Cards- Sympathy

Rooted in Nature Sympathy Card

I think this is the last card for my sympathy series.  It's always good to have a few on hand just in case.  We always wish we would never need them.  Here is my card using Rooted in Nature.

Rooted in Nature Sympathy by Jo Anne Hewins

I wanted to make a card that might look a little more masculine.  It wouldn't have to be.

Start with a card base of Crumb Cake that is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.  Fold at 4 1/4.  Stamp around the outside of the front with the leaves.  I used the large and small one.  Stamp in Crumb Cake.

Cut out a rectangle using the 3rd largest of the Rectangle Stitched Framelits in Soft Suede.  Stamp the leaves randomly over this layer.  

Wrap some of the Old Olive Linen Thread around the top of this layer and tape in the back.  Make a bow to add later.  Add the Soft Suede layer with dimensionals to the center of the card.

The sentiment is from the Dear Doily stamp set.  Use the Stamparatus to set this up so that you get a good clear image.  I did use Very Vanilla for this.  Cut out with the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  I used the largest circle.  Add to the card.

Rooted in Nature Sympathy Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

Rooted in Nature Sympathy Another Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

Stamp the small saying on a 1/2 inch Very Vanilla.  This saying is from the Dear Doily set, too.

Stamp a large and a small leaf in Old Olive on the Very Vanilla.  Cut out with the Nature's Roots Framelits.  Go over these leaves with Wink of Stella and add to the card.  Go ahead and add the bow with a rolled up glue dot.

Rooted in Nature Sympathy Inside by Jo Anne Hewins

For the inside of the card, stamp two more leaves.  This saying is from Rooted in Nature.

Rooted in Nature Sympathy Card Front by Jo Anne Hewins

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Lasting Lily is Almost Gone

Hello to you today.  Sale-a-Bration is winding down and I want to showcase Lasting Lily one more time.  This is a Distinktive stamp set with lots of detail.   Did you know you can get this stamp set for free?  With a $100 purchase, this could be your choice.  It's so easy to make a beautiful card with this set.  Just look at this.

Lasting Lily Sympathy by Jo Anne Hewins

The card base for this card is Fresh Fig cut to 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4.  Cut another piece of the same color that measures 4 1/8 x 5 3/8.  Run this piece through the Big Shot with the Lace Dynamic Impressions Embossing Folder.  This is definitely a wow folder.  It brings a fance elegance to this card.  Glue to the base of the card.

For the focal point the Lemon Lime Twist layer is 2 7/8 x 4 1/8.  The Whisper White layer is 2 3/4 x 4.  All of the stamps for this card are from the Lasting Lily stamp set.  It is really versatile.  The stamp pads used are Fresh Fig and Lemon Lime Twist.

Lasting Lily Sympathy Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

Isn't it pretty!  Believe me, you don't need a lot of talent with this set.

Lasting Lily Sympathy Inside by Jo Anne Hewins

This is the inside of the card.  This is another card that is part of my sympathy card class.  Just changing the sentiment can make this card for any occasion.

Lasting Lily Sympathy Card by Jo Anne Hewins

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Springtime Impressions and Botanical Butterfly

That Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper from Sale-a-Bration is some of the prettiest paper ever!  I am a sucker for black and white and one side of this paper is all black and white!  Today I have a sympathy card for you.  It's part of my sympathy card class I'm having this week.

Springtime Impressions Sympathy by Jo Anne Hewins

I do feel that you could change the sentiment on this card and it would work for any occasion.  I think it could even be a wedding card!

Start with a card base of Basic Black that measures 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and fold at 4 1/4. 

The black and white butterfly paper is cut at 2 x 5 1/2.  Add to the left of the card.  Now run a piece of Basic Black that is cut at 2 1/4 x 5 1/2 through the Big Shot with the Quilt Top Embossing Folder.  Add to the right of the card. 

Run a length of the Silver Metallic-Edge Ribbon around the card.  Tape this to the card behind where the sentiment will go.  Tie a knot and add to the card with a glue dot.

The words are from the stamp set Flourishing Phrases.  Stamp in Memento Black on Whisper White cardstock.  Cut this out with the Stitched Labels Framelits.  Adhere with dimensionals.

Springtime Impressions Sympathy Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

Cut the butterfly from the Springtime Impressions Thinlits using our Silver Foil Sheets.  Add glue down the body of the butterfly and add to the card.  Finish off the front with a few well placed rhinestones.

Springtime Impressions Sympathy Inside by Jo Anne Hewins

The inside of the card has a saying from Flourishing Phrases.  Add a butterfly in the lower right corner.  Use the Butterfly Gala stamp set.  Mask the top butterfly with tape.  Ink in Memento.  Take off the tape and stamp.  Add the body and antennae.

Springtime Impressions Sympathy Silver Foil by Jo Anne Hewins

I would say that this is a simple and pretty quick card.

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A First Frost Sympathy Card

By request, I have a sympathy card class coming up.  We don't want sympathy cards.  We don't want to need sympathy cards.  Unfortunately we do need them.  Usually we need them without a lot of warning.  It's good to have some on hand.  This is one of the cards we will be making in this class.

First Frost Sympathy Card by Jo Anne Hewins

I was inspired to make this card by Lolly & Sand.  Isn't it pretty!  Embossing folders must be one of the best crafting inventions ever!  Just look at all the texture on this card.  Here's how to make it.

