Peggy’s Sweet Bloom With Hope Sympathy Card

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Hi Stamping Friends!

You're gonna love today's sweet and simple sympathy card designed by Peggy Tassler!  She brought it for our Too Cool Team to make at our recent Shoebox Swap. 

Peggy - sweet blooms copy

I love the colors that Peggy chose for her sympathy card.  I tend to create sympathy cards in cool, neutral colors with a somber feel, but why not use soft, warm colors that can lift the recipient up with hope?

Peggy - sweet blooms 2 copy

CASEd from Jaydee at Stampin! With Jaydee.

Color Block Background—The cool textured color block background is created by stamping with a clear acrylic block.  We inked up the block directly on a So Saffron Firm Foam Ink Pad, then stamped it on a piece of 3-1/2" x 4-3/4" Whisper White.  Peggy's block was not a Stampin' Up! one, but you could substitute either a "D" or "E" size block and adjust the mat sizes accordingly.

Option: For a more watercolor wash look, spritz the inked block lightly with water, then stamp. 

The stamped layer was eventually matted on a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Blushing Bride and adhered to a So Saffron card base.

Sweet Sentiment—The sentiment, from Bloom With Hope was stamped at the bottom in StazOn Black.

Peggy - sweet blooms 3 copy 

Sweet Blooms—We stamped some flowers from the Bloom With Hope Hostess with StazOn Black Ink on the stamped background and colored in the stems with a Pear Pizzazz Marker.  Next, we colored the blooms of a second stamped image with a Blushing Bride marker and added shading with a Crisp Cantaloupe marker.  The flowers were hand-cut, then popped up with Dimesionals over the top of the original stamped image.  It takes a little extra time for the fussy cutting, but this paper piecing technique always looks fab!

TIP: I also colored in the edges of blooms that were underneath the popped flowers, so you could see a hint of color if you happened to look close enough.  It's in the details.

Finishing Touches—We made a small bow from the Gold Baker's Twine and adhered it to the stems with a Glue Dot. 

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Thanks so much, Peggy, for sharing this pretty card with the Too Cool Team!  I'm planning on creating it with a group of stampers at a private class this week! 



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