With Sympathy – Rose Garden

500pxl Rose Wonder-Garden - With Sympathy

Good Monday morning stampin’ peeps!  I hope you have a good weekend.  We finally went to see Sisters on Friday and LOVED IT!  I was laughing so hard that I almost pee’d my pants a couple times.  Lol!  On Sunday we also saw Star Wars for the second time.  I enjoyed it immensely, even thought I’m only a secret somewhat sci-fi person.  If it has a good story I’m game.  Then we came home and watched both playoff games.  Yay for the Broncos!  OMGosh there’s a reason the Panthers are 13 and 1.  They stomped the Cardinals.  Oh….and I did get to play in my studio this weekend!  Woohoo!  I’ll be posting them soon.  So make sure to check back soon.  (Wink, wink)

Today’s post is first design we made in January’s Card Class.  Sympathy cards are the one thing I try to keep on hand, because when you need them it’s immediately.  I wanted to keep the design clean and simple with just a bit of sparkle.

CARD BASE:  The base starts with  Whisper White layered with Lost Lagoon and then Soft Sky Watercolor Perfectly Artistic Sale-a-Bration Designer Series Paper (This Designer Series Paper is only available until February 15, 2016.  So don’t delay if you would like to get some.)

FOCAL POINT:  The simple rose frame is from the Rose Garden Thinlits Die Set and is an easy way to create a clean and simple shape with a little bit of sparkle.  [TIP:  I peeled the plastic backing from the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer before cutting with the die.  It makes it easier to cut and less stiff.]  I dotted the back with liquid glue to keep from applying an excess amount.

SENTIMENT:  The “With Sympathy” from the Rose Wonder stamp set was stamped onto Whisper White with Lost Lagoon ink.  Next I die cut the shape, also from the Rose Garden Thinlits Die Set.  Then punched 1/8″ holes on either side and threaded 3/8″ Lost Lagoon Taffeta Ribbon (vintage).  [TIP:  Wrap and adhere the ribbon with sentiment to the layers before adhering to card base.


  • STAMP:  Rose Wonder
  • PAPER:  Whisper White, Lost Lagoon, Perfectly Artistic Watercolor Soft Sky, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer
  • INK:  Lost Lagoon
  • ACCESSORIES:  Punch–1/8″ Circle | Thinlits–Rose Garden | 3/8″ Taffeta Ribbon–Lost Lagoon (vintage)


Sparkly Hugs, Carol


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