Social Stamping – Sympathy


Hi everybody and welcome to another Social Stamping blog host . The theme today is Sympathy, one that we all know we will need but don’t like to think of having to use it. I love that we can use our passion for cardmaking to let family and friends know that we are thinking of them during a very sad time.

I have made two different cards today, the first one is very soft and subtle and for the second one I have used brighter colours. Both of them will let the recipient know that I am thinking of them.

For the first one I used Whisper White for the card base and a Soft Sea Foam matt which I have embossed with the new 3D Tasteful Textile embossing folder.  I then die cut different sized Stitched Rectangles leaving the Whisper White to show through. You could  also use the rectangle cut out pieces slotted back into the space either with glue or dimensionals.

The flowers are stamped and die cut from The Grace’s Garden suite and coloured in with dark Purple Posy and dark Mint Macaron blends, I then adhered them into the negative space of the rectangles using dimensionals.

As I don’t have any Soft Sea Foam ribbon I made my own using white crinkled ribbon and my dark SSF blend. I love how Stampin’ Up products are so versatile. To finish off my card I added the sentiment from the Peaceful Moments stamp set.

I decided that for my second card I would use the flowers from the Beautiful Friendship stamp set to create a half wreath, this stamp set can be used in for so many different occasions.

For the sentiment I brought out the Well Said stamps and Well Written dies, this bundle covers any occasion and complement each other very well. The colours for this card are Whisper White and Purple Posy for the card base and Matt and  Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape and Just Jade inks for the stamping. The sympathy sentiment was die cut out of Gorgeous Grape cardstock.

Thank you for visiting my post and I look forward to showing more projects in the weeks to come. Next on the blog host is my good friend Narelle from, click on the Next button to see what beautiful projects she has created this week.


6 thoughts on “Social Stamping – Sympathy

  1. Two gorgeous cards Sheila. I love the soft subtle colours with the floral rectangular panels. Your Beautiful Friendship card is perfect as a sympathy card … or any other heartfelt sentiment. Beautiful. xxx


  2. Both cards are lovely. I think my favourite is the second one and love how you have created part of a wreath in the corner of the card. Anyone receiving these would know you were thinking of them.


  3. These are both really lovely cards Shelia. A great idea to dye the ribbon for your card and a lovely card layout.


  4. Love both these cards Sheila. Your first one has a lot of thought and many elements to it, your second is simpler yet just as effective. Beautiful colour choices too!


  5. The Beautiful Friendship stamp is so versatile, I do love it and the colour combination you have used is beautiful. I keep forgetting that the white crinkle ribbon can be colour matched-the perfect addition to a sweet card.


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