Oct 31 2008

Double Embossed Sympathy

Published by at 6 24 pm under Dry Embossed Projects,Sympathy Cards

This sympathy card uses 2 embossing folders, theCuttlebug and some new cardstock. This card was made with inspiration from today’s Inspiration Challengeat SCS. The work of Don Li-Legerwas showcased, and rather than take any specific piece, I took inspiration from his overall use of square and rectangular shapes, the delicate florals he incorporates in his work, and his often used rusty type tones with a POP of blue that is in a great majority of his pieces. Here’s the my card.


This is a large card, measuring7.75″ x 5.25″. I used one large and one small embossing folder with SU’s retired Soft Sky paper. And for the card base I used a paper new to me.It is a double sided paper (a different color on each side) that is textured quite beautifully. Made by WorldWin, it is called Double Mates. This particular sheet is kind of a soft peach on one side and a rusty/coppery color on the other, called Desert Dune. It is fairly heavy at 90#. I really loved being able to accent my card with the peach color on the outside, then to open the card and have all the peach revealed on the inside. Really, quite a lovely feature. The perimeter ofthe blue panelsare outined witha copper leaf pen. TheWith Sympathy iscopper embossed. Here’s the inside.


This paper has such a rich and lovely texure and I’m hoping you can see it a bit in these photos.

Stamps: SU retired Hope for Comfort

Paper: SU retired Soft Sky. WorldWin Double Mates Desert Dune.

Ink: Versa Mark. SU Basic Brown. Copper Leaf Pen.

Accessories: Cuttlebug, Embossing Folders, Brads, Copper Embossing Powder, Mounting Tape.

Editing: I’m getting requests on where to findthe Double Matespaper — it is available here. Thanks, Mary, for providing that information!

Thanks so much for stopping in again!!! Truly appreciate it!!! It looks like wonderful weather is predictedfor us — hope you have the same on this fall weekend!!!

22 responses so far

22 Responses to “Double Embossed Sympathy”

  1. LadyDoc says:

    WOW- this card is stunning!

  2. Deb Saaranen says:

    So gorgeous!!! Love these colors together, the angular shapes and beautiful embossing!

  3. Deb Saaranen says:

    So gorgeous!!! Love these colors together, the angular shapes and beautiful embossing!

  4. Phyllis says:

    Thanks for showing the inside as well. This is a beautiful card, and I have to look for the paper. Perfect, sweet simplicity!

  5. Deena says:

    This is beautiful Sharon. The paper is lovely, as is the embossing! Love how you drew inspiration from different elements in his pieces!

  6. Barb S. says:

    WOW!! Love the look of the card and how the inside is a different color. Checked out the website for DoubleMates but you have to be a retailer to buy from them. How’d you find yours? Again, awesome card. Barb S.

  7. Rhonda K. says:

    Beautiful card! I really love the embossed designs…great job.

  8. Dawn (stampinscotsgirl) says:

    This is a beautiful sympathy card! Love the simplicity and the wonderful copper colour.

  9. Jerri Kay says:

    Sharon, this is gorgeous! Love that paper, so, so beautiful! Your design is stunning in its simplicity. Ok girlfriend, you’ve got to share, how in the world did you do that fancy deckle look in Photoshop?

  10. Mary says:

    The WorldWin papers and lots of other lovely choices are available from thepapermillstore.com with good prices and great service!

  11. Cindy H. says:

    What a lovely card!! Beautiful colors and a quiet elegance! Would be perfect for either a man or a woman. TFS

  12. Chris says:


    This is absolutely beautiful. It is very peaceful, just what I would look for in a sympathy card.

    Chris Miller

  13. Marisa says:

    This card is great!! I need to get that branch EF!! I love the double embossing you did and the brads are great. I’m sure the recipient will be touched to receive it.

  14. Ida says:

    This is lovely. Very Calming and Serene.

  15. Janine says:

    Sharon just beautiful!!!

  16. Debbie Stelton says:

    What a lovely card. It is unfortunate that we need this kind of card but we all do at one time or another. TFS.

    Debbie/Phx AZ

  17. Gorgeous – simple and elegant!

    I love the double embossing on the card.

    I like how you did the borders around the cards – very eye catching!

  18. Oh Sharon, this is just GORGEOUS! So rich and elegant! Perfect verse inside too. {{hugs}}

  19. leslierich says:

    Divinely elegant, Sharon! Perfect for a sympathy card. This design would be a nice masculine card, too. Thanks again so much for sharing your wonderful creativity!

  20. Amy Johnson says:

    What a fantastic sympathy card. The images and coloring are perfect for the theme of this card. Love it!

  21. Martie M says:

    A beautiful sympathy card BUT I case’d it into a birthday card. I can ALWAYS count on inspiration from your site. In fact, yours was one of the first blog I started to following. There are many more now BUT I always come to yours first each day. Thank you for all the beautiful inspiration.

  22. Debbie Olson says:

    So beautiful, Sharon–elegant, clean, fresh–perfect!

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