Dragonfly Dreams Get Well Card

Stampin' Up! Dragonfly Dreams Bundle, Gorgeous Grunge, Get Well, Stampin' Studio

The Dragonfly Dreams Bundle which contains the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set and the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies is super versatile.  I paired it here with the retiring Gorgeous Grunge and Greatest Greetings stamp ses for a simple yet stunning Get Well card.  I love the visual texture the little splatters from Gorgeous Grunge makes and I will really miss this set when it’s gone.  To view the list of all retiring Products please CLICK HERE

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I inked up the Dragonfly wings in Elegant Eggplant and stamped off on scratch paper before  stamping on the Whisper White cardstock.  Next I cut out the dragonfly with the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits and popped it up off the card with a couple trimmed pieces of Stampin’ Dimensionals.  This really adds to the depth and dimension on this card.

Stampin' Up! Dragonfly Dreams Bundle, Gorgeous Grunge, Get Well, Stampin' Studio

144728 Dragonfly Dreams Bundle

144728 Dragonfly Dreams Bundle

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Measurements: Whisper White Thick cardstock: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″. Elegant Eggplant: 5-1/4″ x 4″, Whisper White: 5-1/5″ x 3-7/8″, 1/2″ x 2″ for banner, Old Olive: scrap for dragonfly.

Tip: Add a bit of unexpected bling with the Rhinestone Basic Jewels.  The stamp for the sentiment actually says “get well sooner”.  I colored the stamp with the Elegant Eggplant marker and simply omitted the “er” in sooner to end up with a sentiment of “get well soon”.

Stampin' Up! Dragonfly Dreams Bundle, Gorgeous Grunge, Get Well, Stampin' Studio

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Price: $110.00

Heartfelt Sympathy Card

Stampin' Up! Heartfelt Sympathy stamp set, Stampin' Studio

Do you have a hard time creating sympathy cards?  I think the key is to keep it simple.  Generally you want something a bit understated.  This sympathy card is great to have on hand because it could be used for a man or woman.  The earthy color palette of Old Olive, Very Vanilla and Delightful Dijon tie in well with the natural design of the font  intertwining with the vines.

Today’s Color Palette

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Let’s Take a Closer Look

Check out the beautiful font in the Heartfelt Sympathy stamp set.  I stamped on Very Vanilla card stock then framed the sentiment with a circle window cut out of the Old Olive card stock with the Layering Circle Framelits.  This adds a bit more interest and depth, rather than mounting a circle on top of a square.  The Delightful Dijon Mini Striped Ribbon pairs nicely with the Moroccan Designer Series Paper (both of which are on the Retiring Products List)

Stampin' Up! Heartfelt Sympathy stamp set, Stampin' Studio

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Measurements: Delightful Dijon card stock: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″, Very Vanilla card stock: 4″ x 5-1/4″ and 3″ x 3″, Old Olive card stock: 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″, Moroccan DSP: 2″ x 5-1/4″

Tips: To get the two toned sentiment, I stamped the image in Delightful Dijon and “stamped off” once before I colored the leaves and vines with the Old Olive marker.  Next I “huffed” on the stamp to moisten the ink and stamped it on the Very Vanilla card stock.

Stampin' Up! Heartfelt Sympathy stamp set, Stampin' Studio

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Flourishing Phrases Sympathy Card

Stampin' Up! Flourishing Phrases stamp set, Sympathy Card, Stampin' Studio

I held a class this week where we made Sympathy cards and Get well cards, because you never know when you’re going to need them and it’s good to have some on hand.  We created this beauty using the Flourishing Phrases stamp set, one ink  pad and a blender pen.  I so adore the Night of Navy and Whisper White color combination.

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Let’s Take a Closer Look

Normally, when you use a Blender Pen with ink, you pick up some ink on the tip of your Blender Pen and color it around to fill in the area of your choice.  For this card, I stamping the image in Night of Navy ink and then colored the flowers with a Blender Pen without picking up any ink.  Simply by coloring the Blender Pen over the stamped image, the pen picks up a bit of the ink that was stamped and allows you to spread that color where you want it.  It gives us a lighter shade of the Night of Navy.  Pretty cool, right?

Stampin' Up! Flourishing Phrases stamp set, Sympathy Card, Stampin' Studio

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Measurements: Night of Navy: 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5-1/2″, 3″ x 4″, and 1″ x 2-1/4″   Whisper White: 4″ x 5-1/4″, 2-3/4″ x 3-3/4″, and 7/8″ x 2-1/8″

Tip: The trick to balance on a card is to allow the eyes to travel around the card in a triangle.  In this triangle is the sentiment and the two rows of rhinestones.  It’s a great way to create balance.

Stampin' Up! Flourishing Phrases stamp set, Sympathy Card, Stampin' Studio

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