Stampin’ Up! Golden Afternoon Sympathy Card

Good morning!  Well – one week is (almost!) in the books!  And it’s been a busy – and WET!! – one!

Sheesh – on Thursday it just rained buckets and tons.  And it was cold.  Really just a nasty day.  My poor guys were soaked to the skin. 🙁  I’m hoping that today is a little better – but…I’m not holding my breath.  Wishing I’d brought some waders! 😉

My card today is a sympathy card – don’t have a need for it now, but it’s never bad to have one on deck, right?  I used the beautiful Golden Afternoon stamp set and made a super clean-and-simple card.  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one is rather loosely from this week’s Sunday Stamps challenge.

The colors are from the As You See It challenge.

And – since this is about as close as I’ll ever be able to get to making a “single layer” card…I’m entering it in The Paper Players challenge this week! 🙂

I started with a smaller-than-usual piece of Very Vanilla card stock and used my Stamparatus to stamp the big image from Golden Afternoon in Soft Suede near the side of the panel.

I used my Light and Dark Shaded Spruce, Granny Apple Green and Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends to color the image.

Then I cut a Rectangle Stitched Framelit from the panel.

Again using my Stamparatus, I stamped the sentiment from Golden Afternoon in Shaded Spruce.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the entire panel – including the die cut rectangle – to a Soft Suede mat.

Finally, I added some faux stitches with my Sahara Sand Stampin’ Write Marker and the card front was done!

On the inside, I used my Stamparatus to do a little “double time” stamping.  I stamped the smaller image from Golden Afternoon in Soft Suede on the back of the card base, with a smaller piece (the inner liner) stacked on top.  Then I picked up the smaller piece and stamped the back of the card a second time to “complete” the image!

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Soft Suede mat and into my Thick Very Vanilla card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got another of the small Golden Afternoon images on the front…

…and I added the birds image to the envelope flap in Soft Suede.

Et Voila!  Clean and simple – but…I like the die cut rectangle sort of calling out the pretty oak tree from Golden Afternoon!  I hope you like!





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28 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Golden Afternoon Sympathy Card

  1. Such a pretty card! Love the inlaid die cut, perfectly designed. Hope that today brings some not-so-soggy weather to you! 🙂

    • stampsnlingers

      Me too – and a little more warmth would be most excellent! Thanks, Amy! 🙂

  2. Here’ s to a weather-friendly weekend. Good choices for your challenges. Lovely card…very calming.Those feet…heart melting.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks much, Karen – I’d like no wet stuff and about 20 degrees warmer. 30 if I’m asking for the moon! And yes – I’m missing his face. And his toes! 🙂

  3. Beth Kist

    Nice card! What an interesting way to use the stitched rectangle die! It really does highlight the tree, which you colored beautifully.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you very much, Beth! I was pleased with it! 🙂

  4. Kate

    Beautiful. Hope it can stay on file for a long time.

  5. I’m confused! Just cut out the rectangle, but do not pop it up or remove it? Just to get the stitching to highlight that section? Great new technique.

    • stampsnlingers

      Yep – cut it and stick right back in the hole! No popping up or matting. It’s just to add some texture – and was a different way to accommodate the sketch! Thanks, Sharon! 🙂

  6. Susan K

    Love this! That rectangle really sets the tree off. TFS.

  7. This is beautiful! I love the simplicity of your gorgeous sympathy card. It is certain to bring comfort to the recipient! So happy you joined us at Sunday Stamps and The Paper Players!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks very much, Claire! Appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  8. Your 3 layers are stretching our one layer wonder challenge this week Mary for sure, but a pretty card nonetheless! Love the detail of the stitching and coloured beautifully. Hope to see over at The Paper Players with a card that doesn’t bend the rules so much next week!!

    • stampsnlingers

      I know it is, Joanne! I just can’t seem to NOT put a mat on a card! Thanks for looking anyway – and leaving a comment! 🙂

  9. Annette Elliott

    What a perfect sympathy card, Mary. I like how you added the stitching without actually cutting the paper. thanks for joining our 200th challenge at Sunday Stamps!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Annette – appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  10. janclothier

    I like the subtle, yet gorgeous, way you’ve used our challenge colours, Mary. Your clever use of the dies adds a touch of elegance to your lovely card, Thank you for joining us again at As You See It Challenge again.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks very much! Appreciate you stopping by with such kind words! 🙂

  11. Heather Heroldt

    Wow, Mary, what an elegant sympathy card – I need to take another look at this set! Love your inside treatment as well! Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks very much, Heather – it’s really a beautiful stamp set! 🙂 Appreciate you stopping by!

  12. Monika Reeck

    The Image and your coloring is so beautiful
    love your adorable card…simply and wonderful sympathy card
    Many thanks for using my sketch and joining our challenge #200 at Sunday Stamps
    Monika (DT)

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank YOU for the inspiration, Monika! Appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  13. Lovely sympathy card…that image is just beautiful! I love how you used the stitched rectangles as well! Thanks for sharing this with us at the AYSI challenge this week!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you, LeAnne – appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  14. Such a lovely card, Mary! I’m inspired by the way you used the Rectangle Stitched Framelits. I could not figure out what the point of having the outer stitching was unless you did something like this, so thanks. You incorporated the colours of our challenge beautifully! Glad you joined us this week at As You See It Challenges.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you so much, Heather!! Glad my card helped a little! Appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

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