With Heartfelt Sympathy


I find making Sympathy cards can be especially tough because of the emotions you are experiencing at this time, and yet the level of personalization you can achieve with a handmade card simply can’t be matched by the normal offerings found in most stores.

The main image on the front of today’s card is Country Landscape by Magenta.  The text stamps and inside tree image are from the Stampin’ Up sets Heartfelt Sympathy and In The Meadow.  The bird and deer silhouette images inside the card are from Penny Black’s Nature’s Friends set.

I sponged on the following Stampin’ Up inks to color the background on the front image: Marina Mist, Pool Party, Pacific Point, Dapper Denim, Night of Navy, Pear Pizzaz, and Old Olive.  All images and text were stamped with Stampin’ Up’s Basic Black. (My Misti stamping tool made stamping the images a breeze!)


Sympathy inside

Inside of Card

Sympathy cards can be challenging emotionally, but will surely bring great comfort to the recipient.



Art Impressions Watering Can

Shellie 2016

This card features the Art Impressions mini watercolor stamp set Watering Can, #4761 as well as stamps from the watercolor Foliage Set 1, #4051. The images were colored with Marvy Le Plume II markers: #86 African Violet, #20 Magenta, #50 Ultramarine, #15 Olive Green, and #72 Pine Green.

The image was cut out with a Spellbinders Large Classic Oval die and matted onto black card stock that had been cut out with the Spellbinders Floral Oval die. The background paper (from the Stampin’ Up Bohemian paper collection) was adhered to a 4.25″ x 5.50″ card blank made from Gina K. Designs In The Navy paper.

Hope you enjoyed today’s design.  Have a creative week!


Watercolor Flowers in a Crock

Clara 2016

This card features the Small Crock (#E-14) from Stamps by Judith and several foliage and flower watercolor stamps from Art Impressions.

I used Marvy LePlume II markers to color the images, including Sepia (#45), African Violet (#86), Violet (#8), Magenta (#20), Olive Green (#15), Pine Green (#72), Blue Gray (#41), Sapphire (#100), and English Red (#28).

The patterned paper is from the Stampin’ Up Botanical Blooms collection.

Hope you enjoyed today’s project!

With Heartfelt Sympathy

Recently I had the sad task of creating a sympathy card for a co-worker’s mom.  All of the patterned paper and the main focal image on the front of the card is from the Heartfelt Creations Sun Kissed Paper Collection.  This paper collection features some wonderful images of flowers surrounded by backgrounds of deep blues, greens, and peach colors.

The inside sentiments are from the Stampin’ Up Heartfelt Sympathy photopolymer set.

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