Handmade Cards, Sympathy, Technique

Tucker’s Sympathy Card

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It’s never easy saying good bye. Sadly, my parents said good bye to Australian Blue Healer, Tucker. His favorite game involved a ball hung from an old tree hung in the back yard. This tree from the Rooted in Nature Set reminds of that tree so in their card I hand drew that ball hanging from a limb. Personally, I choose to look at these sad events in life and remember the funny times shared. Tucker will always be outside under the tree playing what nana and papa called “beat a brain”. It sort of looks like playing Whack -a-Mole only you are the mole.

Items Used:

  • Stamp Set: Rooted in Nature & Lasting Lilly
  • Base: Very Vanilla Thick folded 8.5 x 5 1/2
  • Ink: Versamark, Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Blackberry Bliss, Mossy Meadow & Tuxedo Black Momento
  • Embossing: Black Embossing Powder & Heat Tool
  • Tools & Accessories:  Bone folder, Clear Block E, Stamping Sponges, Stampin’ Trimmer

Make It Yourself:

  1. Cut Very Vanilla at the 5 1/2 mark along the 11 side, fold and burnish with the bone folder to make the base.
  2. Ink the tree image in Versamark and stamp the base.
  3. Cover Versamark with Black Embossing Powder and heat until shinny with the Heat Tool.
  4. Once the card is cool sponge just under the tree with Mossy Meadow.
  5. Sponge Blackberry Bliss, Cajun Craze and Crushed Curry in sections going up to the top of the card. **Sponging ink over an embossed image is a technique called: EMBOSS RESIST**
  6. Stamp the sentiment in Tuxedo Black Momento at the bottom of the card.

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Handmade Cards, Product Shares, Sympathy

Simple Sympathy

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Sympathy cards are a part of the cycle of life. Sometimes there is joy and sometimes there is sadness in this cycle. This morning we received the sad news that the beautiful light that was my husband’s grandmother Gladys has passed on.

Many times the card pattern above has crossed by Pinterest path and though I have wanted to make my own version many times because I love the simple beauty of the design it just never seemed like the right moment. Until now. Should you need to mourn the sunset of a loved one’s life I share the details below.

Products Used:

  • Base: Whisper White Thick
  • Ink: So Saffron, Petal Pink, Grapefruit Grove, Momento Tuxedo Black
  • Stamp Set: Pressed Flowers (Host)
  • Tools & Accessories:   Bone folder, Clear Block H, Stampin’ Sponges, Stampin’ Trimmer

Make it: 

  • Cut a piece of whisper white thick in half at the 5 1/2 mark on the long side with the Stampin’ Trimmer.
  • Fold one section in half and burnish with the bone folder.
  • Mask a square section off using post-it notes.
  • Ink a portion of the Sponge and rub in the masked section in the order of So Saffron, Petal Pink, Grapefruit Grove blending between the colors.
  • Stamp flowers in Tuxedo Black Momento.

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