Heartfelt Sympathy Card

Heartfelt Sympathy Card

Even though we often need them, creating a heartfelt sympathy card can be very difficult.  It does not matter whether it is for a loved one or a casual friend; they become a necessary part of our card making repertoire.

Heartfelt Sympathy Card

Wanting to design a card that was not only easy to replicate, but timeless, and thought-provoking, the Love of Leaves bundle, came to mind. With minimal stamping and the simplicity of a single leaf, this card ultimately expresses heartfelt sympathy.

Heartfelt Sympathy Card

In addition to the simple leaf image, I added layers of Gold Foil, Whisper White cardstock, and Gold Embossing Powder.

I am hopeful the recipient will appreciate the calmness this card portrays and the thoughts of nature.  When the time comes, and you require a sympathy card, I hope this will come to mind, and you too will create one.

 

Card Dimensions

  • THICK Whisper White cardstock (card base) — 4-1/4″ x 11″; score and fold at 5-1/2″
  • Gold Foil Sheet (1st layer) — 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″
  • Whisper White cardstock (2nd layer) — 3-3/8″ x 4-5/8″ – emboss the sentiment with Gold Embossing powder
  • Gold Foil Sheet (3rd layer) — 2-5/8″ x 3-7/8″
  • Whisper White cardstock (4th layer) — 2-1/2″ x 3-3/4″ – die-cut with the stitched leaf die
  • Gold Foil Sheet — 2-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ – embossed with leaf die and place under the “4th layer” piece of Whisper White cardstock

 

If you do not see my video, please click here to watch on YouTube.

 

Project Supply List

Love Of Leaves Bundle (English)

 
Well Said Cling Stamp Set

 
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock

 
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

 
Gold Foil Sheets

 
Paper Trimmer

 
Cutting Blades Multipack

 
Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder

 
Heat Tool (Us And Canada)

 
Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack

 
Whisper White Medium Envelopes

 
Paper Snips

 
Stampin' Dimensionals

 
Stampin' Seal

 
Multipurpose Liquid Glue

 

 

Forever Blossoms Thank You card

Thank you card using Forever Blossoms stamp set from Stampin' Up!

It seems as though I always need thank you cards; I especially love this Forever Blossoms thank you card. The Forever Blossoms stamp set is so versatile, especially with the matching Cherry Blossom dies.

I colored the Forever Blossoms images with the SU! Blends Alcohol Markers. Yes, coloring can seem intimidating. However, it isn’t. Just a few simple tricks, and you, too, can create beautifully colored images.

Thank you card using Forever Blossoms stamp set from Stampin' Up!

Take a moment to watch my video below and learn just how simple coloring with SU! Blends can be!

Forever Blossoms Thank You card

Hopefully, you will take time to create this lovely Forever Blossoms Thank You card.

 

Card Dimensions

  • THICK Whisper White (card base) — 4-1/4″ x 11″; score and fold at 5-1/2″
  • Basic Black (1st layer) — 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Whisper White (2nd layer) — 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (emboss the bottom 3/4 of cardstock with the Absolutely Argyle Embossing Folder)
  • Basic Black (3rd layer) — 3/4″ x 3-7/8″
  • Whisper White — 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (stamp two floral images, color with Blends, and die cut with the cherry blossom dies)
  • Basic Black (small strip for the inside of the card) — 3/4″ x 4-1/4″

 

If you do not see my video, please click here to watch on YouTube

 

Project Supply List

Forever Blossoms Cling Stamp Set (English)

 
Free As A Bird Cling Stamp Set

 
Cherry Blossoms Dies

 
Absolutely Argyle 3D Embossing Folder

 
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock

 
Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

 
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad

 
Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets

 
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush

 
Whisper White Medium Envelopes

 
Paper Trimmer

 
Cutting Blades Multipack

 
Multipurpose Liquid Glue

 
Stampin' Seal

 
Black Stampin' Dimensionals Combo Pack

 
Floral Grid Paper

 
Simply Shammy

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parisian Beauty Birthday Card

Parisian Beauty Birthday Card

I love the look of my Parisian Beauty Birthday Card.  I had such a fun time putting all the parts together to form a beautiful but elegant card.

Repetition stamping can sometimes be quite tricky.  However, the Parisian Beauty sentiment easily lines up; don’t be afraid to try it.  Did you notice the beautiful embossed background?  I used the Country Floral 3D embossing folder.  One of my very favorites!

I find it helps to repeat a color three times on my cards.  In particular, the gold-edged ribbon, the gold on the Golden Honey DSP, and the gold embossed Eiffel tower.  Consequently, the color repetition helps your eye travel across the card and adds continuity to the design.  

Parisian Beauty Birthday Card

Did you notice the fleur-de-lis stamped in Blushing Bride?  It adds just that touch of color to tie everything together.  I love my simple, elegant card.  Hopefully, you are inspired to stamp your own Parisian Beauty Birthday card.

My SU! Color Palette

 

Card Dimensions

  • Basic Black cardstock (card base) — 4-1/4 x 11; scored and folded at 5-1/2
  • Blushing Bride cardstock (embossed layer) — 4 x 5-1/4
  • Golden Honey Designer Series Paper (DSP) — 2-1/2 x 4
  • Basic Black cardstock (layer) — 2-3/8 x 4-3/8   PLUS   scrap for backing the sentiment
  • Whisper White cardstock (stamped layer) — 2-1/4 x 4-1/4  PLUS  scrap for the sentiment
  • Whisper White cardstock (inside of card) — 3-3/4 x 5

 

If you do not see my video, click here to watch on YouTube

 

 

Project Supply List

Parisian Beauty Bundle (English)

 
Itty Bitty Greetings Cling-Mount Stamp Set

 
Country Floral 3D Embossing Folder

 
3D Embossing Folder Plate

 
Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

 
Blushing Bride 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

 
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

 
Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper

 
Whisper White Medium Envelopes

 
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad

 
Blushing Bride Classic Stampin' Pad

 
Versamark Pad

 
Gold 3/8" (1 Cm) Metallic-Edge Ribbon

 
Embossing Buddy

 
Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder

 
Heat Tool (Us And Canada)

 
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush

 
Black Stampin' Dimensionals Combo Pack

 
Multipurpose Liquid Glue

 
Snail Adhesive

 
Paper Trimmer

 
Simply Shammy

 
Floral Grid Paper

 

 

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