It’s always difficult to have to make a sympathy card, this one is going to a friend who recently lost her mother. My friend is an outdoor person so I thought that the Hardwood stamp mixed with the flowers from the Love & Sympathy stamp set would be perfect for her.
My card design was inspired by Freshly Made Sketches #128.
I started by coloring the flower image from the Love & Sympathy stamp set (wood mount and clear mount) with my Stampin’ Write Markers, then stamping it on a Sahara Sand panel. I stamped the sentiment from the Loving Thoughts stamp set (wood mount and clear mount) in Soft Suede ink on a Pool Party Core’dinations Card Stock panel (from the Subtles Core’dinations Card Stock pack) and I adhered the two panels together with SNAIL.
I wrapped a piece of Soft Suede 3/8″ Taffeta Ribbon around the panel and adhered it with SNAIL, then I adhered the stamped panel to a Sahara Sand card base with SNAIL.
I stamped the image from the Hardwood stamp (wood mount and clear mount) in Soft Suede ink on a Soft Suede panel, then cut it into four 11/16″ strips. I cut the two shorter strips at an angle on both ends so that it created a picture frame look. The strips were then adhered to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals and I added a little SNAIL under the angled pieces that overlapped so that they were held securely in place.
I tied a bow using the Soft Suede 3/8″ Taffeta Ribbon and I adhered it to the card front with a Glue Dot to complete it.
To complete the inside of the card, I colored the flower image from the Love & Sympathy stamp set again with my Stampin’ Write Markers and I stamped it once on scrap paper, then again on a Whisper White panel. I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig and I stamped the sentiment from that stamp set in Soft Suede ink over the flower image.
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Stampin’ Up! items used to create this card:
Stamps: Love & Sympathy (128652 wood, 122797 clear); Loving Thoughts (128436 wood, 125845 clear); Hardwood (133032 wood, 133035 clear)
Embellishments: Soft Suede 3/8″ Taffeta Ribbon (122967)
Card Stock: Sahara Sand (121043) – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base, 3″ x 3-1/4″ panel; Soft Suede (115318) – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ panel (cut down to four 11/16″ strips); Whisper White (100730) – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside card); Subtles Core’dinations Card Stock (129954) – 1″ x 3″ panel
Ink: Soft Suede Classic Stampin’ Pad (126978); Pool Party & Pear Pizzazz Stampin’ Write Markers (131263)
Tools: Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049)
Adhesive: SNAIL (104332); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Glue Dots (103683)