Story of Elegance

The reality of the circle of life means that one time or another there will be a need to express sympathy and share words of comfort.   I like to have a few sympathy cards on hand at all times.   This makes it easy to get my expression of caring on it’s way quickly.   I’ve created a few cards to share with you today, that unfortunately will be used promptly.

Sympathy card made with Stampin' Up! products

Sympathy Card 1

Sympathy card and envelope made with Stampin' Up products

Sympathy Card 1 with Envelope

I love the layers and the texture in this card, and the colors are very soothing.  To create it I embossed a panel of Whisper White card stock using the Eyelet Lace embossing folder.  I stamped the flowers in Petal Pink and Old Olive inks using the Beautiful Friendship stamp set; and ran a strip of Petal Pink Organdy Striped Ribbon across it.  The layers that support the sentiment panel are die cut from the Painted Labels and Everything is Rosy die sets, and the sympathy sentiment is from the Peaceful Moments stamp set.  I added a few flecks of of color throughout the panel using an Old Olive Stampin’ Write Marker.

Sympathy Card made with Stampin Up products

Sympathy Card 2

Sympathy Card and envelope made with Stampin Up products

Sympathy Card 2 with Envelope

Again for this card, I stamped flowers using a stamp from the Beautiful Friendship stamp set.  The ink colors are Powder Pink and Old Olive.  I embossed the frame using the Heirloom Frame folder; and then layered it onto the stamped panel.  The sentiment for this card is from the Woven Heirlooms stamp set.

Sympathy Card made using Stampin Up products

Sympathy Card 3

Sympathy card with envelope using Stampin Up products

Sympathy Card 3 with Envelope

The beautiful Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper adds the color to this card.  I added an embossed panel created with the Layered Leaves folder.  I used dies from the Detailed Band die set and added a band of Metallic Edged Ribbon in Petal Pink.

Find Your Elegance

Here are the core products that I used for today’s cards.  You can shop with me 24 x 7.  Click any image to enter my online store.

Thank you for stopping.  I’m very pleased that you came.  I look forward to your visit again on Friday.  Until then,

Live Graciously!