Sunday, February 3, 2013

Love and Sympathy for The Paper Players

Greetings, Stampers! I hope you'll all be enjoying your Super Bowl Sunday later today. I'm not a big football fan, but I do like watching the commercials! While the men in the family are watching the big game, I'll likely slink away to my craft room to see what I can create. 

Today is also a new Paper Players challenge!  This week is a theme challenge by Nance, to create a Sympathy card. What better way to show that you truly care than with a thoughtful handmade card?

Love and Sympathy is my go-to stamp set for such an occasion. Those who know me, know that I love a stamp set that comes with an inside and outside greeting. This set has one simple image, both those greetings, and is classy and elegant. There are so many ways to change it up, that honestly, it's the only sympathy stamp set you'll ever need. OK, now you know how much I love this set!

The floral image stamp was colored with Wisteria Wonder and Lucky Limeade Markers. Aside from the stamps, what makes this card so elegant is the beautiful embossed background, which was created with the Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder. I embossed the top portion of the card, leaving a section outside the embossing folder, so I could stamp a greeting below. 

I stamped the floral image a second time on the inside of the card, without re-inking, to achieve a more subtle image. The sweet greeting for the inside was stamped right on top. 

Stampin' Up Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Love and Sympathy
Card Stock: Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder
Ink Pads: Elegant Eggplant
Markers: Wisteria Wonder, Lucky Limeade
Tools: Big Shot, Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder
Accessories: Whisper White Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Pearls

Be sure to check out all the fabulous creations by the rest of The Paper Players design team!

Have an awesome day!


LeAnne said...

I believe you're right...this is a great sympathy set to have! I love your floral image and how you embossed just the top portion of your background. Very elegant and the pearls finish it off nicely!

Ann Schach said...

Such a beautiful sympathy card! I love the texture, with the pearls and the ribbon. The image is so soft and serene!

Darnell said...

Sandy, I think has now become my favorite card of yours. I absolutely love every single feature and will be pinning this!

GerriK said...

Beautiful card! I love this stamp set too. Love the embossing and the gentle colors. Thanks for the inspiration!!

Marina said...

I love how simple but elegant this card is. It is always so hard to make a sympathy card and not make it too much. You made it with just enough.

Nance Leedy said...

Sandy, this is perfectly lovely. I love the way you've embossed just the top and left room for the sentiment. Perfect choices of stamps, texture and colors. Love the inside too--just perfect!

Anonymous said...

I really need to get that set! Great card as always! :-)

Amy O said...

This is a gorgeous sympathy card, Sandy! I love the embossing and the colors you've chosen. It makes for a soft and elegant card.

Andrea W said...

Lovely card! The clean lines and embossing are beautiful!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Sandy, this is absolutely gorgeous! I love the color combo and the embossed background adds the perfect detail while still keeping the design clean. I love the whit ribbon on the white card stock, too. Very pretty! :)