Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Stamp-A-Stack Sympathy Card

  Here is another project made using a few of the new In Colors being released in a few days.  One of my stamping ladies requested that we make a sympathy card for this past stamp-a-stack.  Those are the cards you never really want to sit down to make but need to be sent nevertheless and you don't want to put it off too long.  So now my stamping ladies have a set of sympathy cards to use when the occasion arises.

The base and top layers are Naturals White cardstock which really add a lot of depth and interest.  On the left corner of the base I stamped the mini background stamp Fine Flourish in River Rock to give a subtle pattern to the torn corner.  I ran the top layer through the Big Shot with the Flower Garden embossing folder which is in the Summer Mini catalog.  Using sponge daubers and the Calypso Coral and Lucky Limeade ink pads I lightly colored the raised image by tapping or dragging the daubers against the flowers and leaves.  I made the centers of the flowers darker than the petals for more interest.  For the sentiment I used the Thoughts & Prayers set which is new to me.  I borrowed a friends set when I needed to make a few sympathy cards and decided that the sentiments were just right and bought my own set for the stamp-a-stack. 

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Thoughts & Prayers

Ink: Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade, Black, River Rock

Paper: Naturals White, Lucky Limeade

Accessories: Flower Garden embossing folder, sponge daubers


  1. Nice work! I really like the subtle colors you achieved by lightly sponging the embossed image ... I have this embossing folder and will certainly try this technique. Your card design is very pretty and so appropriate for a sympathy card.

  2. So beautiful. Those are the hardest to make for me! Thanks for sharing how you made it too! Hugs...

  3. Wow, this is a beautiful card Amanda. I will definitely be copying. :)


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  5. Very pretty and fits the occasion so well. I will have to case this one! Your cards are always gorgeous!


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