With Sympathy

Today’s share is one I saw while surfing the web, but for the life of me can’t find the original when you want it.  I have changed the stamps & colours.  Thank you so much for your inspiration.

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Until next time, Happy Stampin’


 119. With Sympathy – Rose Wonder


Having a bit of a Play

I was playing around the other day when I was supposed to be preparing for my Volunteer Class.  The supplies were all sort of sitting on the desk waiting to be put away in their proper places when an idea jumped into my head.

When I look at it, it is a quick 5 minute card.  If only it took me 5 minutes to create.

I don’t have a tutorial for this card, but will go through how I created it.

To create the mask, I cut the centre from a piece of scrap paper using the small frame from the Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits.  I applied 2-Way Glue to the back of it, allowed to dry & adhered it to a piece of 5 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ or 14cm x 10cm Very Vanilla CS.  Once dry, 2-Way Glue adheres temporary, so this is perfect for creating masks.

I sponged Crumb Cake Ink all over that I wouldn’t have any sponge marks on my card.  I then went around the edges a little darker using Crumb Cake.

I then spritzed a little water onto my fingers & randomly flicked it over the sponged area.  This created the water marks on my card & add a little bit of interest to the background.

I stamped the image from Moon Lake (Retired) & the sentiment from Petite Pairs in Early Espresso Ink prior to adhering to a piece of Early Espresso Card & finally to the Base Card – Very Vanilla.

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006aa-wm-blogSupplies used –

Card #2

My card today is one created for our challenge for the month of March.

I’m not sure if you are aware, but I’ve started giving a challenge to all my customers & classes each month to get their creative3 March 2015 juices flowing.  I think it is a great way to “think outside the box”.  Not all the ladies have Stampin’ Up! supplies which doesn’t bother me in the least, as long as they are happy enough to sit & create with what they have.

For my 2nd card I decided to use the Free DSP “Irresistibly Yours” from the current SAB Catalogue.  This paper is to die for!  The biggest decision when using this paper is trying to decide what design & colour/r you are going to use.

022-wm-blogI decided to step outside my comfort zone & go with colours from left field for me – Coastal Cabana & Blackberry Bliss.  I wasn’t too sure where I was going with the card or where it would lead me, but I am more than happy with the final result.  I must admit I love these colours together.

If you check out my last card, you will agree that it is totally different & no comparison in any way, but hey that is what challenges are all about.

I actually embossed my Butterflies with Clear Embossing Powder.  I don’t know why, but I love my cut out Butterfly embossed, it just seems to pop when I do it!

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50. Butterfly Basics – With Deepest Sympathy


Blooming with Happiness

I love this Stamp Set. You can use it for any occasion, including Sympathy which is how I’ve used the set on my card today.014a

The card is one we created in our Technique Class yesterday using the good old “Rock n Roll” technique.

After pulling out a sheet of Old Olive CS, I wanted to use colours that you wouldn’t see together very often, especially for a Sympathy card, but I like how they all came together.  I even managed to toss in “Basic Gray“.  Mind you, I didn’t have a Sympathy card in mind to do, but after doing a market last Sunday, I am a little low on them, so this is a great way to getting them back up in numbers.

Ok, I will let you in on a little secret – I did consult my fantastic & never failing “Colour Coach“.  If you don’t have one of these little tools, do yourself a favour & purchase one, you won’t regret it.  It must be one of the most used items I’ve ever purchased!

014---Close-UpaInstead of just stamping the image direct onto the Very Vanilla CS, I randomly added small dots from the “Gorgeous Grunge” Stamp Set using Basic Gray by “stamping off” first.  The flower image was then stamped over the top.

I love mixing up my stamp sets to create cards.  This way you get to use them twice as much.  I think it gives the card a little more depth.

Mind you, it was up to the individual class members if they wanted to do the same.  A couple of the ladies did, while a couple of them choice not to.

For the inside of my card, I repeated the Technique by applying Pumpkin Pie Ink to the 012aimage first, then “Rocking & Rolling” Rich Razzleberry Ink around the edges prior to stamping onto Very Vanilla CS & adhering to the inside of the card.

If you would like to learn this great little technique, I am only too happy to come along & show you.  I will be repeating this technique again next month in one of my Technique Classes, so be sure to check out the Workshop/Class Dates at the top of the page.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’


Supplies used to create my card –

Sending Sympathy….

Our card today is a Triple Layer Card we created in Crafty Creations at the Caloundra Community Centre this afternoon.   The ladies loved it, although we did have a few accidents – ink accidents, ie….

Not only could your imagination go wild thinking of different placements for the front, but they are an easy card to create as well as having a every effective card at the end.

I don’t usually create bright cards, but tend to use the Neutral & Subtle Colour Families.  When doing classes I like to think “outside the square“, so to speak which means I tend to take into account what each person likes including colours & styles. It would be a very boring world if we liked all the same, wouldn’t it?

