Heal Your Heart for Elegant Sympathy Card
I made this sympathy card using the new Heal Your Heart stamp set from Stampin’ Up! This is an elegant stamp set that is ideal for sympathy cards and ‘thinking of you’ cards. I also love the mixed fonts on this stamp set. The cursive font makes the words elegant and perfect for these sentiments.
The Heal Your Heart stamp set is one of the ones you can earn for free during Sale-a-bration. Up until February 28th, any $60 order gets you a free choice from the Sale-a-bration Catalogue. You can view the catalogue here.
I used the gorgeous True Love Designer Series Paper on this card. This package of paper is all black and white designs and has beautiful floral designs. And the backside has patterns on it. I used my Pool Party Blends markers (see more about Blends here) to colour in the paper. I just coloured around the flowers to make for a stunning accent. I hope this paper continues on much longer than the life of the Mini Catalogue (where it currently listed). I’ll be using it on lots of cards.
I also used the Stitched so Sweetly dies for the sentiment. These are in my top favourite sets of dies! You can see the full list of supplies that I used on this card at the end of this post. I cut two of the die shapes, one in White and one in Basic Black. I offset the Black one so it has the illusion of another layer. And it helps to define the white layer against the white vellum layer behind. The Square Vellum Doily in behind the stamped saying also helps to add the softness to the card that I wanted for this sympathy card.
For the ribbon, I made a hole in left side and threaded just a little bit of ribbon thru the hole and secured at the back of the saying. On the right side, I added a bow just with a glue dot. I thought this had the illusion of ribbon that had wrapped around from side to side. I love the idea of “faux bows” as they take way less time and are way less fiddly.
Fun fact about this card. I gave all the individual pieces to my team members for our team Christmas party and told them to make up a card however they liked with the bits and pieces. It was amazing to me how many different looking cards came from these same pieces. Find out more about my team here.
I also made this card for my VIP group, Stamp Playground, on one of our Friday LIVE sessions. I go live with this group every Friday to show them a fun project with tips. See more about how to become one of my VIP’s here. See another sympathy card that I made here.