Sympathy Card Using Bloom by Bloom by Stampin' Up!

We are looking for “Diamonds” on the next challenge over at Make My Monday. Fun! I had a few different ways but found this CTMH embossing folder that I had never used before. Making a sympathy card is never easy for me, but Bloom by Bloom stamp set was a great choice. This photopolymer set has very bold images so I decided to sponge them with daubers to soften them up for a different look. It really adds to the versatility, don’t you think?


Sympathy Card Using Bloom by Bloom by Stampin' Up!


My Secrets to Making This Project

  • This A6 card started by picking some pretty Spring colors – Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, and Mango Melody.
  • Placing the flower stamps onto my Stamparatus, I used daubers to ink the entire stamp with Pineapple Punch, then using a second dauber to ink up Mango Melody along the edges. The beauty of using the Stamparatus is being able to re-ink the stamp if it didn’t get good coverage. Love it!
  • For the sentiment, I adhered two pieces of Gorgeous Grape cardstock together, then ran them through my die cutting machine with the “sympathy” sentiment thinlit. This gave it some thickness. To adhere it to my card front, I sponged Tombow glue onto the back, which gave me time to place it exactly where I wanted it.

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Make happiness bloom with cards and projects you make yourself. This is a Two-Step Stampin’ set. Combine individual stamps to create the final image you want in the colors you want. Photopolymer stamps Are totally transparent for perfect image placement. Have just enough give to create a perfectly stamped image every time. Cling like crazy to our clear blocks so you don’t have to worry about slipping. Save space—you need only one set of blocks for all your photopolymer stamps (blocks sold separately). Come packaged in cases with images on the spine for easy storage and quick reference. Quantity: 17 photopolymer stamps

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Non-SU: Close to My Heart Diamond Embossing Folder, Wonky Ovals Framelits


I am submitting this card to the following challenges and hope you will look at their wonderful designs then play along as well:

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