Supplies used to create this card –
Stamp Set  –  Stippled Blossoms (C) – 126747, Petite Pairs(C) – 122497
Ink  –  Pink Pirouette – 126956, Primrose Petals – 126858, Old Olive – 126953, Wild Wasabi – 126959
Cardstock  –  Whisper White – 106549, Old Olive – 106576
Punches  –  Large Oval – 119855
Ribbon  –  3/8″ Stitched – Primrose Petals – 126844
Accessories  –  Big Shot – 113439, Snail Adhesive – 104332, Stampin’ Dimensionals – 104430, Glue Dots – 103683
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Sending Sympathy….

I needed a Sympathy Card to post out this week, so I dug up one of the rare cards that I saved.  I’ve cased (copied & shared everything) from Sarah Willis  I’m not even sure where I come across it or when I come across it.  It is quiet an old card as it uses a stamp set from last year’s SAB.

Thanks so much Sarah for the inspiration!

The Framed Tulips EF is not one that I have used a lot, so thought it gave me the perfect opportunity to dig it out of the box & dust it down.  I quite like the result of the EF but believe me it was hard not to use my favourite Perfect Polka Dots.  In saying that, if you look closely, I managed to get it on here anyhow.

Supplies –
Stamp Set              Petite Pairs – 122497, Fresh Vintage – SAB 2012
Ink                           Soft Suede – 126978
Cardstock              Very Vanilla – 106550, Soft Suede – 119982
EmbossingFolder Framed Tulips – 121809, Perfect Polka Dots – 117335
Punches                 1 3/8” Circle – 119860
Framelits                Labels Collections – 125598
Markers                  Subtles – 119700
Accessories           Big Shot – 113439, Snail Adhesive – 104332, Stampin’ Dimensionals – 104430, Pearls – 119247
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Our challenge over at Sunny Challenges & Creations has been set by Gwen.  She has been very kind to us this week as there is no sketch, but we are requested to create a Card, 3-D Project or even a Scrapbook Page with a “Sympathy Theme“.

I actually completed my card for a couple of challenges ago, but when I went to post it, realised that I had the wrong challenge.  I have since used the card, so it is no longer in my possession.

I love the little rose which is in Stamp Set “Papaya Collage“.  It seems to suit any occasion & I have used it a lot of late.  In fact this is one of the cards we created in our Stamping Classes this month.

I love the clean simple look of the card. 

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Don’t forget to head on over to check out what Gwen, Kris & Maria have created for this challenge.
Until next time, Happy Stampin! 

Bloomin’ with Kindness…..

… is the Stamp Set I used today for the Sympathy Card I had to create.  I do know this is one type of card we never like to create.  In saying that, I usually have a small stack in amongst my cards, but of course as with any card, when I need one, I don’t go for the stack I have, I usually try & create one to suit the person it is intended or for their family.

One of the ladies from our Friday’s class lost her mum last week, so I took the card & got everyone to sign it for her.  I can now show the card as she will have received it by now.  I created it in Patty’s favourite colours & as it turned out a “Monochromic” Card – that is, using 2 or more tones of the one colour. 

I decided to keep it fairly plain as I didn’t want to go overboard with it & I finally got to use the Delicate Designs Embosslits with the matching Large Scallop Edgelits.  Don’t you just love that with Stampin’ Up! – the way everything matches & co-ordinates……….

Of course the tutorial for you to create your own version
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With Sympathy…..

Today’s card is one I created for a challenge, but the challenge closed before I could post it as I completely forgot all about it. 

I then decided to use it for my Friday Crafty Creations Class a couple of weeks ago.  This year we are trying to create some of our cards with different folds while at the same time, still trying to do cards that are not expensive to create at home.

 A couple of the ladies did have a little trouble getting their head around the concept of the Window Sheet being in the middle & why we were cutting out card at the front, but after a LOT of explaining, showing & playing, we eventually got to complete it. 

The sentiment is a non-Stampin’ Up! stamp.  It is easily able to be substitued for a SU! stamp.

I love the monochromic colours in a card.  They are a little different & sometimes a little harder to tie them in together than adding other colours.

Close – Up
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Inspired by Nature….

…. has been retired, but I used it for our Volunteer class last Friday.  We did a little bit of sponging, cutting, stamping off, scoring as well as creating what I call a “Single Panel Step Card”  Come to think of it, I don’t think I ever posted the original we did in a Technique Class.  Will have to find it & post it.

The ladies enjoyed this class as we created a card using a different fold plus a couple of small basic techniques.

On the list this year is to attempt different folds as well as a couple of other things.  It is always fun creating cards a little bit different.

I am really happy with the end result as I sort of started with no idea or picture in my mind.

Close Up…
And for the instructions……
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