Floral Essence Sympathy Card for Hand Stamped Sentiments

Sympathy Card featuring Floral Essence by Stampin' Up!


It’s time for a new challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments. Thank you for everyone who played along with our sketch challenge! You all made gorgeous cards. I always learn so much from our gallery! I decided to make a sympathy card with the new color challenge. Those are the most difficult cards to make but I seem to need them a lot lately, so having some on hand is the best way to go. Using Floral Essence stamp set, this card came together quite easily as a result.  The coordinating punch made the flower look wonderful, don’t you think?


Sympathy Card featuring Floral Essence by Stampin' Up!


My Secrets to Making This Floral Essence Project

  • The colors are beautiful together! I chose the Petal Pink DSP from Magnolia Lane and layered onto the Calypso Coral before adhering them both to the Petal Pink card base.
  • The new Perennial Essence Vellum was a great layer for the flower. I ran it through the Layering Leaves embossing folder then adhered it to the card base with vellum adhesive.
  • Three flower images were stamped and cut with the coordinating punch. Before adhering them together, I gently curled the petals down to give them a little dimension. You know what I say – flowers aren’t flat!
  • Six leaf stamps from the stamp set were stamped and cut out with another coordinating punch, Leaf punch! Double the FUN when you can save time not fussy cutting!
  • The sentiment was stamped and made into a banner, then a small piece of a pearlized doily was adhered before placing it onto the card base.
  • A last minute decision to add the heart from the Be Mine Stitched Dies to fill out the corner and a Faceted Gem added to the flower.


Product Spotlight

The Floral Essence Bundle includes the Floral Essence Photopolymer Stamp Set and the Perennial Flower Punch. Also available in French. Floral Essence Photopolymer Stamp Set Flowers, petals, leaves, and stalks, sentiments for weddings, birthdays, and loved ones: The Floral Essence Stamp Set. * Quantity: 14 photopolymer stamps * Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): a, c, d Perennial Flower Punch Add gorgeous layered flowers to your projects using the Perennial Flower Punch. * Punched image: approximately 1-1/2” (3.8 cm)


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  1. Beautiful colors and sentiment on your pretty card. TY for joining us at A Place to Start 🙂

  2. Wonderful floral sympathy card , love the colours, design and the sentiment. Nice use of the of the punches and dies!
    happy crafting

  3. This card is so lovely and elegant! Thank you so much for playing along with us at International Art & Soul

  4. Your card is beautiful. The colors and design are quite eye catching and very appealing. Thank you for sharing at our A Place to Start Challenge Blog.

  5. Debbie, this is so lovely. I love the colours you have used. Love Dawn x

  6. I love the way your creative mind works! You have a wonderful eye for both color integration and composition! Thanks for sharing another beautiful project!
    Chana Malkah, Owner Designer
    A Place To Start Challenge Blog

  7. Such a beautiful and tastefully done card. The subtle colour tones and design are such an elegant and professional look for such a sad occasion. Thank you so much for joining in the challenge at ‘A Place to Start’ and good luck. Tina Chianna DT

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