Start with a card base of Thick Whisper White that measures 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored and folded at 4 1/4.  The next layer is Whisper White that measures 4 x 5 1/4.  Run this layer through the Big Shot with the Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  I love the long name.  My suggestion is that you look at the folder carefully and center your layer as best as you can.  It will just make your card look better.  Adhere to the card front.  Now take a piece of Whisper White cut at 1 1/4 x 5 1/4.  Run it through the Big Shot with the Corrrugated Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  Glue to the card close to the bottom.

The wording on this card is made using the Well Said Bundle.  Stamp the word heartfelt in Merry Merlot on a scrap.  Just trim around it with snips.  Cut out the word sympathy from Merry Merlot cardstock.  I would suggest two ways to add this word to the card.  First you could use the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets to turn the word into a sticker.  The second way is to use the Silicone Craft Mat and add a little glue in the corner.  Turn the word over and sponge on glue.

First Frost Sympathy Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

The First Frost stamp set was in the Holiday catalog.  It is being carried over.  It's #148420.  The coordinating Frosted Bouquet Framelits are #147895.  I used Merry Merlot and Mossy Meadow pads.  Stamp on Whisper White and cut out with the framelits.  For the clover that uses both colors, put the stamp on the stamparatus and color the stamp using the Merry Merlot and the Mossy Meadow Stampin' Write Markers.  I did put some of the flowers and greenery on dimensionals.

First Frost Sympathy Inside by Jo Anne Hewins

For the inside of the card, the saying is from Well Said.  Stamp in Merry Merlot.  Add the tall stem and add a flower.

First Frost Sympathy Well Written by Jo Anne Hewins

This card could be used for many occasions just by changing the words.  I think it could make a pretty wedding card.

First Frost Sympathy Card by Jo Anne Hewins

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Color Fusers Blog Hop for January, 2019

Welcome to the Color Fusers Blog Hop for January and Happy New Year!  Today we are using the colors Balmy Blue, Gray Granite, Mint Macaron, and Whisper White.  You may have just come from Melissa's blog.  She is so artistic!  Didn't you just love her projects!

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I'm so excited that we have Balmy Blue and Mint Macaron available in the Blends!  Here is my card.

Color Fusers Wonderful Romance card by Jo Anne Hewins

I'm using the Wonderful Romance bundle which has the Wonderful Romance stamp set and the Wonderful Floral Framelits Dies.  They are a gorgeous pair!

My card base is Gray Granite measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4.

The Mint Macaron layer is cut at 4 x 5 1/2.  Place the lattice look framelit about 3/4" from the left edge and run through the Big Shot.  I have a couple things to say about this.  First of all, watch this framelit from top to bottom.  It fits perfectly on the 5 1/2" layer.  It will leave a tiny edge at the top and bottom if careful.  Next, I did have trouble getting this to cut when crossways on the Big Shot.  Stampin' Up! has even told us this.  Make sure you have the die up and down and run it through several times.  That works like a charm.  Before attaching this layer to the card, stamp the leaves in Mint Macaron ramdomly over the solid areas.  I glued down this layer.  Put glue around the solid part and a little on the leaves that are part of the lattice.  I put a mini dimensional under each of the leaves that stick out.  I just wanted a little more dimension to the card.

Color Fusers Wonderful Romance edge die by Jo Anne Hewins

For the saying, I used the Well Said stamp set.  I placed these words on the Stamparatus so they would be placed perfectly on the card.  Use a plate for one word and put the other word on the back of the plate.  Using a 2 1/2 x 2 3/4 piece of Gray Granite, stamp the words in Versamark and emboss with white embossing powder.  Now place the oval framelit over this so that the words are near the bottom and cut it out.  Run some of the Balmy Blue Organdy Ribbon from the Sale-a-Bration Combo Pack in and out of the cut outs.  My rough ends from this are up at the top of the oval and covered by the leaves and flowers.  The bow is attached at the bottom with a glue dot.  Add the sentiment with dimensionals.

Color Fusers Wonderful Romance close up by Jo Anne Hewins

The spray of leaves and flowers is stamped also using the Stamparatus.  I wanted to make sure it was stamped clearly and dark.  Use Tuxedo Black Memento ink.  I used the Light and Dark Balmy Blue and the Light and Dark Mint Macaron Blends to color it in.  Use your Gray Granite Stampin' Right Marker for the tiny leaves in the background.  Cut out with the coordinating framelit.  Add with dimensionals.  I did put a few glue dots where the spray covers the sentiment piece.

Color Fusers Wonderful Romance inside by Jo Anne Hewins

The saying on the inside of the card is from the Lasting Lily stamp set.  That's part of the Sale-a-Bration offerings.  I stamped it in Gray Granite.  I'm thinking that maybe the black ink would be better.  What do you think?  Stamp the leaves and little flowers in Memento ink and color in with the Blends.

Color Fusers Wonderful Romance card by Jo Anne Hewins

I really hate to make a sympathy card, but you all know they are needed.  In fact, I be having a Sympathy Card Class near the end of March.  Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I appreciate it.  Don't forget to continue on the hop.  Next up is Bonnie.  You don't want to miss her!

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