Friday, January 30, 2015

Stampin' Up Thoughts and Prayers Sympathy card

Hi blogging friendsFrom Millan.Net

The summer school holidays are now over and my DD went back to school today (*sniff*) so the house seems very empty without her.  I thought school started yesterday as my Diary and Calendar both said that Term 1 started then - so we turned up to find that only the staff were there and it was a Curriculum DayOOPS!!!   But I didn't feel so bad as on the way back to the car, we passed another family on their way in - and apparently, the office had a steady stream of people arriving thinking that it was a school day too.  My DD was understandably a little dark on me having got up early for nothing but it was nice to have an "extra" day together :-)  I guess it was better than turning up a day late; nevertheless, I do feel a little dumb.....LOL!

Today I am sharing a Sympathy card.  Not an easy card to make of course and I tried to go for something very simple and understated which is what I prefer for my Sympathy cards - plus it needed to be very flat as I was posting it to the USA:

The dry embossing is an old folder by Cuttlebug - Grace's Frame - which is still widely available online.  I think this embossing folder is very elegant and suitable for many different occasions.

The tree and sentiment are by Stampin' Up from their Thoughts and Prayers set and were  stamped with Memento Gray Flannel dye ink which gave a lovely softness to the images as opposed to using black ink which can sometimes look a bit harsh.

I layered the main panel onto some dusky pink designer paper by Creativ which I bought from KMart (Australia).  The paper has no particular name - just an Item No. - and comes in a set of 24 sheets - 6" x 6" and from memory, I think it cost about $2.50.  It's a really nice set as there are some gorgeous burgundy, brown and dusky pink sheets - all very vintagey in style.  I trimmed the paper to 1/16" using my Perfect Layers Tools.

I punched a heart using a Carl CP-8 Heart punch from the same dusky pink paper and glued that next to the sentiment using Tombow Mono Multi glue.

Lastly, I adhered the main panel to a white card base using doublesided tape.

Thanks for visiting my blog today.


Card Recipe:

Stamps:  Stampin' Up Thoughts and Prayers

Ink:  Memento Gray Flannel dye ink

Designer Paper:  Creativ 6" x 6" Mini Paper Stack, item no. 720/171691 (KMart Aust)

Accessories:  Big Shot, Cuttlebug Grace's Frame embossing folder, Perfect Layers Tools, Tombow Mono Multi glue, doublesided tape, white cardstock

Punches:  Carl CP-8 Heart twin punch (I used the largest heart)


Whisper said...

Simply classy and stunning.

Oooo you won't be the first and you won't be the last to turn up to the school on the inset day, at least you were a day early and not a day late ;-), Luv Sam x

Elaine said...

So very beautiful xx

Bugga in OK said...

Hi, Jocelyn,

Wanted you to see that I really do look at your blog! This is quite a lovely sympathy card you made. I agree, they are sometimes hard to do, but I think they are always appreciated by those we send them to.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ah Jobear, had to smile about turning up on pupil free day, we used to like them when was teaching as helped you sort things out for the term/year....
Glad tho' there was a silver lining and had the extra day.

Agree about Gracie's frame it is a fav. Folder of mine too, and have always loved the SU set of praying for you sympathy stamp set. Don't own it but have another one tho'.

Every blessing of the Lord upon DD for the school year and you too ,
Shaz in Oz.x

Jackie said...

What a wonderful card, so classy and very tasteful for the sad occasion...hugs
Jackie xx

Merry said...

A beautifully created Sympathy card. So you had a practise run to school....I hope you are all settled into the new school year now and all is going well.

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