Sitting Here with Sympathy

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Sitting Here with Sympathy

A sweet young woman and friend at our church lost her grandmother (Nanny) this past week, and after hearing some of the sweet stories about her sweet Nanny, I decided this would be a perfect sympathy card.  Nanny loved sitting on her porch swing, drinking a Coke, eating Lays Potato Chips and watching her kids run around and play.  Isn’t this the sweetest memory?

I wanted to capture her sweet memory using the Sitting Here Stamp Set, I really like how the card turned out. 

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 With Love and Sympathy

This seems like a simple card, but it did take a few steps to create, let me share them with you.  First I stamped the swing image from the Sitting Here Stamp Set on our Stampin’ Up Watercolor Paper using Jet Black Stazon Ink.  I used my Stamparatus because the Watercolor Paper has lots of texture (which makes it perfect for water coloring) and I knew I was going to need to stamp several times to get the image just right, and it worked beautifully.

Next, I took another piece of Watercolor Paper and stamped the image again on a smaller piece of Watercolor Paper because I wanted to cut out the image for added dimension on my card.   I used my Crumb Cake Classic Ink pad and Aqua Painter to color in my swing.

Next, I stamped all three pillows in the set on Shimmery White Cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, as I wanted a smooth pillow.  I used Coastal Cabana, and Grapefruit Grove Classic Ink pads to color in the pillows. 

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Don’t forget the inside

Once I had all my pieces colored in, I proceeded to fussy cut each of them using my Paper Snips.  I love, love, love how sharp and easy it is to snip around even the thicker Watercolor Paper without a problem for a smooth even finish.  

Lastly, If you follow me at all you know I like to finish the inside and envelopes to coordinate with my projects, this card was no different.  Here you can see I brought some of the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper on the inside and also some of the Braided Linen Trim. 

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Thank you for visiting me today

Thank you for visiting with me today, and I hope I have inspired you to go create something beautiful and send it on its way.  

I have included the products I used below for your shopping convenience, as always you can also download the supply list then head on over to my 24/7 Online store HERE.

I have card details for you listed below, however, I have you have any questions, please do not hesitate to drop me a note.  

Card Details: 
Crumb Cake Cardstock: 8-1/2″ X 5-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″
Watercolor Paper: 4-1/8″ X 5-3/8″ for top card layer,  3″ X 4″ for swing only layer
Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper: 1/2″ X 5-1/2″ (2 each, inside and outside layer)
Shimmery White Cardstock: 3″ X 4″ for the pillows

Blessings, and until the next time, remember to hug the ones you love, none of us are promised tomorrow!

One Comment

  1. You are Sooo sweet…this is a perfect card and am sure will evoke lots of memories for the granddaughter and her family! Great card!

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