Love & Sympathy Stamp Set

I used this stamp set today for the first time.  What a beautiful card it turned out to be!  Love & Sympathy Stamp Set #122797 (clear-mount) and #128652 (wood-mount).

Before beginning, I looked at several of the Stampin’ Up! Double  Designer Papers© but none of them fit the picture I had in my mind….so I decided to keep this card very simple.  Sometimes “simple” is good!

Love and Sympathy with Pear Pizzazz

Love and Sympathy with Pear Pizzazz

For this card I used Pear Pizzazz cardstock #131201 and Very Vanilla cardstock #101650.  For the stamped image, I colored the rubber on the stamp instead of stamping in ink so that I could use multiple colors on a single stamped image. (See below for directions for this easy technique)  I used Wisteria Wonder Stampin’ Write marker and the Pear Pizzazz marker – both in the Subtles Collection #131263.   For the sentiment I used Black Staz On Ink #101406 both on the card-front and inside of the card.

The sentiment that comes in this set is so beautiful.  It reads, “Those whom we have LOVED never really leave us.  They live on forever in our HEARTS and cast their RADIANT LIGHT on our every shadow.”  ~ Sylvana Rossetti.  I love that thought!

The inside of the card says “Sending LOVE and Sympathy”

As I was working on the first card I wondered what the card would look like using Raspberry Ripple cardstock and ink.  I loved it even more!

Love and Sympathy using Raspberry Ripple

Love and Sympathy using Raspberry Ripple

For this color combination, I used Raspberry Ripple cardstock #126842, Very Vanilla cardstock #101650, Raspberry Ripple and Gumball Green Stampin’ Write Markers.  These markers are part of the 2012-2014 In-Color set #126856.

I also stamped the flower/leaves stamp with the same colors on the front of the envelope

Matching Envelope

Matching Envelope

If you have never used the “coloring” technique to get multiples colors on one stamp, it is very easy to do.  I don’t usually do that with complicated stamps, but simple ones like the above pictures are extremely easy and quick to do.

  • Lay the stamp back (rubber side up).
  • Use the large brush end of the marker.  Hold the marker so that you are using the side of the brush (so that you don’t damage the tip).
  • Color the image the color you desire.
  • If your coloring is taking too long, huff (blow warm air on the inked image).  This will keep the ink from drying out until you are ready to stamp your image.
  • When you have completed coloring, stamp your image.

I hope that you will try this technique, if you haven’t already done so.  Using a variety of techniques keeps our stamping fresh and exciting!

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