Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Perennial Sympathy - Stampin' Up! Perennial Petals Dies

   Sympathy cards are never the kind of card that I want to make so I was glad to have a bit of help from a challenge to get one made.  The creative ideas almost always fly right out of the window when I have to make a sympathy card but the Tic Tac Toe Challenge saved the day with their challenge board this week.

  My card used the center-down column which has ribbon/twine, CAS, and tag as the elements to incorporate on the card.

  I started this one with a Soft Sea Foam base then another layer of the same color embossed with the Old World Paper embossing folder.  I added a square vellum doily next.  It doesn't show well in the photo but in real life it's a nice delicate detail in the back.

  I dug through my ribbon scraps to see if anything worked and I came across this strip of what I think is Pear Pizzazz ribbon and some twine left from a years ago banner kit.  Both were just right; I added the ribbon around the middle and the twine was used at the top of the Crumb Cake tag.

  The Perennial Petals dies have this nice sized leaf sprig so I cut 2 of them.  The outline is Pear Pizzazz and then the inside is Soft Sea Foam.  I glued the outline to the tag and then glued the lighter color to the open leaf spaces.

  The sentiment is from the retired Petite Pairs set and is stamped in Pear Pizzazz and then cut out with the Tasteful Label dies and popped up with dimensionals.  The last thing added is a few small adhesive pearls.

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Petite Pairs (retired)

Ink: Pear Pizzazz

Paper: Soft Sea Foam, Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White

Accessories: Tag punch, Perennial Petals dies, Tasteful Label dies, Old World Paper embossing folder, pearls, dimensionals, ribbon (retired), twine (retired)


  1. Amanda, your card is just so beautiful with the soft light green and lovely sprig on the tag! Sympathy cards are just the hardest to create, aren't they? I'm so glad our board provided the inspiration you needed. Thanks so much for joining us at the Tic Tac Toe challenge this week!

  2. Amanda, this is gorgeous! I love that soft green and the feeling of Spring! So happy you joined us at The TTTC this week!


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