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Prized Peony Sympathy Card

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It's a hard fact to face, but sometimes we need sympathy cards.  That's what I have for you today.  I'm using the Prized Peony stamp set.  It's an easy card today.  Let's face it making a sympathy card is not that fun.  You have to think of the comfort it might lend to those receiving it.  Of course this card can lend itself for any occasion just by changing the sentiment.

Prized Peony Sympathy Card by Jo Anne Hewins

The card base is Early Espresso that is 4 1/4 x 11, scored and folded at 5 1/2.

The next layer is Whisper White.  It is cut to 3 7/8 x 5 1/8.

The next layer just makes the card.  You might be surprised to find out that this pattern is from the Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper!  Cut the layer to 3 3/4 x 5.  Stamp the large peony on this layer in Early Espresso.  To be sure that your image is perfect, I suggest that you line up the stamp on the Stamparatus.  That way you can stamp again if needed.

Use Pool Party ink and a sponge dauber to add just a little extra color to the flower and flower bud.  Use Mint Macaron ink and a dauber to add a little color to the leaves.  This won't be perfect, but it isn't meant to be.

Prized Peony Sympathy Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

Tie a length of the Pool Party Sheer Ribbon around the card and tie a bow.  I like to place a glue dot under the first tie.  It holds the ribbon in place so you can finish tying the bow.

The saying is from the Prized Peony stamp set.  Stamp in Early Espresso.  Cut out using the Ornate Frames dies.  Add to the card with dimensionals.

Add some of the Elegant Faceted Gems to complete the card.

Prized Peony Sympathy Inside by Jo Anne Hewins

The saying for the inside is from the Peaceful Moments stamp set.  Stamp the flower again and adding just a little color as you did to the front.

Prized Peony Sympathy Project by Jo Anne Hewins

And there you go.  It's a lovely card.

I thank you for your time today.  Have a beautiful day and I hope that you have some time to stamp.  It will make you happy.  It's my happy place!

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Comfort & Hope Meets Birds & More Dies

The background texture stamps of the Comfort & Hope stamp set are perfect to pair with the wood of the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper and the Birds & More dies.  Let me show you what I mean.  Let me also say that this card was influenced by Donna Gray.

Comfort and Hope Card by Jo Anne Hewins

The Comfort & Hope stamp set is timely for sure.  I think we all need comfort and we certainly need hope.  Yes, some day this will all be over!

The base of this card of Pretty Peacock cut to 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4.  The next layer is Whisper White measuring 3 7/8 x 5 1/8.  The In Good Taste layer is one of the lighter toned woods in the pack.  Cut at 3 3/4 x 5.  Before you adhere this layer, there is a lot to be done.

Stamp the grid stamp in three places, upper and lower left and one in the upper center.  Stamp the herringbone stamp over the lower grid.  These were stamped in Early Espresso.  There is another herringbone stamp in the lower right corner.  Stamp this off in Early Espresso and then at an angle in the corner.

Stamp the circular stamp just a little above center and a little to the left in Pretty Peacock ink.

Comfort and Hope Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

The long branch from the Birds & More dies is cut from Old Olive cardstock.  Glue this at an angle on the card front.  You might want to try the Adhesive Sheets with this die.  Adhering it would be so easy!

Use Linen Thread to wrap around this layer two times.  I started at the left and taped down one end on the back.  Wind around up to the right and back toward center and then to the lower right.  Tape and cut the twine.  Tie a bow to add later with a glue dot.

Cut two birds that are facing each other from Pretty Peacock cardstock.  Add to the card with dimensionals.  I did have to cut up dimensionals for these birds.  Add gold Metallic Pearls for the eyes of the birds.

Stamp the saying on a scrap of Whisper White.  Stamp in Pretty Peacock.  Cut around the words with snips.  Add with dimensionals.  Add the AND with glue.

Finish the card with a few of the sequin stamps in Pretty Peacock.  I colored mine in with a Light Pretty Peacock Blend.  I must say that I had second thoughts about coloring the sequins.  They looked better before I colored them, but after one group I was committed.  Just take a look at that if you make this card.

Comfort and Hope Inside by Jo Anne Hewins

Here is the inside of the card.  I stamped more of the herringbone and the grid stamps in Early Espresso.  Glue another bird cut from the Birds & More dies.  Again, you could use the Adhesive Sheets.

Stamp the saying from Comfort & Hope in Pretty Peacock.  I repeated the stamp again lower over the herringbone stamp with one stamped off.

Comfort and Hope Project by Jo Anne Hewins

My husband has taken to bird watching during our social distancing.  He has ordered bird feeders several times.  He did set up a couple right outside my stamping room.  I admit, they are fun to watch.

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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 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

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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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