With Heartfelt Sympathy Card

This Sympathy card was created for one of my Stamper’s Club Gathering projects.  The card features the 2013-2014 Idea Book and Catalog exclusive hostess set “Simply Sketched”.  I have included a picture below of the stamp images and greetings that are in this wonderful set.  You can earn this set when you host your own Stampin’ Up! workshop or when you join my monthly hostess club program.

For this card I framed the bird image behind two oval frame cutouts that were created with the Ovals Framelits die.  To achieve this framed effect you just need to layer two oval framelits over the cardstock that you want to create your frame.  To create the wider oval frame (which is the Summer Starfruit layer on my card), I cut the inner oval with a framelit 2 sizes smaller than the outer oval.  For the Soft Sky oval I used the same larger oval framelit to cut the outer frame and the inner oval was cut with an oval 1 size smaller.  The Big Shot Magnetic Plate is the perfect tool to use when cutting multiple framelit shapes.  I stamped the bird image on Very Vanilla cardstock and cut out the image with the same larger oval that was used for the two frames.  I used a blender pen and ink pads to add color the bird image.  Since all three pieces were cut from the same larger oval, they were all able to layer perfectly.

The card base is Summer Starfruit.  I embossed the Chocolate Chip cardstock with the woodgrain embossing folder and layered the feather print DSP over the bottom 1/3 of the Chocolate Chip layer.  This pattern is part of the Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper pack that I have been using for cards in my recent posts.

Simply Sketched - Sympathy Bird

Simply Sketched -Hostess Exclusive Stamp Set Wood mount #129669 - $14.00 Clear mount #129672 - $10.00 Note:  This set can only be earned when you hostess a party of $150.00 or more.

Simply Sketched -Hostess Exclusive Stamp Set
Wood mount #129669 – $14.00
Clear mount #129672 – $10.00
Note: This set can only be earned when you hostess a party of $150.00 or more.


All of the supplies used for this card can be purchased from my on-line store.  Below is a list of the supplies used, along with the item number and price:

  • Simply Sketched Exclusive Hostess Stamp Set – wood mount #129669 – $14.00 – clear mount #129672 – $10.00
  • Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper #132184 – $10.95
  • Chocolate Chip Cardstock #102128 – $6.95
  • Summer Starfruit Cardstock #126839 – $6.95
  • Soft Sky Cardstock #131203 – $6.95
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock #101650 – $8.50
  • Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin’ Pad #126979 – $5.95
  • Summer Starfruit Classic Stampin’ Pad #126991 – $5.95
  • Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Pad #126953 – $5.95
  • Jet Black StazOn Ink Pad #101406 – $7.95
  • Blender Pens #102845 – $9.95
  • Large Oval Punch #119855 – $15.95
  • Scallop Oval Punch #119856 -$16.95
  • Summer Starfruit 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon #126846 – $8.95
  • Big Shot #113439 – $99.95
  • Magnetic Platform #130658 – $39.95
  • Ovals Collection Framelits #129381 – $26.95
  • Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder #127821 – $7.95
  • Snail Adhesive #104331 – $4.50
  • 2-Way Glue Pen #100425 – $4.50
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals #104430 – $3.95




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