T hinking of you/sympathy card using Stampin' Up! products.
Cut cardstock pieces to the following sizes using a Paper Trimmer:
- card from Old Olive Cardstock at 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" and scored at 4-1/4"
- 4" x 5-1/4" from Basic White Cardstock
- 1" x 3" from Basic White Cardstock
Put the large piece of Basic White Cardstock horizontally on some Grid Paper to protect your work surface.
Mount the various leaf images from the Forever Fern Set on Blocks B, C, and H. One at a time, ink them up using the Granny Apple Green, Old Olive, and Garden Green Ink Pads. Stamp them randomly across the bottom of the horizontal white rectangle so the bottom leaves are about 1/4" from the bottom and the top leaves are about 1-1/2" from the top. Let the leaves go off the left and right edges. Let the leaves overlap. Remember to use the same color of ink for each leaf so you don't contaminate the ink pads.
Take the cap off the brush tip end of the Dark Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blends. Hold the end of the Blends marker horizontally over the stamped white cardstock about 1" above the cardstock. Sharply tap the Bone Folder onto the Blends marker to make little splatters of color appear on your cardstock. Move the Blends marker around and tap it each time until you have the splatter coverage you want.
Tip: Be sure to clear your work area before splattering so you don't get splatters of ink where you don't want them.
Adhere the stamped and splattered white rectangle to the front of the Old Olive card.
As you are ready to stamp using the Beauty Of Friendship Set, place the cardstock on the Stampin' Pierce Mat. Using the mat will help you get a cleaner image each time you stamp.
Mount the "thinking of you" sentiment from the Beauty of Friendship Set on Block G. Ink it up with the Garden Green Ink Pad. Stamp it in the center of the thin white strip.
Pick out the stitched rectangle die from the Stitched Rectangles Dies that cuts out a rectangle that is 1/2" x 2-1/2". Put it on top of the stamped sentiment on a platform on your Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine so the sentiment is centered in the die. Run through the machine.
Put a piece of Tear & Tape Adhesive across the back of the sentiment rectangle cut out. Leave the protective backing in place for now.
Cut a 3-1/2" piece of the Old Olive Ribbon from the Old Olive & Sahara Sand Twill Ribbon Combo Pack so it has a sharp angle on each end.
Remove the protective backing from the Tear & Tape on the back of the sentiment rectangle and adhere the ribbon to it so it sticks out on either end and centered top to bottom.
Use Mini Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere the sentiment rectangle cut out with ribbon attached to the front of the card so it is centered top to bottom on the right side of the line of stamped leaves.
Use the mini spatula on the Take Your Pick to carefully peel up 4 small gold sequins from the sheet of Pastel Adhesive-Backed Sequins making sure you get the adhesive backings as well. Adhere them randomly to the card front over the line of stamped leaves.
Use the mini spatula on the Take Your Pick to carefully peel up 1 large and 2 small butterflies from the sheet of Brushed Brass Butterflies making sure you get the adhesive backings as well. Adhere them in a rough upward line on the left side of the card front above the line of stamped leaves.