Stampin’ Up! Heartfelt Sympathy for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!  It’s color week (and it was kind of a doozy – at least for me!) and I know all our ladies have made some beautiful projects for you.  Y’all be sure to hop thru all their blogs when you get done here! 🙂

Here’s our colors….

I have, unfortunately, a need for a Sympathy Card, so I decided to make one with these colors.  I used the pretty sentiments from the Heartfelt Sympathy stamp set, a little bit of Awesomely Artistic and You’ve Got This for some textures, and some pretty flowers from the Jar of Love stamp set and matching Everyday Jars Framelits.  Take a look-see:

In addition to our colors, I borrowed a layout idea from the Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge this week.

This one took me a while to get going – I just couldn’t get my brain around the color combination.  So I just started playing with background and textures.  I ended up with a Very Vanilla panel that I stamped using the burlap-y image from the You’ve Got This stamp set in Pool Party.  Over that, I used the splotches image in the Awesomely Artistic stamp set – also in Pool Party.

I SNAILd the panel to an Old Olive mat – it appears I’m having a bit of an obsession with smaller card fronts and wider “frames” this week!

I took a length of Very Vanilla 1/2″ Lace Trim and one of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon and adhered them across the card front with some Liquid Glue – making sure they extended past the edges of the panel.

My sentiment, from the Heartfelt Sympathy stamp set, I stamped on some Very Vanilla, using the marker-to-stamp technique.  It’s a little sporty with a photopolymer stamp, so I ended up having to touch up the stamped image with my Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive Stampin’ Write Markers.  Then I cut the sentiment with an oval Stitched Shapes Framelit and matted it on a scalloped oval mat in Old Olive.  I used some Stampin’ Dimensionals and Liquid Glue to adhere it over the ribbons.

My flowers and stems are all from the Jar of Love and matching Everyday Jars Framelits.  I cut Old Olive leaves/stems (three of them) and adhered them together like a bouquet with a Glue Dot.  Then I stamped some small flowers from Jar of Love.  These are two-step images.  I did the first step in stamped-off-once and stamped-off-twice Rich Razzleberry with the second step image stamped off one less time.  Does that make sense?  I also did a few in Pool Party,  Then I cut them all out and adhered them in the bouquet with Liquid Glue.  Just cuz I have them and think they’re pretty, I added a Pearl Basic Jewels Embellishment to each flower.  And I “dotted the i” with one, too! 🙂

I took about length of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon and pulled out a few threads, which I wrapped around the stems with a Glue Dot to hold it on,  Then I tied a simple knot with a few more strands and adhered it over the top with yet another Glue Dot.  Then I used Liquid Glue to adhere the bouquet to the card and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped a second sentiment from Heartfelt Sympathy to a Very Vanilla panel, again using the marker-to-stamp coloring technique.  Then I added a little sprig of Old Olive leaves – also from Heartfelt Sympathy.

I SNAILd the panel to an Old Olive mat and into my Basic Black card base, SNAILd the card front on – and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got more of the little Old Olive sprigs from Heartfelt Sympathy across the front…

…and more Pool Party burlap and splotches from Awesomely Artistic and You’ve Got This on the envelope flap.

Et Voila! I see no reason a Sympathy card can’t be pretty – perhaps that’s a card that needs to bring a smile more than any other kind, yes?  I think the fonts are so pretty in Heartfelt Sympathy and I love all the textures options we have these days – Awesomely Artistic and You’ve Got This are just a couple!  Hope you like!

Now that you’ve seen my project, please take a little time to visit all the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hoppers today!

If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Jari Francis’ page. And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!

Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Jari Francis

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Have fun on the Hop!




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Basic Black Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, score and fold at 5 1/2″)

Old Olive Card Stock: 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 1/2″ scalloped oval (sentiment mat); Everyday Jars die cut stems (x3)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ (card front and for inner liner); 3 1/4″ Stitched Shapes oval (sentiment); Everyday Jars die cut flowers

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24 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Heartfelt Sympathy for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

  1. Lovely sympathy card. The lace and burlap make a beautiful addition, too. Gives it a vintage feel!

  2. Just beautiful Mary! Love how you turned the flowers into a little bouquet. Perfect colors with your design! 🙂

  3. Kathleen VanDeVeere

    Beautiful, Mary. I know it will be well received and appreciated.

  4. You have sold me on the sympathy set! I was looking at it yesterday wondering if I should or shouldn’t. Your card is very comforting. I have to make one today for our pastor’s wife. I have no problem wrapping my head around those colors…RR and OO are my faves. TFS. Have fun this afternoon at 3 PM!

    • It took me a long time to break down and buy it, but…I’m really glad I did!! Thanks so much, Karen – and sorry you’re in need of a Sympathy card, too! 🙂

  5. Elisha

    Oh my! You combined stamp sets and colors perfectly! I love it!!

  6. You have created another total beauty here!!! I am lovin’ your color combo. A big thanks for joining our sketch challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments. Smiles, Elizabeth

  7. So pretty. I love all the details on your card. And your layering is perfect.

  8. juliejphoto

    Another beautiful card. One would never know you had a hard time getting your head around the color combo. Yes, a sympathy card can bring a smile, especially one as special as this one.

  9. Susan K

    Your combination of the stamp sets, textures and use of those colors impresses me! Your brain just works on a higher, more creative level than most of us!

    • Now that’s not something I’d have ever thought, Susan! I’ve never considered myself to be at all “left-brained” – so…this was very nice thing to say! Thanks so much!! 🙂

  10. Love this card…great background and the burlap ribbon really works.

  11. Absolutely gorgeous sympathy card. Someone will certainly appreciate the time and care you put into making this creation! Thanks for playing with us at HSS!

  12. Such a beautiful sympathy card. I love the soft colors and the flowers accented with the ribbon. Great take on our sketch. Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

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