely stamp set, Good Morning Magnolia Bundle #151087! (I cased this card idea, but regret I do not have a name.)

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Good Morning Magnolia Whitewashed

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Try the WHITEWASH Technique with this lovely new Good Morning Magnolia Bundle #151087!

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Heat emboss the flower image onto Crumb Cake card stock. I used Gold Embossing Powder.

 

Whitewash

Tap your open White Craft Ink Pad #147277 onto a clean acrylic block or other nonporous surface. Using an Aqua Painter #103954 filled with plain water, collect the ink and paint onto the flower petals. This gives a lovely milky look. SOFT!

 

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This WHITEWASHED image really pops on a Basic Black card stock base! TRY IT!

 

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Country Floral Embossing Folder

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Using Stampin' Up! Blends alcohol markers, HIGHLIGHT one small grouping of flowers with color. 

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Group your sentiment near the highlighted flowers. These words are from the awesome Well Said Bundle #150609.

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Painted Seasons By Stampin' Up!

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2019 Sale-A-Bration Second Release offers this LOVELY, dist'ink'tive © Painted Seasons Bundle as a FREE item with a $100 purchase in the US. It's amazing 7 cling images cover all four seasons!

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I've added background interest using the Timeless Textures Stamp Set #140517.

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A sweet card for many occasions!

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Lovely Lattice and Blends

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I truly enjoy coloring with Stampin' Up!'s Blends alcohol markers!! These colors are Mango Melody Duo and Dark Highland Heather...very springy!

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The flower centers are shimmered with Wink of Stella #141897 which dries quickly and does not shed!

20190114_092454Inside. This is a great card to have ON HAND for immediately use!!

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Home to Roost

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These Notecards #131527 are FUN to create!! Simply scribble horizontally using the side of the broad tip of Stampin' Write Markers on GLOSSY cardstock!! BLEND sky colors by overlapping. Do not blend the green "earth." TIP: turn your glossy cardstock upside down to cut which will reduce oily fingerprints that interfere with coloring.

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The marker dries quickly. Stamp your silhouette image in STAZ-ON Jet Black Ink #101406. Let dry. 

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Use a Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker to color in the Rooster which is an open image. This Home to Roost stamp set is a FREE Sale-A-Bration Promo item with a $50 purchase (usa.) PLAY with different colors!! My next post will have a similar idea for you to try!

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Sneak Peek

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When a friend needs a long-distance hug, send a special card you made!

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This detailed look was created with the LACE DYNAMIC TEXTURED IMPRESSIONS EMBOSSING FOLDER #148530 coming Jan . 3rd in the NEW 2019 Occasions Catalog! Before embossing, I dragged the Sea Form Ink Pad across the inside of the folder to add soft color in the impressions!

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The base card is Sea Foam with a layer of Basic Grey. Send a card to someone who needs a hug!

 


Swaps

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Kathy Johnson of Forest Hill, MD is the creator of this crisp, pretty swap card! It features Serene Garden Bundle of 8 stamps and 6 dies #148395.

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Kathy used Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers for the color. Very nice, Kathy!

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This is a nice, simple holiday card I received as a swap, but don't have a name to give credit. This stamp set is the versatile Sheltering Tree #137163.

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Wink of Stella #141897 adds frosty shimmer to the wintery tree! Lovely!

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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!