Saturday, February 22, 2020

Stampin' Up Thoughtful Prayers Sympathy Card

Good morning my stamping friends. Hope your Saturday will move slowly if that's what you want. It's a sympathy Saturday for me. One of my two favorite eye doctors lost his mother the week I was supposed to see him for my second post op. His mother lived in MI. His family and I share a love for Murphy, NC.

I made a card to send to him and his family. It's pretty much clean and simple and my inspiration came from Fab Friday's sketch #183. As you will see, I did take a little artistic license with it!



My card base is Whisper White with a Basic Black Mat.

I used the Stitched Rectangles die set to cut out a Whisper White mat, a black mat and the sentiment. For the white mat, I used the second to largest, for the black sentiment mat and the sentiment the two next to smallest.

The sentiment on the outside as well as the sentiments and image on the inside are from the retired Thoughtful Prayers stamp set. It's one I'll never part with. I will also never part with the retired Butterfly Thinlits. The butterfly is cut from Black Glimmer paper.

The ribbon is retired Black Silver 1/4" and is glued to a banner of Silver Foil. I added three retired Black Rhinestones. I can see the camera picked up the sticky piece which apparently was hanging off the edge on the top one. I'm leaving it there because I don't want to ruin the card front. If you know of a safe way to remove it, please leave me a comment. Because I have a little "bling" on the front, I've decided to play at Cardz 4 Galz: Challenge #115 Black & Bling.

Here's the inside...

I stamped the tree in second generation Mint Macaron and the sentiment in Tuxedo Black Memento ink.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a great day. If you have any questions, ask away!

13 comments:

  1. Very pretty Karen! Love the shimmer on the butterfly. :)

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  2. very pretty! Love the black and white! TRY picking the offending rhinestone up with your tweezers - slowly and gently with a little rocking motion....then tuck the glue dot in better and stick it back on!

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    1. I tried that and it worked...thank you so much, Mary!

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  3. Very nice sympathy card in just black and white. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Lovely card Karen - loving the butterfly in black glimmer card - I think it is so effective. Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz xx Lynda DT

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    1. Thank you so much, Lynda. It was my pleasure to join you at Cardz 4 Galz.

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  5. Wowza - brava on getting that butterfly from black glimmer - what a labor of love! This is a gorgeous and sweet sympathy card, gret marriage of elements and sets. Thanks so much for playing at Fab Friday!

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    1. Thank you, Heather. It's really easy to cut when you remove the back layer of paper.

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  6. What a beautiful sympathy card. It shows bling can be understated. Love this! Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz!!

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    1. Thanks much, Sue, for leaving a comment on behalf of C4G.

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  7. A stunning card, I love how you have added a caring insert. Thanks for sharing with us at Cardz 4 Galz. Caz. DT

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