Corner Bouquet Sympathy

It’s never easy to send a Sympathy card but I think it’s so important to have some of these cards made and ready to send when you need them! This Corner Bouquet Sympathy card uses 2 of the Sale-A-Bration stamp sets that you can earn in January and February 2021!!

When I saw this card posted, I knew it would be a beautiful card to share on my weekly FaceBook Live. I want to thank France Martin of Frenchie Stamps for sharing it.

Gather your cardstock

To begin with, I gathered the same colours of cardstock used by Frenchie Stamps – Crumb Cake Cardstock (#120953), Early Espresso Cardstock (#119686), Soft Suede Cardstock (#115318), Very Vanilla Cardstock (#101650).

As I was gathering these, I realized that there are many other colours (reds, pinks, blues, greens, purples) that could be combined to create a card with these layers and they would all work beautifully. I think what I like best is the coordination of the neutral shades with Antiqued Corners & Slides Elements.

To begin with, the Crumb Cake Cardstock was cut @ 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″, folded, and burnished to make the card base. The gorgeous Faux Suede Trim (#152472) was threaded through a Slide from the Antiqued Corners & Slides Elements (#152471) before the length was attached along the left side on the front layer of the card base.

The Early Espresso Cardstock layer was cut @ 5″ x 3-5/8″ followed by the Soft Suede Cardstock being cut with the 2nd largest Stitched Rectangle Die (#151820) and the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (#149653). If you don’t have these tools, you can use a piece cut @ 5″ x 3-1/2″.

The Very Vanilla Cardstock was cut with the 3rd largest Stitched Rectangle Die and the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine. If you don’t have these tools, you can use a piece cut @ 4-1/2″ x 3-1/4″. I also used a piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock cut @ 5-1/4″ x 4″ for the inside layer.

Let’s do some stamping

Now that all the cardstock has been cut to size, it’s time to do some stamping! The Blending Brushes (#153611) were used to colour the smaller piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock. Crumb Cake Classic Ink (#147116) was used on the top half and Soft Suede Classic Ink (#147115) was used on the bottom half. I suggest you start by adding ink lightly because you can always add more colour if you want to have a darker finished project.

For the images, I used the largest corner stamp from the Corner Bouquet Stamp Set (#155273) to place an image in the bottom left-hand corner with Early Espresso Classic Ink (#147114). I also used that ink to stamp the greeting from the Heal Your Heart Stamp Set (#155291) in the top right-hand corner.

Put it all together

After the stamping was completed, I attached the layers to the card base. The final step was to use Mini Glue Dots to attach the Antiqued Corners on each corner of the Very Vanilla layer.

You can see another sympathy card here or here.

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