Stampin’ Up! Wild About Flowers Aussie Sympathy Card

Good day-after-SB LI, y’all!  I’m suspecting if you watched the whole game – you’re a bit on the sleepy side this morning!  As I type this, we’re smack in the second quarter and Atlanta has just posted the second score of the game!  Atlanta came to play, folks!  But Tom’s no slouch – looks like it’s going to be a good one! (Monday morning addendum….Oh My Goodness!  What a game!  What a crushing defeat for Atlanta.  You have to feel bad for the Falcons – it was a heartbreaker, for sure.  But – say what you will about Tom Brady.  He is just one helluva quarterback.  And the Patriots showed real heart, didn’t they?  To come back after such a deficit – a record breaking effort.  They earned this one, for sure!  I have to say – it was one of the best SBs I’ve ever watched! Wow. 🙂 )

I don’t have any stories about Finn today – well, I do, but I’m going to save them for another day.  I got a little bit of sad news on Sunday morning – a friend of Finn’s – from where he was born – has died.  His name was Cody and he was only 10 years old.  Not related to Finn, but certainly his friend for the first 5 months of his little life.  And he’s the reason they got into Aussies in the first place so…he’s kinda the reason that Finn….is!!   

So I made a sympathy card for Cody’s parents.  I used the pretty flowers in the Wild About Flowers set and some sentiments from the Flourishing Phrases and the Better Together stamp sets.  And – cuz my mom sent it to me last year when we brought Finn home – I was able to add a little non-SU! Aussie image.   Until you get to the inside, where the dog image resides, this card would be perfect for any Sympathy Card need.  Take a look-see:

The layout comes from the MFT Card Challenge this week.

And it turned out that the Just Us Girls challenge this week is a word challenge – and guess what the word is?

I started with a Very Vanilla panel and first stamped my sentiment from the Flourishing Phrases stamp set in Early Espresso.  I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to be sure it got right where I wanted it.

Next up was the flower images from the Wild About Flowers set.  I stamped two of the stem images in Soft Suede – that I stamped off once before stamping the card.  I added a third stem – in Early Espresso that I stamped off three times before stamping the card

I added some of the pretty flowers – the two-flower image is stamped in So Saffron, the three-flower image in stamped-off-once Calypso Coral and the little dandelion-looking image is in stamped-off-once Peekaboo Peach.

At this point, I SNAILd the panel to a So Saffron mat.  Then I wrapped a piece of Peekaboo Peach 3/8″ Ruched Ribbon around the panel, securing it in the back with scotch tape.

The strip across the bottom is a piece of Cupcakes & Carousels DSP, matted on So Saffron.  To finish off the card front, I added a few Peekaboo Peach Enamel Shapes – and that was it!

On the inside, I first stamped my non-SU! Aussie puppy image in Soft Suede in the middle of a Very Vanilla panel.  I colored the puppy – trying to personalize it to look as much like Cody as I could.  I used my Cajun Craze and Soft Suede Stampin’ Write Markers, and then used my Early Espresso Watercolor Pencil to sort of blend it all together.  Over the top, I added the nice sentiment from Better Together in Early Espresso ink.

I SNAILd the panel to a So Saffron mat and into my Early Espresso card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got a couple of Wild About Flowers images – colored just like on the front of the card…

…and I used a different design from Cupcakes & Carousels on the envelope flap (yes – I was out of the design I used on the card!).

Et Voila!  As I mentioned at the beginning, you could definitely use this combination of colors and stamped images for a people-sympathy card – just leave off the dog!  Hope you like! 🙂

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Early Espresso Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″) 

So Saffron Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 5/8″ x 4″ (mat for front DSP strip)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner)

Cupcakes & Carousels DSP Stack: 1/2″ x 3 7/8″ (front DSP strip); envelope flap

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14 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Wild About Flowers Aussie Sympathy Card

  1. So sorry about Cody. You did a marvelous job on the Aussie stamp. Yes, it was a great game and Lady was decent. Wonder who has Brady’s jersey? Have a good week.

  2. Mary, that is so nice, I know your friends will appreciate it. I just love the dog inside, too. Beautiful job on the bouquet of flowers, too.

  3. Debra Anderson

    What a beautiful tribute to a beautiful companion. I am sure the recipients will appreciate your caring spirit.

  4. So pretty Mary! The colors work perfectly for your sympathy card. Great design too! 🙂

  5. Mom

    Game was a doozy, no doubt.
    Very nice card for Cody’s family. Beautiful boy, and so sad to lose him so soon.

  6. Lisa Kind

    Beautiful card and I love the dog image on the inside. So sorry for the loss of that beautiful dog. I hate to hear about losing them. Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

  7. How wonderful of you to send a pet sympathy card, Thanks for sharing it with us at Just Us Girls.

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