Mar 20 2018

Sympathy Trio in Denim Blues – by Sharon Johnson

I took some time yesterday and created three sympathy cards. Two I’m calling masculine and one feminine. They are all made in the beautiful denim blues contained in the Wandering Ivy paper collection from Kaisercraft. WOW! What a lovely paper pad. It’s so pretty and flowery, but still has plenty of sheets that worked well for my masculine cards. Take a look:

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This is the trio of cards.

The center card with flowers is, of course, the feminine version.

The other two are more simple and clean, but truly could be used for either a man or woman.

I love to use the 23rd Psalm on sympathy cards. I find it to be so comforting, and hope it offers that same comfort to the recipient.

This version of Psalm 23 is scripted so beautifully I often put it on the card front, but sometimes I use it on the card inside. Either way works. It is contained in our Deepest Sympathy clear stamp set.

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This is my feminine version with the flowers.

The Prima Serenade flowers in blue are an absolutely perfect match to Kaisercraft’s Wandering Ivy paper.

Good matches always please me!

Those green leaves peeking out are satin leaves cut from the May Arts Jumbo String Leaves.

This card was made at 6.5 x 4.75″ to fit perfectly into an A6 Clear Box for protection and presentation.

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Here’s the inside.

That paper is so pretty, I just wanted to use more of it!

This inside sentiment is from our Deepest Sympathy clear stamp set.

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This is the first of the masculine cards.

These are both made at 6.25 x 4.5″ to fit into some invitation envelopes I had on hand.

Even though there are a few subtle florals, I think this works great for a more masculine card.

It’s a pretty quick make!

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Here’s the inside – I LOVE the barnwood.

All these papers are from Kaisercraft’s Wandering Ivy.

Matthew 5:4 is from our set called Blessings/Beatitudes 1.

You’ll note the font is the same in both our Deepest Sympathy and the Beatitudes set, so they intermix just beautifully!

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This is the 2nd of the cards I’m calling masculine; however, being so white I would definitely use this for either gender.

It’s plain and simple enough to suit the need for a masculine card, yet pretty enough for a lady. I think, anyway.

For accent here there is a strip of 1″ Grosgrain Ribbon with Satin Edge. It’s a lovely ribbon!

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Here’s the inside.

Both of these sentiments are included in our Deepest Sympathy clear stamp set.

Again, beautiful paper!

And that is it for the cards – now on to the supply list:

I used:

Stamps: Deepest Sympathy by Stamp Simply Clear Stamps

Blessings/Beatitudes 1 by Stamp Simply Clear Stamps

Stamped using the Tim Holtz Tonic Stamp Platform (perfect placement & impressions every time!)

Paper: Wandering Ivy by Kaisercraft

Coredinations Heavyweight Smooth White Cardstock

Cardstock – Navy, Gray

Dies: Spellbinders Celebrations Pierced Rectangles

Ink: VersaFine – Onyx Black

Ribbon: May Arts 1″ Grosgrain Ribbon with Satin Edge – Navy

May Arts Burlap String – Navy

May Arts Jumbo String Leaves

Embellishments: Prima Serenade – Blue

Enamel Dots

Adhesives:EZ Runner, 3D Foam Squares,Liquid Glue

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Deepest Sympathy by Stamp Simply Clear Stamps

This set offers a variety of sentiments for both inside and out that can be stacked together or used alone.

Find more items in our Sympathy Category here.

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Blessings/Beatitudes 1 by Stamp Simply Clear Stamps

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Wandering Ivy by Kaisercraft

This is one of those paper collections that has me totally swooning!

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Serenade Blue

Prima Serenade – Blue shown and used today

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  1. deb s says:

    That is a great dp pad…beautiful designs, Sharon!

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