Before I start my new mini catalogue sneak peeks this weekend I’ve been playing with some of my older stamp sets. Today’s #simplestamping project uses two sentiments from Kindness & Compassion. I love this set and the sentiments make creating sympathy and sympathy acknowledgement cards so much easier.
When I’m creating sympathy or sympathy thank you cards I always try to keep them simple and uncluttered. It just seems to suit my purpose better.
I began by cutting some of the Woven Heirlooms Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack. First I cut a piece for the front of my card and used Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) to mount it onto a layer of Mint Macaron Card.
Next I cut another piece, and attached it to the flap of a Whisper White Medium Envelope with liquid glue. Then I cut the DSP to shape with Paper Snips using the edge of the flap as a guide.
Finally I cut a 3/4″ strip of the DSP and glued it along the bottom of a layer of Whisper White Card. This piece was then fixed on the inside of a Thick Whisper White Card base.
COMPASSION AND APPRECIATION
With the basics complete that just left the sentiments for me to do.
Using Pretty Peacock ink I stamped “We are sincerely grateful for your kindness and compassion” onto a strip of Mint Macaron Card. Then with liquid glue I mounted it onto some Whisper White Card.
On the back of the sentiment I decided to add some Whisper White 5/8″ Flax Ribbon with Tear & Tape Adhesive. Rather than tie a bow, I simply folded the ribbon in half and shaped the ends. With that done I finished the front of the card by adding the completed sentiment using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
At this point I realised that I hadn’t added a sentiment to the inside, so I was brave and did it right at the end.
I really like how this card turned out, it conveys the feeling and message which is what these cards are all about.
Well that’s all for today. I’m off to my studio to play with some new products. I hope you’ll be able to join me again tomorrow as I start my sneak peaks for the January to June Mini Catalogue and Sale-A-Bration Brochure.
UPDATE 2020: Sadly the following products have retired and are no longer available from Stampin’ Up!
- Woven Threads Designer Series Paper
- Whisper White 5/8″ Flax Ribbon
- Kindness & Compassion Stamp Set