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Sunday, June 16, 2013

With Sympathy

Hi all,

I'm finally back to stamping! We had a fabulous three week vacation to Portugal and Spain. Everything was great, even the flights. I've been back to work for a week and trying catching up on mail, bills, etc. Today, I decided I had time to make a couple cards.

Unfortunately, one of the cards that I need is a sympathy card. My friend lost his father unexpectedly yesterday. I used this week's Dynamic Duos colors of Pear Pizzazz and Basic Black for my starting point and then went with the tried and true reverse masking technique for the image. So simple, yet looks so elegant.

The image is stamped on some really old SU black and white DSP. I don't recall the name of this paper, but I liked the black sponging and lines in the paper. I think that it adds some nice depth to the sponged and stamped image.

I rounded the corners of the two upper layers, added some black twine and green bakers twine along with the new SU candy dots in black. (love these. I ordered all 4 color groups)

Stamps: Lovely As A Tree set by Stampin' Up and With Sympathy by Hero Arts
Paper: SU Pear Pizzazz and Basic Black card stock and SU DSP
Ink: SU Pear Pizzazz and Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Other: SU Top Note die, SU baker's twine, black embroidery floss, SU black candy dots, Fiskars corner rounder punch, sponge, and the Big Shot

I hope your weekend was a fun one, and thanks for looking in,


  1. I've always loved this image and you've used it so well! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Dynamic Duos!

  2. THis is a really nice card, and I'm sure your friend will feel comforted, knowing you care.


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