Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Stippled Blossoms & So Sorry Sympathy

Hey Stampers,

Good day to you all !! I am in SUCH a good mood these last couple days ... You want to know why !?!? I am going to CONVENTION !! For you non-demo people, Convention is only THE Stampin' Social Event of the Year !! Demos from all over North America meet up in Salt Lake City and have a GREAT time learning and stamping and sharing and just having the best time ever !! This year is my first year attending, and it is even MORE exciting because this is Stampin' Up's 25th Anniversary year !! So they are saying that Convention is going to be even better than ever before !! I booked my plane ticket on Monday, so it's official !! Just waiting now until April to register and book my hotel. SO EXCITED !! I feel so grateful for this amazing opportunity. I have been on Cloud 9 these past few days !! Woo hoo !! Sigh Ok, calm down. Hahaha. I still have 6 months until I go. LOL

My card today is a sympathy card that I made for a dear friend and neighbour that lost her mom over the holidays. I wanted something especially beautiful for her, because her mom was a beautiful person and also, she loves my cards and I wanted to make one really special for her. I used the beautiful Stippled Blossoms stamp set along with the So Sorry sentiment set. I love both of these stamp sets! The Stippled Blossoms is a great 2 Step Stamping set, really beautiful flowers. And the So Sorry set is great for many sorry cards. There is even a sentiment on there for when a pet dies! Very versatile set, with lovely words. See what I came up with !!


Isn't that lovely ? I love the soft purples for these beautiful flowers. My color combo for this card is Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive and Certainly Celery. The first step for this card, was to die cut my Whisper White piece using the Labels Collection Framelits. Then I did my stamping. I did the sentiment first, so I would have lots of room for it. I stamped the So Sorry with Old Olive ink and the "for your loss" in Certainly Celery. I love the font of that "so sorry" stamp, don't you ?? Then it was time for my roses. I stamped the background of the roses with Wisteria Wonder ink that I had stamped off on some scrap paper first. I really wanted the purple to be nice and soft. Then I stamped the overlay image with Elegant Eggplant ink that I had also stamped off first. These images are so easy to stamp, you don't even need a Stamp-a-ma-jig ! Then I went in with my leaves. The background eaves were stamped with Certainly Celery and the overlay with Old Olive. Love all of these colors together !! I then used the framelit that I had cut my white piece with, and traced the outside onto a piece of Elegant Eggplant cardstock. The next size up framelit was too big for the look I was going for, so I just fussy cut out this size for the perfect slim layer ! Love that. 

Next was time for my layers. I embossed a piece of Whisper White card stock measuring 3-3/4" x 5" with the beautiful Lacy Brocade embossing folder. Then I layered it onto a piece of Certainly Celery measuring 4" x 5-1/4". I then wrapped these pieces with a piece of the 3/8" Wisteria Wonder Ruffled Ribbon. Then this was adhered to my Wisteria Wonder card base with some dimensionals. The stamped Labels piece was attached to the front of the card with dimensionals as well. Very pretty and delicate.


Here is a picture of the inside of the card and the envelope. I used the smaller flower image from the Stippled Blossoms set here, using the same colors and method as the inside. Then I stamped the beautiful sentiment from the Word Play stamp set with some Old Olive ink. Elegant and lovely I think. And of course, a stamped envelope finishes off this beautiful card.

Thanks a lot for coming by today !! Have a great day and Happy Stamping !!

Recipe:

Stamp Sets: Stippled Blossoms (wood #126745, clear #126747), So Sorry (wood #126525, clear #126527), Word Play (wood #120308, clear #120651)

Ink: Wisteria Wonder Classic Stampin' Pad #126985, Elegant Eggplant Classic Stampin' Pad #126969, Certainly Celery Classic Stampin' Pad #126958, Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad #126953

Paper: Wisteria Wonder #122922, Certainly Celery #105125, Elegant Eggplant #105126, Whisper White #100730

Accessories: Labels Collection Framelits #125598, Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder #127819, 3/8" Wisteria Wonder Ruffled Ribbon #122973

12 comments:

  1. Absolutely beautiful card! I love everything about it!

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    1. Thanks Lisa !! And thank you for following me !!

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  2. This card is very eye-catching. You did a beautiful job creating it. I'm sure your friend really appreciates the thought and care you put into making it.

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    1. Thank you so much Shawn ! Thanks for stopping by ...

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  3. Beautiful card Catherine. Wisteria wonder looks lovely on this flower image. I might see you at convention - us Aussies are invited too!

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    1. Thank you Tricia !!! Hope you get to Convention too !!!

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  4. This card is totally stunning, Catherine! I love Wisteria Wonder and haven't even used it yet...oopsies! ;D So love your card!
    Hugs,
    Sharon

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    1. Thanks Sharon! And you better start using it ... it retires in May !! LOL

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  5. This is beautiful, never thought of using these colours for a sympathy card. I made one this week in brown but I must say I really love this colour. I also love how you finished it all off with decoration on the inside of the card and the envelop.

    Hugs, Rosalien

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    1. Thanks Rosalien ! I used to do mostly Black or Navy sympathy cards, but I find now some more colored ones (the subtles and regals collections are beautiful for this) turn out really nice and I get lots of compliments on them from the recipients. So glad you agree !! Have a lovely day !!

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