Oct 20 2008

Stamp Simply Sympathy

This evening I made 2 sympathy cards that, unfortunately, I need to send out right away. I wanted to play the Featured Stamper Challenge over at SCS on Sunday, but didn’t get a chance, so I worked it into my sympathy cards this evening. I knew I wanted to make some rather clean and simple cards and I found some great layouts in ink-e’s gallery. You can check it out here. And pay close attention to her work because she is only 18 years old — this lovely young lady has a bright future ahead of her!!! Thank you for the inspiration, Emily! Your gallery is just beautiful!!! Here are my cards:

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These cards are almost SUO (Stampin’ UP only), but I do think that sentiment set may be retired (Warmest Regards)and I also used a Cuttlebug to emboss the row of dots. Gee, I’ve almost forgotten how fun it is to play with my SU sets and how much I LOVE the silky smooth feel of the Whisper White paper. I only wish it were a bit heavier! My images are from Always and are embossed in white.

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This is Emily’s card I cased for this card. The DP used is from Urban Garden — SUCH a lovely paper pack!!! My colors are Baja Breeze and Not Quite Navy, with a little pop of Kiwi Kiss. The dry embossing is done with one of those narrow little folder strips that come in packs of about 5 — I really like them for just a touch of embossing — adds so much interest so easily!

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This is Emily’s card I cased for this card. Same supplies as on the other card. The ribbon is SU’s white taffeta. I really do like these CAS cards — quick to make, easy to mail — simple and kind of pretty, in a simple way — I’m happy!

And if any of you liked the can I altered yesterday, CHECK OUT what Joan Fricker just uploaded — OH MY GOSH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What gorgeous work!!!

Thanks much for stopping in again. I’ll be on a CAS kick I think for the rest of the week and maybe I’ll play with more SU sets — I really DO need some new ones!!! Hope you had a great Monday and wishing you the best in the week to come!!!

24 responses so far

24 Responses to “Stamp Simply Sympathy”

  1. Pat (mspfd) says:

    Sharon, these are absolutely beautiful! What wonderful inspiration.

  2. LeAnne says:

    That Urban paper is beautiful with these sets…..another one on my wish list!
    LeAnne

  3. SueB says:

    Very beautiful, Sharon. I love those blue tones and I share your thoughts about SU Whisper White. Love that cardstock. Always is a set I wish I had – it always makes very lovely projects.

  4. Julie says:

    Beautiful cards!

    Julie

  5. Joan Fricker says:

    Beautiful cards Sharon! I love the colors and the simplicity. The addition of the dry embossing is just perfect!

    Joan

  6. Karen Witter says:

    These are beautiful cards, Sharon. I love the dots at the bottom. What a great effect. I also love the choice of colors and papers. Very pretty, and “quiet”, for a sympathy card.

  7. Silvia Mabie says:

    ohhh this is just gorgeous! I love the xolors…perfect for a sypathy card! Off topic now, thank you for visiting my blog…and the fact that you left a comment really meant a lot to me! I lovey your blogy!

  8. Jerri Kay says:

    Beautiful sympathy cards Sharon, Emily’s gallery is fabulous! I love the splash of Old Olive in these designs.

  9. Such pretty cards! The rounded corners on these designs really caught my eye. Thanks for sharing!

  10. Charlene says:

    Simply beautiful, Sharon…love the pop of Kiwi Kiss…my brain would never have gone there but it’s just the right touch. To quote a song, …”You amaze me” !

  11. Deena says:

    These are beautiful, Sharon. Sorry you need them though.
    smiles,Deena

  12. Ida says:

    These a quite lovely. Very serene.

  13. Fran says:

    Nice cards! I’m with you on the SU Whisper White CS. I know it takes ink beautifully but wish it were heavier as the card base seems so flimsy compared to other CS.

  14. Cindy H. says:

    Lovely cards!! Love the images done in white – very striking. TFS

  15. Debbie Stelton says:

    These cards are so lovely I am just sorry you have the need for two sympathy cards. TFS.

    Debbie/Phx AZ

  16. Barb g says:

    Simply Beautiful, Sharon, thanks.
    Barb g

  17. What gorgeous cards Sharon!

  18. Tanya says:

    I’m sorry you needed sympathy cards, but these are beuatiful!!

  19. Simply gorgeous! I love that paper too!

  20. Nancy says:

    The kind of cards we wish we never needed…but these are beautiful. I love the soft blues and the white images.

  21. Angel says:

    Just gorgeous, Sharon. Love these!

  22. nancy littrell says:

    Simply beautiful and perfect for sympathy cards. TFS your cards and such a young talented stamper.

  23. leslierich says:

    Two beautiful cards with a lovely set. Love how you changed up each one to suit the images. The Kiwi Kiss is just the right added touch of color. I feel the same about Whisper White–so smooth but not very heavy. Sometimes the lighter weight is good, such as for layering, but not so great for a card base.

  24. Vicki says:

    These are beautiful creations!! Love the different tones of blues!! TFS!! :)

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