Woven Heirlooms for Sympathy

The theme for Kylie Bertucci’s Blog Highlights is encouragement. When does someone need encouragement more that at the time of the passing of a loved one? I think the new Woven Heirlooms stamp set is absolutely perfect for this type of card.

 

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I’ve entered this card in Kylie Bertucci’s Blog Highlights this month. Would you go over to her blog and vote for my card, #5? Just click on the heart in the upper right hand corner to vote. Thanks!

 

 

Design Notes for Woven Heirlooms Card:

You know how much I love heat embossing. I thought the white embossing was in keeping with the colors in the Woven Threads Designer Series Paper. And don’t you love that piece cut with the Stitched Labels Framelits?

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I cut out two of them so that I could use one on the inside of the card.

 

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I like using butterflies on any card but especially a sympathy card. They seem so hopeful. For this, I stamped the butterflies (from Butterfly Gala stamp set) on vellum. Next, I punched out both butterflies from card stock and then mounted the vellum ones on the cardstock.

 

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Farewell to Lovely As A Tree!

As much as I love to make cards, and I do love to make cards, I don’t enjoy making sympathy cards. It’s not as hard if I make them ahead as I did this card. I can hardly believe that the stamp set I used, Lovely As a Tree, is going to retire! I think it is one of the first stamp sets I bought. It never has failed to be part of a lovely card.

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Design Notes for Lovely As A Tree Card:

Well, as you might know, I love to heat emboss. This card shows a technique called emboss resist. When I was a kid, I recall creating a Halloween picture with crayons and then painting over it with black paint. The crayon drawing resisted the paint and showed through. I thought that was the greatest! Emboss resist is the same principal.

  • Use Versamark to stamp image.
  • Cover image with clear embossing powder and heat.
  • Use Daubers or sponges to go over the image.
  • Lightly wipe the image to remove any color.

I used Daubers to color over the image. Here are the colors.

I like this color combination. Remeber, Tranquil Tide is retiring so get any ink, card stock or ribbon now while it is in stock.

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Tranquil Tide is not the only retiring product I used. Lovely As a Tree will retire, sad to say. It is currently available in either wood mount or clear mount. Buy it today!

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Lasting Lily – Perfect for Sympathy

I hate it when I need a sympathy card and don’t have one ready. Yesterday, I decided to work ahead a bit. As I looked through my stamp sets, I realized I had not used the perfectly wonderful, Lasting Lily. As if the stamp set itself were not wonderful enough, I got it for FREE. Lasting Lily is one of the choices for Sale-A-Bration. More on that later.

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Of course, you could easily use a birthday sentiment or Thank You or thinking of you. Any of those would work well.

I also made this card for this week’s Global Design Project Sketch Challenge. Just click on the image below to go to the site and see all of the wonderful cards made with this great sketch.

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Design Notes for Lasting Lily Card:

The sketch on the challenge featured an oval. Well, I liked that but wanted to change the orientation. I thought the flower would look better. The frame around the flower is from the Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper. Such great paper – one side is white, the other side is cream color.

I used a few drops of the Mossy Meadow Ink Refill and an Aqua Painter to add some color to the background. The layer behind the flower is some paper from the Floral Romance Designer Series Paper package.

The show stopper for this card is the flower. Don’t you love the way that flower has some real texture?  This stamp set has stamps that are “Distinktive”. That is, they have a special texture to give a more realistic look.

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It’s a Sheltering Tree Kind of Day

The day I made this card, it was rainy and windy. I stamped the tree from Sheltering Tree without any leaves to reflect the weather!  A friend recently lost his grandmother and I wanted to make a special card for him. Don’t you think the trees are appropriate for a sympathy card?

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While I made this card with a masculine appeal in mind, I think you could send it to anyone.

Design Notes for Sheltering Tree Card:

The central image, the trees, were stamped in Soft Suede. But, did you notice that some are darker than others? For the tree on the right, I stamped the image directly onto the card stock. For the other two trees, I stamped off. That means, I inked up the stamp, stamped on a piece of scrap paper than stamped on the card stock. This really easy technique gives some depth to the images. You can stamp off once or even two times for a great effect. Here’s the same tree stamped off two times.

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For the card I made, I overlapped the trees to give the effect of a forest.

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Painted Glass for Sympathy

I try to have some sympathy cards at the ready. Unfortunately, I needed one this week and though I had some, I wanted something special. I went to the Painted Glass stamp set for the sentiment and the butterfly.

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I think it’s a little bit of a different color combination for a sympathy card, but I hope my friend will like it.

 

 

Design Notes for Painted Glass Sympathy Card:

I think butterflies are a perfect symbol for a sympathy card. Originally I thought I would put the butterflies all down the side and stamped four on the piece of paper. Naturally, to stamp in a nice column like that, I used my Stamparatus, I placed the stamp, inked it up, stamped, then moved the plate down to the next hinge. This is called – you guessed it – hinge stamping! After I stamped all the butterflies, I colored them in with Stampin’ Blends.

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After I embossed the piece of Mint Macaron with one of the Petal Pear Embossing Folder, I sponged over the flowers a bit with some Mint Macaron ink. That always makes the embossed design pop.

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Finally, after I stamped the sentiment, I cut it out with one of the Stitched Labels Framelits. I also backed the piece with a piece of Mint Macaron so that the openings would all show the same thing.

 

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