Category: Love & Sympathy

Beautiful Sympathy

Rectangular Accordion 05 front

This is a Pop It Ups Rectangular Accordion card using some Elizabeth Craft Design Flower Quartet peel off stickers, Silk microfine glitter and Copics to color it.  The Designer Series paper is from the SU Spring Mini – Painted Blooms – and it’s all tied off with some Hello Honey ribbon.  The paper is so gorgeous it’s hard to decide which piece to use!

Rectangular Accordion 05

I used the sentiment in Love & Sympathy for the inside.  It’s stamped in Wild Wasabi.  Els has a great video on YouTube on how to use the stickers with glitter and Copics.  They really make a card sparkle!  Hugs, Fran

Four Corners

Corner Garden 01

You’ve seen this one before but yesterday was class 7 in my Blendies classes and this was the sample.. Wow, these ladies have gotten very good with their Blendies!  I thought I’d show you 4 more variations on this card.

Corner Garden 05

This rose is Calypso Coral.

Corner Garden 03

This is Melon Mambo.

Corner Garden 04

This was done with Copics and….

Corner Garden 02

This was done in “sepia” tones using Copics.

What a wonderful stamp!  Hugs, Fran

Corner Garden

Corner Garden 01

I bought this stamp – Corner Garden (134045/134048) just to color with the new Blendabilities!  I used the most of the colors currently available as of today –

  • Cherry Cobbler   (Item #130995 – $11.95)
  • Coastal Cabana  (Item #131000 – $11.95)
  • Daffodil Delight   (Item #130998 – $11.95)
  • Old Olive   (Item #130999 – $11.95)
  • Pumpkin Pie  (Item #130997 – $11.95)
  • Rich Razzleberry  (Item #131003 – $11.95)
  • Skin Tone Assortment (Item #129370 – $22.95)
  • Memento Ink Pad (Item 132708 – $5.95 )
  • Memento Ink Refill (Item 133456 – $4.95 )
  • Color Lifter  (Item 129369 – $4.95 )

I just stamped the Corner Garden stamp on a 4 x 5 1/4 piece of Whisper White using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and started coloring. Fun, fun, fun!  Here’s a close up –

Corner Garden 01 detail



Stamp Sets – Corner Garden, Love & Sympathy, Papillon Potpourri

Card stock – Old Olive, Whisper White

Ink – Memento Tux Black, Daffodil Delight

Blendabilities – Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry, Cherry Cobbler

Etc – small butterfly punch

This is a great stamp for practicing your coloring!  Also today – buy 3 get 1 free on all DSP!  What a great chance to get your hands on the new Designer Series papers ! Hugs, Fran


Butterflies Soar

Here’s my next card for the “fly” challenge – and it was very hard to photograph!  I used the Quatrefancy DSP acetate to make the base for this Butterfly Pivot card.  It’s beautiful in real life, but was a bear to photograph.  The accent paper is Gingham Garden and the sentiment is from Love & Sympathy. 

Here’s another photo that helps you see the acetate – maybe

Stamp Set – Love & Sympathy
Cardstock – Quartrefancy acetate, Island Indigo, Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Gingham Garden DSP
Ink – Pear Pizzezz
Etc – Buttery Pivot die and accessories, Word Window punch

Hop over to Karen’s blog to check out all the challenge cards!  Hugs, Fran

Easy Love (& Sympathy)

Love & Sympathy 03

Here’s a quick and easy sympathy card using Love & Sympathy and Work of Art.  From the bottom up it’s Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron, So Saffron stamped off, and Soft Sky.  The image and sentiment are done in Jet Black Stazon.  Think of all the color combos you could try!

Stamp Set – Love & Sympathy
Cardstock – So Saffron, Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink – Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron, So Saffron stamped off, Soft Sky.  Jet Black Stazon
Etc – Subtle Candy Dots

Sometimes you just need things to be easy!  Hugs, Fran

Watercolor Sympathy

I cased this layout from one done by Sandy Matthis.  I changed the colors and punch – but kept the layout.  This is another card using Happy Watercolor – this time on watercolor paper. 

 Stamp Sets – Happy Watercolor, Love & Sympathy
Card stock – Raspberry Ripple, Pink Pirouette, watercolor paper
Ink – Jet Black Stazon, Pink Pirouette, Raspberry Ripple, Old Olive, Crumb Cake
Etc – Trim punch, Pink Pirouette ribbon, aqua painter, Square Lattice embossing folder

Here’s a “funny” – last night I saw a package on my porch and went out to get it.  It was something my aunt and uncle had mailed me 3 1/2 years ago!!

I might be behind on things – but I’m ahead of UPS!  Hugs, Fran

Love & Sympathy

I tried the Magical Masking Tape tutorial on Splitcoast this week and loved how it turned out.  I used one of my last pieces of Glossy White card stock – but am going to try it again using Shimmery White and see how well it works. 

Stamp Sets – Love & Sympathy
card stock – Glossy White, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Sky
Ink- Jet Black Stazon, Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron, Soft Sky

Hugs, Fran

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