Good Morning Everyone! I hope your week is going well, and that you have all your Christmas cards mailed out already. Sorry to say, I still have a few to send. Gosh, where did this year go? In some ways it went on far too long, thanks to Covid19, and in other ways it flew by.
At any rate it is Thursday and my creative, talented team mates have some lovely things to show. Our inspiration this week is color. We can use all of them, but must use at least 3. Here is our inspiration:
I chose to use Pool Party, Early Espresso and Old Olive for my sympathy card today. Here it is:
The card base is Pool Party (5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″) as is the front of the card. I cut a separate panel of Pool Party (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″) to emboss with the Evergreen Forest Embossing Folder, then used Liquid Glue to adhere it to the card front.
Using the Beautiful Boughs dies, I cut one large and one small bough from Old Olive. For these you will need a piece of card stock about 3″ x 5″. I then cut 2 large and 2 small pine cones and 2 large and 2 small pine cone details from Early Espresso ( 2 1/2″ x 5 1/2″). In hind sight, I think I should have used a sponge and some ink to highlight them, but, I didn’t. Just an idea you might want to try.
The smaller label die in that die set was used to cut the Pool Party sentiment panel (1 1/2″ x 3″) AFTER I stamped it in Early Espresso. The sentiment is from the Well Said stamp set. Using my Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker, I penned some stitches around the edge.
The elements were dry fit, that is, laid out without any adhesion. When I was satisfied, I took a photo with my phone to ensure that I could repeat the layout. The larger bough was Liquid Glued to the card front. Over this I glued a small pine cone, then used Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the larger one over the small one.
The smaller pine branch was partially adhered with Liquid Glue to leave some of the needles loose. The other small pine cone was adhered with Liquid Glue. Over this, Liquid Glue was used on the sentiment corner that overlaps the 2 pine cones, and Stampin’ Dimensionals adhere the other corners. Liquid glue was used to stick down the last pine cone under the sentiment.
The finishing touch is a Linen Thread, loopy, casual bow, which is attached with a couple of Glue Dots.
For the inside I cut a panel of Early Espresso (4″ x 5 1/4″) as a mat for the sentiment liner. This liner was cut from a 3 1/2″ x 5″ piece of Pool Party with the third largest Stitched Rectangles die.
I laid this on a piece of scrap paper so I could stamp off the edge without getting my mat all inky. The Peaceful Boughs stamp set coordinates with the Beautiful Boughs dies and is just simply beautiful. Using Old Olive ink, I stamped off the larger bough once, then stamped it in the upper left corner. The middle sized bough was used twice in the lower right, and was also stamped off once each time. The pine cones are the smaller ones and stamped full strength in Early espresso. Lastly, with the sentiment from Woven Heirlooms and Early Espresso Ink, I stamped the sentiment.
This liner was glued to the Early Espresso mat and into the card base. This finishes the card, but we can’t have naked envelopes, now, can we?
I put the flap in the Evergreen Forest Embossing Folder and embossed it. Then, with Old Olive Ink I stamped a couple of pine boughs, full strength, from Peaceful Boughs, on the front.
I hope you enjoyed this card, and will want to make one yourself. Now, on with the hop. Just click the button below to go to the Amy’s blog, or any individual’s name to go directly there.
Julie Johnston – You are Here
10 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Boughs Sympathy for Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop”
Just beautiful Julie 🙂 Love the pine boughs and pine cones and the inside is just as beautiful. The embossed background adds the perfect finishing touch along with that perfect bow. I’ve never thought to use color cardstock on the inside. I’m going to have to try it.
Thanks, Karen. I frequently use color on the inside, usually the lighter ones, but have used Night of Navy and white embossing powder too.
Beautiful sympathy card Julie! The die cut pines are perfect over the embossed background. 🙂
Thanks, Amy. I rather liked the effect. Thought of a few ways to improve it though!
Beautiful!! The bundle is perfect for this solemn occasion.
Thank you, Akiko. I love it for about any occasion.
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Julie…what TOK said! (The Other Karen!)
You do that too? I often find that when I read a blog and think about what comment I want to make, then get to the comment portion I discover that someone else has said what I planned to say! Thank you. You are both very kind and I appreciate your comments!
These are a few of my favorite thiiiiinnnngs…. Love it!! 🙂
THanks Mary! My favs too.