Sympathy Card

One of the things we get as Stampin’ Up! demonstrators is a bi-monthly magazine full of projects and business related articles. The current one has a beautiful pastel sympathy card. This is my version of that card. I changed up a few things but the colors and the overall design are the same. I started with a light wash of Crisp Cantaloupe ink in the middle of the Vanilla card stock. The doily was inked with Pistachio Pudding using a sponge dauber. There is a small piece of white crepe filter paper stuck under the flower. The punched flower was cut a little deeper between the petals, sponged with some ink and then the petals were rolled around a ball point pen to curl them. The leaves are from Secret Garden stamp set. Stamp off the ink first on scrap paper and then on the Vanilla card stock so the color is very pale. There is a matching framelet for this stamp set. So much easier than having to cut out the images.

Pastel Sympathy

Stamps: Secret Garden, So Sorry

Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Soft Suede

Paper: Crisp Cantaloupe, Vanilla

Misc: Blossom Punch, Pearls, Gingham Garden Wahsi Tape, Secret Garden Framelets, Calypso Coral Baker’s Twine, Very Vintage Designer Buttons, Creped Filter Paper, Tea Lace Paper Doillies, Mini Glue Dots


My dad has been gone for two years now and I think about him every single day and know how blessed I am that I was his daughter. I miss him. He liked holidays, mostly because it meant family would be together. If he were still here we would be celebrating Father’s Day. He deserved to be celebrated. He was the best. One of my greatest memories was when I was a senior in high school, shortly before the graduation picture below. We lived in KY, 80 miles south of Louisville. One day he skipped work and I skipped school and just the two of us went to Louisville and spent the day. We went to an amusement park, toured a cigarette factory and a whiskey distillery, went to the river to see the big boats, and ate White Castle hamburgers. One of my best days ever! Love you Dad.

Dad & I

Have a Blessed Sunday and a Happy Father’s Day.


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