Papertrey Ink // Ways To Say: Sympathy

Hey everyone! It’s the beginning of new releases at Papertrey Ink and today I have a featured post for you showcasing the latest from the Ways To Say series: Sympathy.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink ways to say sympathy card

I started by heat embossing my sentiment onto vellum in black powder. I stamped an additional sentiment over and over onto a die cut butterfly to create some texture and add color. To create a two-tone look, I layered a white die cut over kraft cardstock with dimensional adhesive.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink ways to say sympathy card

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink ways to say sympathy card

To prevent warping when heat embossing vellum, let your heat gun get really hot for about 30 seconds before you start embossing. This will help limit the time it takes to melt the embossing powder.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink ways to say sympathy card

Supplies:

Stamps: Ways To Say: Sympathy
Ink: Versamark, New Leaf, Hibiscus Burst, Bright Buttercup
Paper: White, Hibiscus Burst Cardstock, Kraft Cardstock, Vellum
Dies: Horizontal Stripes Cover Plate, Life is Beautiful Dies
Other: Natural Twine, Black Embossing Powder

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For sympathy cards, I tend to lean towards nature themed, monotones, and ultra simplistic designs. My next card shows off a bit of each of those.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink ways to say sympathy card

To create texture without bulk, dry embossing is a great technique as well. Here I used an embossing folder directly onto the card base and layered on top it. To add even more interest, I stamped an additional sentiment right on top of my stamped flower.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink ways to say sympathy card

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink ways to say sympathy card

Supplies:

Stamps: Ways To Say: Sympathy, Gran’s Garden
Ink: Smokey Shadow
Paper: Stampers Select White, Enchanted Evening
Dies: With Sympathy, Gran’s Garden Dies
Others: Floral Embossing Folder

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by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink ways to say sympathy card

And finally, a gold embossed frame with black and gold embossed flowers. There is something about the sentiment at the bottom of this card that feels so genuine to me. I don’t know if it’s because it’s something I would naturally say or what, but I really love it.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink ways to say sympathy card

After die cutting the fun frames die, I rubbed Versamark directly onto the cut piece and then embossed the entire thing. This is a great alternative if you don’t happen to have a color you would prefer in cardstock.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink ways to say sympathy card

Supplies:

Stamps: Ways To Say: Sympathy, Beautiful Brushstrokes
Ink: Versamark, Black
Paper: Stampers Select White
Dies: Beautiful Brushstrokes, Fun Frames Dies
Other: Gold Embossing Powder, Black Embossing Powder, White String Twine

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Well that’s it for me today! I hope you enjoyed my projects as well as the new products released! Have a wonderful day!

Xo, Stephanie

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6 Comments

  1. jan metcalf May 10, 2017 / 5:39 am

    Lovely cards! I have been trying to find a good ornate frame to emboss gold like you have here! Great ideas Stephanie!

  2. Teresa C May 10, 2017 / 8:01 am

    Wonderful projects, Stephanie!!
    🙂

    • Stephanie Gold May 26, 2017 / 2:07 pm

      Thank you Teresa! I appreciate the encouragement!

  3. Sandy M May 10, 2017 / 3:58 pm

    Beautiful sympathy cards. Like you, I love the So Sorry phrase. I have said it often.

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