Friday, 1 February 2013

Elements of Style Sympathy

Hey Stampers !!

Hello !! Happy Friday to you !! It is SO spring like here these past couple of days !! All of our snow is gone and everything. Warm (well, kind of ... ) and rainy. Can hardly believe its February !! I will be posting some Valentines projects in the next couple of weeks, so make sure you come back for those ! My card today is another Sympathy card. One thing that I think is important when making a Sympathy card is simplicity. There is nothing more elegant than a simple sympathy card, and todays really fits that bill !! Take a look ... 

Isn't that lovely ?? I think the Elements of Style stamp set is just so elegant, it is very versatile. I took a piece of Whisper White card stock measuring 3-3/4" x 5" and stamped the huge flower stamp off of one side with Baja Breeze ink. I then took my Essentials Paper Piercing Kit and poked those holes in the right hand corner. Isn't that a nice touch ?? Love it. I then attached that piece to a piece of Baja Breeze cardstock measuring 4" x 5-1/4". I stamped the elegant sentiment from the Loving Thoughts stamp set on a 1" strip of Whisper White cardstock in Midnight Muse ink. I cut a banner end on the strip, and then layered it onto a 1-1/4" strip of Midnight Muse (again cutting a banner end). I used my bone folder to curve up the middle of the banner, and adhered it to my Whisper White layer. I then adhered the whole layer to a Midnight Muse card base. I stamped my beautiful hummingbird in Midnight Muse ink onto a scrap of Whisper White and cut it out with my Paper Snips. I added it to my card with some dimensionals. My last touch was a bow of the 3/8" Midnight Muse Stitched Satin Ribbon. Beautiful and elegant !!

Here you can see how I stamped the envelope to match. I love doing that !! 

Well, thats my card for today. I hope you liked it !! Thanks a lot for coming by today and Happy Stamping !!


Stamp Sets: Elements of Style (wood #118611, clear #120045), Loving Thoughts (wood #125843, clear #125845)

Ink: Baja Breeze Classic Stampin' Pad #126960, Midnight Muse Classic Stampin' Pad #126860

Paper: Midnight Muse #126843, Baja Breeze #111352, Whisper White #100730

Accessories: Essentials Paper Piercing Pack #126187, Stampin' Pierce Mat #126199, Paper Piercing Tool #126189, 3/8" Midnight Muse Stitched Satin Ribbon #126847


  1. I really love the idea of the envelope!! I'm going to make a wedding card tonight and I will definitely use that envelope for inspiration!! thanks Catherine :)

    1. Thanks a lot Barb !! Glad I could inspire you !!