Monday, January 27, 2020

Sophisticated Sympathy Card with Breathtaking Bouquet and Golden Honey DSP

Hello, stamping friends!   The weekend was pretty fantastic.  It rained ALL day Friday - which is my kind of day- and that night the Steele clan dashed through the drops to hit a local burger place.  Burger, fries, and a shake are a classic combination that can't be beat.  Saturday was a work day for me and that night we had pizza with my parents, then watched the final movie in The Maze Runner series (The Death Cure, which isn't the most uplifting of titles but it was a great movie).  One of my favorite things is when I'm having hearty, laugh-until-you-cry moments with my family and we had those this weekend!  I read a quote over the weekend about realizing you are living your "good 'ol days" and it struck me that I really am!

I LOVE the card I have to share today.  REALLY love.  I have a tutorial for you to pin, save, or print at the end of this post. 


sympathy card using Stampin' Up!'s Breathtaking Bouquet set & Golden Honey Designer Series Paper

It is a sympathy card but it wasn't made for any particular person, fortunately.  I prefer to make these kinds of cards ahead of time.  

I had the idea to pair the Golden Honey DSP (a free Sale-A-Bration item) with just the largest flowers from Breathtaking Bouquet.  I thought the gold and black against the colored flowers would be striking.  It was!

sympathy card using Stampin' Up!'s Breathtaking Bouquet set & Golden Honey Designer Series Paper

The sentiment is from Itty Bitty Greetings, a fantastic set that has the cutest sized sayings for every occasion (32 to be exact).  I stamped it in Versamark, sprinkled with Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder, and melted the powder with a Heat Tool.  

Tip: to avoid stray powder on the cardstock rub the paper with an Embossing Buddy prior to stamping.  It removes any static that would cause the embossing powder to stick where you didn't stamp.

sympathy card using Stampin' Up!'s Breathtaking Bouquet set & Golden Honey Designer Series Paper

Those vibrant layers of color are from Stampin' Blends markers.  Alcohol ink is a dream to work with.  The color flows out smoothly, there are no marker lines, and it's possible to layer and mix colors seamlessly without contaminating your marker tips.  

Keep reading for this card's tutorial that you can pin, save, or print!

FREE with $50 order!
Golden Honey Designer Series Paper | Free Sale-A-Bration item with $50 order


Find it on page 31 in the 2020 Mini Catalog
I colored and cut the four largest flowers in the middle.
Stampin' Up!'s Breathtaking Bouquet background stamp in 2020 Mini Catalog





Pin, download and save, or print the tutorial for this card.
Download to save or print free Breathtaking Bouquet and Golden Honey DSP sympathy card tutorial


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