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Sunday, April 10, 2016

Love & Sympathy

I'm back at it using a retired stamp set, however, any flower stamp set will do.  Today's card uses the Love & Sympathy, Item #128652, from Stampin' Up!  I find the stamp set works well with any color scheme.

Here are the products and instructions for today's card:

Card Stock:
Very Vanilla card base cut 8 ½ x 5 ½, scored at 4 ¼
Marina Mist panel cut 4 x 5 ¼
Very Vanilla panel cut 3 7/8 x 5 1/8
Marina Mist panel cut 2 1/8 x 3 5/8
Very Vanilla panel cut 2 x 3 ½

Ink Pads:
Marina Mist

Stamp Set:
Love & Sympathy, 128652 (retired)

Markers:
Marina Mist, Always Artichoke

Embellishments:
Dazzling Details added to the flower
Dazzling Details

Embossing Folder:
Darcie

Extras:
Stamp-a-ma-gig, Big Shot Machine, Stampin Trimmer

Instructions:

Stamp on the inside of your card with the sentiment using the Stamp-a-ma-gig.  Let dry.
Adhere Marina Mist panel to the Very Vanilla card base with a 1/4" border.
Emboss the large Very Vanilla panel with the Darcie embossing folder using the Big Shot.
Add this panel to the Marina Mist with a 1/8" border.
All stamping is done using the Stamp-a-ma-gig.
Color your stamp using the markers; Marina Mist for the flower and Always Artichoke for the stems.  Huff on the stamp, then line up with the Stamp-a-ma-gig and stamp on the remaining Very Vanilla panel.
Stamp "Sending Love and Sympathy in Marina Mist.
Add the Very Vanilla panel to the Marina Mist panel.
Add five dimensional's to the sentiment panel and add to the card front.
Add Dazzling Details to the flower.  Set aside to dry (approximately 20 minutes).
Stamp envelope in the same manner as your card panel (without the sentiment).

Matching envelope on the right
Karen McNall
Karen McNall

My name is Karen McNall, and I am a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. Inspired By Gram was created after my grandmother. She taught me many crafting skills over the years and I enjoy being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator teaching and sharing the art of rubber stamping and papercrafting.

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