Hardwood Love & Sympathy Card – Stampin’ Up!

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.

Love & Sympathy 1 - Stamp With Amy K

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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.

Love & Sympthay 3 - Stamp With Amy K

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.

Love & Sympathy 2 - Stamp With Amy K

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.

Love & Sympathy - Stamp With Amy K

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.

Love & Sympathy 4 - Stamp With Amy K

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)

10 thoughts on “Hardwood Love & Sympathy Card – Stampin’ Up!

  1. this is a beautiful card. Looks just like it is in a wooden frame. Thank you for sharing it with us.

  2. This is an absolutely beautiful card! It’s very elegant yet down to earth. I really love the way you put it all together. I am sorry it had to be a sympathy card for your friend however, she will experience comfort with this beautiful card honoring her mother. TFS this amazing card!

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