Beauty & Joy

No one likes to have to send a sympathy (or prayer) card due to a death in the family or a serious illness but, unfortunately, it is a fact of life.  Stampin’ Up!® makes this hard task a bit easier because they offer a lot of choices when it comes to this.

For my sympathy card I used the stamp set called Beauty & Joy.  This stamp set is in the 2019 Holiday Catalog.  It is great set because it has choices of the pots as well as the tree.  It is also a DisINKtive Stamp set which means it has depth to the images using one stamp.  The sad news is this stamp set will be retiring on January 2nd so if you like it, you need to purchase it before then.

To make this card, I first stamped the basket in Crushed Curry.  Then I stamped the trunk in Early Espresso and the leaves in Pretty Peacock.  The Designer Series Paper is called Garden Lane and is in the 2019/2020 Annual Catalog.  The greeting is from Itty Bitty Greetings.  I stamped that in Pretty Peacock and then cut it out using the Classic Label Punch.

A couple of weeks ago my daughter in law had an accident which left her unable to get around very well so I flew down to Alabama to help out.  That means I got some Emy time which is always a good thing.  Emy is 2 going on 16.  She is sweet, sassy and beautiful (if I do say so myself).

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Beauty & Joy

Hello everyone.  Today we have another Stamp Off Challenge with Jackie, Buffy and me.  This time we have a sketch challenge.  Jackie made the sketch using a card from the Stampin’ Up!® 2019/2020 Annual Catalog on page 140.  Here is the sketch.

Here is my card:

I decided to use a new stamp set from the 2019 Holiday Catalog that is available in September. Demonstrators were allowed to order items early from this catalog which is one of my favorite perks for being a Demo.  If you join during the month of August you get an extra $30 in products in your starter kit AND you can choose items from the Holiday Catalog.

The stamp set I used is called Beauty & Joy.  It is a DisINKtive stamp set which was developed by Stampin’ Up!® to show more depth.  If you look at the basket you can see how some of it is light and some is dark.  That is all done with one single stamp.  It is very cool.

The colors I used for this card are Sahara Sand, Early Espresso, Shaded Spruce and Rococo Rose.  I stamped from the bottom up meaning I stamped the basket first, then the stems, leaves and finally the flowers.  I cut the image out using the Stitched Nested Label dies and layered it on top of another piece I cut out using these dies in Shaded Spruce. I stamped the sentiment is Versamark Ink and embossed it with White Embossing Powder and my Heat Tool.  I layered all of this one a piece of Whisper White cardstock I had embossed using the Basket Weave 3D folder.

Now let’s go see what Buffy and Jackie made using the sketch.  The probably followed it better than I did and made something incredible!

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