Wednesday, June 2

With Sympathy

Hello my friends! I hope you are having a great day. I am having a good stamping day, I have a lot of projects to make and also prepare a class I am giving this Friday. I am excited to be so busy. Anyway, this morning my husband asked me if I had a couple of Sympathy cards for a couple of officers who lost their parents last week, sadly I didn't have any, so I just made these 2 today. Sympathy cards are always hard to make for me, you don't want to put too much neither want to create a sad card.

So very sorry card: I used 2S4U sketch. I kept this card basically white with a bit of Vintage look. My card base is White PL (Gina K), I matted it with a piece of White (SU). First I punched the borders, then I stamped the sentiment in Rich cocoa, after that I cuttlebuged 3/4 of the white piece. Then I stamped the images, cut and embossed in Desert Sand Ink. Finally I stamped the little butterfly in Clear emboss ink and added some Gold ep, heated, cut and adhered. I sponged the borders and adhered to the card. Finally I added some White Liquid Pearls.

Card recipe:
Card Stock: White (Gina K), White (SU)
Ink: Memento Desert Sand , Memento Rich Cococa, Clear embossing pad.
Stamps: Images from Hope Grows (Gina K), Sentiment from Botanicals (Gina K)
Embellishments: White Liquid Pearls (Ranger)
Accessories: Sunburst Border Punch (Fiskars), Cuttebug, Swiss Dots folder,  Circle Nestabilities, Daubers, Foam tape, Mini glue dots.

With Deepest Sympathy: For this card I used the sketch from CPS. I started my card with a piece of White PL (Gina K), I matted a piece of Innocent Pink (Gina K) and white (SU), I stamped the sentiment, then cuttlebugged (textile folder), sponged and distressed the borders. Adhered the ribbon around. The butterflies were stamped in White  CS (SU) using gold embossing powder, cut one whole butterfly and then cut half of the other one. Adheres to card. Finally I added 3 tiny gold rhinestones.

Card Recipe:
Card Stock: White PL (Gina K), White (SU), Innocent Pink (Gina K).
Stamps: Hope Grows (Gina K)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Memento desert Sand (for sponging), Clear embossing pad.
Embellishments: Pink Satin Ribbon (Offray), Gold Rhinestones (Recollections).
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Textile folder, Daubers, Scor-Tape.

Hope you like my cards.
Have a great day!


  1. This is lovely!
    Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!

  2. love that subtle bit of color against the white! Gorgeous!!!

  3. A lovely heartfelt condolence card. Beautiful.

  4. Your cards could not be lovelier!

  5. gorgeous and elegant cards, I always have issues making sympathy cards, you certainly don't