Hello friends. Today's post includes several sympathy cards using different supplies and techniques. Please click on the photos to see more detail on the cards.
For my first card I sponged Memento inks in the corner of a white panel die cut with the Lacy Layers die from Waffle Flower. I finished the card with Memory Box butterfly dies which are so handy because they come in 2 sets of 3 -- the outlines and the backgrounds -- in 3 graduated sizes. I die cut the sentiment three times and glued them on top of each other to give the sentiment more dimension.
For the inside the card I used the piece of cardstock leftover from die cutting the Lacy Layers panel and the outlines cut with the butterflies. Easy! Avery Elle Pink – Avery Elle stamp and matching die With Sympathy; Waffle Flower die Lacy Layers; Memory Box die Cascadia and Leavenworth Butterflies; design inspired by Melania Deasy
The next card is really fast and easy. Be sure to double click this card to see the background embossed with cherry blossoms and accented with crystals. Avery Elle Black and White – Avery Elle stamp and matching die With Sympathy; Taylored Expressions embossing folder Cherry Blossom
For this card a Penny Black flower stamp and edger die are the stars. Avery Elle Blue and White – Avery Elle stamp and matching die With Sympathy; Penny Black die Edger; Penny Black clear stamp set Flowers Sweet; design inspired by Penny Ward
For the pet sympathy card, I die cut a heart window in a white panel that I had die cut with the Memory Box Pierced Rectangles. I stamped the sentiment below the heart window and suspended the sympathy die cut over the window. Next I stamped the word "with" and the dog paw on the gray card and mounted the white panel on the gray card with foam tape to give it dimension. The Avery Elle set is small but packed with sentiments for both people and pets. Avery Elle Pet Sympathy – Avery Elle stamp and matching die With Sympathy; Taylored Expressions die Stitched Hearts Stacklets; Memory Box die Pierced Rectangles; Avery Elle clear stamp set with matching dies More Furry Friends; Impression Obsession stamp From Your Heart; design inspired by Karolyn Loncon
The Poppystamps Dogwood Blossom dies have been very popular because they make beautiful cards. Dogwood Corner 2 – Poppystamps die Dogwood Corner; Elizabeth Crafts die With Sympathy; Taylored Expressions embossing folders Dotted Lattice and Leafy Vines
With Sympathy – Poppystamps die Falling Dogwood Blossoms; Elizabeth Crafts die With Sympathy; design inspired by Lezlye Lauterbach Corner Sympathy – Poppystamps die Falling Dogwood Blossoms; Memory Box dies Butterflies Cascadia and Leavenworth; Taylored Expressions stamp set Flowers for a Year; design inspired by Pam Going Postal
From the Archives
Two very popular cards from the archives follow. The first card features a kraft panel embossed with the Prairie embossing folder from Taylored Expressions then colored with colored pencils. Prairie – Taylored Expressions embossing folder Prairie; Penny Black clear stamp set Heartfelt; Prismacolor pencils; design inspired by Jami Sibley
This card is so pretty with soft colors behind a neutral gray tree. Tree-Sympathy – Taylored Expressions die Beauty Lies Within 2; TE embossing folder Dotted Lattice; Spellbinders dies Circles; sentiment by Rubbermoon; design inspired by Kim Singdahlsen
I hope you don't need sympathy cards any time soon, but please stop in The Stamp Act for all your papercrafting needs. Thanks!