Monday, January 19, 2009

Sympathy Cards

My local consignment store called me and asked me to bring in some Sympathy Cards, so off I was on another card-making mission! I made a variety of Sympathy Cards to fit the personality of the giver.
The first card uses the retired Stampin Up! hostess set 'Oh so lovely' and the jar image from 'All Wrapped Up'. I cut two holes with an Exacto Knife on the sides of the jar to wrap a ribbon through. The paper is Basic Grey, Pretty in Pink, and Wild Wasabi. The sentiment is from retired Stampin Up! 'So Very'.
The second card uses an image from Inkadinkado. The paper is Basic Grey and Close to Cocoa. I cut some tiny flowers with my Cuttlebug Spring Die and attached them to the branch the bird is sitting on. I put an adhesive crystal in the center. The sentiment is from retired Stampin Up! 'Brighter Tomorrow'.

The third card uses the "Cut and Emboss" butterfly from Cuttlebug. The paper is a white, iridescent opal I picked up from my local scrap booking store, Apricot Appeal, and Pale Plum. The white edge is the retired Stamping Up! background stamp 'Fine Lace' embossed with white embossing powder.

The fourth card also uses a flower from the 'Oh, so lovely' set and Basic Grey paper.

The lilacs in this card are from the retired Stampin Up! set 'Blossoms Abound'. The red flower is a little flower from a Rubber Stamp Tapestry set. This card is an example of Two-Step Stamping.

This card uses the retired Stampin Up! set 'Symbols of Salvation'. The ivy is a little stamp from a Rubber Stamp Tapestry set. I put a piece of vellum over the cross to soften it. Cardstock colors are Sage Shadow, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, and Very Vanilla: the color challenge colors on Paper Craft Planet last week. I mounted up the sentiment on dimensionals, and embossed the Sage Shadow panel with the Cuttlebug 'Floral Screen' embossing folder.

My final card uses the retired Stampin Up! set 'Heartspeak' for the main image and the retired background stamp 'Floral Screen'. The main image panel is mounted up on dimensionals. The cardstock colors are So Saffron, Tangerine Tango, and Wild Wasabi. I stamped the Floral Screen image in Old Olive ink. The tag is Cuttlebug and I hand-wrote the sentiment.
I hope no one needs to buy my sympathy cards at the store for a long, long, time and they just sit and gather dust. That would be perfectly fine for me! But if the need does arise for someone to make a purchase, I hope these cards give comfort to the recipient.
Have a good day! Amy


  1. Amy, these are beautiful! Sympathy cards are difficult to make, but these would surely comfort someone!

  2. Gorgeous cards. I love the first one with the jar and tag.

  3. These are gorgeous! Each one is beautiful in it's own right!! Good job! I need to find a shop that calls me for cards ... any suggestions on how to do that??? Great job my friend!!

  4. Gorgeous luv it
    thanks for stopping by

  5. I love the butterfly card Amy. It would be perfect for Hospice. Thanks for the idea...hope it's ok if I copy.


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