Debrah Warner
Sympathy Card
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Heartfelt Sympathy Card


Card Tutorial

Hello!  Today I have a card making tutorial for you that uses stamps and dies from  Stampin Up.  This is an A2 size card.  Supplies will be listed a the end of this post.

Color Palate

To start my card project I selected a color palate; kraft, ivory, fresh asparagus and edible eggplant.  Paper and inks are from Gina K.   Because I struggle with layering sizes for ease I made myself a list of card layering dimensions.  This way I don’t have to do the math or get out my ruler every time I layer up paper.  This is so helpful! Sympathy Card by Debrah Warner

Heartfelt Sympathy

Everyone needs a good sympathy stamp set in their stamp collection.  One of my go to sets is Heartfelt Sympathy by Stampin Up.  Using my MISTI, I began by stamping the greeting with Edible Eggplant ink on Ivory layering weight card stock. Sympathy card by Debrah Warner

Stencils Add Interest

Next, I added detail to a piece of kraft card stock using two Tim Holtz stencils with Edible Eggplant and Fresh Asparagus inks.

To add even more interest and dimension I stamped the piece with a Swiss Dot background stamp by MFT using white pigment ink by Gina K.  While the pigment ink was still wet, I added clear embossing powder and heat set that to a lovely shine.  I then used Warm Cocoa ink by Gina K to add warmth and depth to the edges of my background.

Then using a discontinued die from Stampin Up, I cut out the greeting and added some Fresh Asparagus ink to the edges using a clean eyeshadow sponge.  Indeed these little things are perfect to add ink to small areas.

Card Layout

Time to layout and assemble.  I used liquid glue to attach my background to a piece of Edible Eggplant card stock cut slightly larger than my background.  Adding some weight with a large stamp block and my scissors, I set it aside to dry.  A liberal amount of foam tape was used to pop up my focal greeting.

Finishing Touches

A personal touch was added to the back of my card, by stamping my “handmade by” stamp with Edible Eggplant ink.  (Link below for handmade by stamp.)   The Heartfelt Sympathy stamp set offers a few sentiments that pair well with the greetings.  To coordinate the inside to the outside I used Fresh Asparagus card stock stamped with that same Swiss Dot background stamp in white ink.  Using a larger die from the same die set I cut an Ivory piece for the sentiment, stamped the sentiment in Fresh Asparagus ink and sponged the edges with Edible Eggplant ink.

Look at the shiny Swiss Dots.  Lace, a button, and some bakers twine and my card is embellished and finished.  In addition, another great embellishment is a coordinating envelope.   So I sponged the flap of a Gina K Ivory envelope with the same Flourish stencil I used on my background.

Here is my finished card. Sympathy card by Debrah Warner

Supplies

Below you will find the list of supplies I use to make this card.  Click the thumbnails to purchase a product.  Compensated affiliate links used when available at no additional cost to you.  All items were personally purchased.  Thank you so much for your support SaveSave SaveSave


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