Sunday, May 23, 2021

Fern Sympathy - Stampin' Up! Forever Fern - Paper Players 542

   The Paper Players are back with a new challenge today!  Jaydee has given us a lovely sketch to work with this time.  

  Unfortunately I needed a sympathy card this week so this sketch came in handy so I didn't have to start from scratch.  I pulled out a nice sheet of the Beauty of the Earth DSP and layered that with some Whisper White and Misty Moonlight.  I always feel that nature themes are a safe bet for sympathy cards.


  The images and dies in the Forever Fern set go well with the the leaves on this pattern so I cut one out in Whisper White and adhered it to a Misty Moonlight stitched oval and the oval is popped on dimensionals.  The rounded corners on the background soften the edges and also echo the oval shape.

  The sentiment from Inspired Thoughts is stamped in Misty Moonlight following the sketch.  Finally I colored a length of crinkled seam binding ribbon with my Mossy Meadow dark Blends marker and tied it in a knot for the stem.

  The Paper Players Design Team has loads of inspiration for you for this challenge as well as projects throughout the week:

Anne Marie

Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Inspired Thoughts

Ink: Misty Moonlight

Blends: Mossy Meadow dark

Paper: Misty Moonlight, Whisper White, Beauty of the Earth DSP

Accessories: corner rounder, stitched oval dies (retired), Forever Flourishing dies, dimensionals, crinkled seam binding ribbon


  1. Beautiful sympathy the pretty colors!

  2. Beautiful, Amanda! I agree - nature themes work so well for sympathy cards. This one is so serene, and I know it will bring comfort to the recipient. May you have a wonderful week!

  3. Such a pretty sympathy card and sorry to hear you needed it. I love blue on sympathy cards...and that shade is so soothing to me. I am sure the recipient will appreciate it.

  4. Love the colors in this DSP....and the foliage is so pretty! A great choice for a beautiful sympathy card!

  5. Lovely Sympathy card. I like the patterned paper and the die you used.

  6. I love the combination of soft blue with green foliage, there is something very calming about it which makes your design perfect for a sympathy card. Lovely and I'm sure to be appreciated by the recipient.

  7. Amanda, Misty Moonlight is my favorite color and you used it beautifully in your card. I love the soft, calming colors. Perfect for a sympathy card.

  8. What a gorgeous sympathy card! I love the soft blue and the foliage. Such a peaceful card! They are always difficult to create. Enjoy this long holiday weekend, My Friend!

  9. I agree with the others. The colors and nature theme are soothing and perfect for a sympathy card. Great take on the sketch

  10. Such a beautiful card, Amanda! You just added that DSP to my next order for sure. I love the soft colors and how you popped in that simple die cut branch as an accent. Just gorgeous!


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