Simple Touch of Sympathy

Unfortunately, there are times in our lives that we need to make sympathy cards. I prefer floral cards with a small spot of color. I enjoy sponging color onto the wooden Touches of Nature Elements. Just make sure you protect your table. Use a scrap of paper and sponge onto the wooden piece while it’s laying on it. If you try to hold it while sponging, the ink will not cover it completely. This card also uses a couple retired products, but you can always substitute similar ribbon and Designer Series Paper.

Simple Touch of Sympathy

Stamp Set:  Flourishing Phrases
Cardstock:  Old Olive, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Painted Blooms*
Ink:  Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Wild Wasabi
Lovelies: Touches of Nature Elements, Whisper White Organza Ribbon*, Old Olive Bakers Twine, Pearl Basic Jewels
Tools:  Layering Ovals Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Stampin’ Sponges
*Retired Product

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Flourishing Sympathies

I unfortunately needed to make a few sympathy cards. I decided to make all 3 with the same layout. All the stunning dies are from the Flourish Thinlits collection.  They are beautifully detailed and the Big Shot Die Brush works wonders with removing all the little cut out pieces. The Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder creates a nice, subtle background that doesn’t detract from the flowers and sentiment.  I mixed up the color schemes on each one. Which do you like the most?

flourishing-sympathies

Stamp Set: Flourishing Phrases
Cardstock:  Blushing Bride, Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Perfect Plum, Pink Pirouette, Rich Razzleberry, Rose Red, So Saffron, Soft Suede, Whisper White
Ink:  Perfect Plum
Lovelies:  Pearl Basic Jewels, Linen Thread
Tools:  Triple Banner Punch, Layering Ovals Framelits, Flourish Thinlits, Lots of Labels Framelits, Woodgrain TIEF, Big Shot, Precision Base Plate, Magnetic Platform, Big Shot Die Brush

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Flourish Note

I have a friend that appears to be going through a tough time right now. I don’t know any specifics, nor do I need to. I just need to let her know she’s in my thoughts and prayers. I decided to CASE a previous card I had made (you can see it HERE). I decided against having a splatter background.  I wanted to keep it CAS (Clean and Simple).  I just love the sparkle of the Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper and the random Rhinestones.  I’m sure my friend will appreciate it. Hugs to you!

flourish-note

Stamp Set: Flourishing Phrases
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Designer Specialty Paper:  Love Blossoms DSP Stack*, Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper
Ink:  Blushing Bride
Lovelies:  Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Tools:  Triple Banner Punch, Flourish Thinlits, Big Shot, Precision Base Plate, Die Brush, Fine Tip Glue Pen

*Retired Product

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Hummingbird Thank You

I always like to include a card with orders I receive.  I wanted to do a soft, CAS (Clean and Simple) card. I settled on the Picture Perfect stamp set.  It’s been collecting dust because doing 4-step stamping can be very intimidating. They are by no means perfect, but I think the hummingbird is lovely. It is perfectly sized on the Whisper White Notecards, which are 5″ x 3/5″.  I love the hazy effect of sponging Soft Sky and Pear Pizzazz for the background. The colors I used for each of the steps are:
1. Smoky Slate
2. Wild Wasabi
3. Marina Mist (stamped off once)
4. Marina Mist

Hummingbird Thank You

Stamp Set: Picture Perfect, Flourishing Phrases
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Ink:  Marina Mist, Pear Pizzazz, Smoky Slate, Soft Sky, Wild Wasabi
Lovelies:  Subtles Enamel Shapes

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Flourishing Love

I have a business conference to attend about 4 hours away from home. I thought it would be nice to remind my daughter that I’ll miss her and I’m only a phone call or text away. I love the subtleness of using vellum for the butterflies and using the pearls for the body. To make it extra special, I used some DSP to make a matching envelope. I just love these colors together. So soft and pretty. The phrases in Flourishing Phrases are so diverse and they have such a lovely font.  I had decided to purchase this set in wood mount so I can easily use the Stamp-a-ma-jig to make sure I stamp the words straight. I don’t seem to have the ability to stamp words straight just by eye-balling it. It is a wonderful tool that I turn to time and time again.  So, without further adieu, here’s the card I made for Miss Hunter:

Flourishing Love

Stamp Set: Flourishing Phrases
Cardstock: Lost Lagoon*, Mint Macaron, Whisper White
Specialty Papers: Blooms & Bliss DSP, Botanical Gardens Vellum Stack*
Ink: Island Indigo
Lovelies:  Pearl Basic Jewels, Island Indigo Ruffled Ribbon*
Tools:  Bitty Butterfly Punch, Small Oval Punch*, Small Scallop Oval Punch*, Envelope Punch Board, Stamp-a-ma-jig

*retired product

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Old & New – Thank You!

I always include a little Thank You card in my Club members’ orders when I deliver them. I appreciate all my ladies!  Today’s thank you card is adorably sized using Stampin’ Up!’s convenient Crumb Cake Notecards. They are 5″ x 3.5″.  Featured on the card is a wonderful new bundle – Flourishing Phrases Stamp Set with the Flourish Thinlits – pure love! I wanted a vintage/collage style and the Timeless Textures Stamp Set makes it work.  I added a quick stamp of leaves from the Flourishing Phrases set on the envelope to pull it all together.  The Layering Ovals Framelits are adorable with the tiny little scallop for the layer.  I hope they like it!

Club Thank You

Stamp Sets: Flourishing Phrases, Timeless Textures
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake Notecards, Pear Pizzazz, Delightful Dijon, Whisper White
Ink:  Pear Pizzazz, Tangelo Twist*
Lovelies:  Tangelo Twist Stitched Satin Ribbon*, Bohemian Designer Washi Tape*, Subtles Candy Dots*, Brights Candy Dots*
Tools:  Layering Ovals Framelits, Flourish Thinlits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Precision Base Plate, Die Brush

*denotes retired product

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