Saturday, 25 July 2020

Social Stamping - Sympathy

Welcome back to the Social Stamping Blog Hop hosted by Kelly Kent. The hop has moved away from the original Covid 19 theme to a more social monthly version. Going forward you can catch Kelly and friends as they hop at the end of every month.

Our July theme is Sympathy. A card we all find hard to make, write in and send! It means someone we know or love is suffering a loss. Hopefully the hop today will help inspire you the next time you find the need to make that 'hard' card for someone in your life to let them know you feel for them and their loss.

I've tried my hand at a Triple Fold Accordian Card. I saw one online and honestly couldn't remember who had made - or find it again. However when I googled, I was inspired by the version Frenchie Stamps had made and I've tweaked it for our metric cardstock.

I've used the retired Magnolia Lane DSP and cut it at 5 11/16" to fit the 1/4 sheet of Basic Black cardstock used for the back. The score lines are 2", 5" and 8".

I've used the Good Morning Magnolia greeting and Memento Black ink then diecut with the (retired) Stitched Labels Dies. 

For the inside message, I used the Peaceful Moments greeting and punched it out with the Everyday Label punch. I've adhered the label so it didn't show under the front greeting. The last panel is plain Whisper White where I can write a greeting, I felt leaving it plain fitted the occasion although the original was stamped and looked great.

The next card is virtually the same, just stepped up a little using Heat Embossing for the greetings. The front greeting is Basic Black embossing powder.

Both cards were finished with a fussy cut flower from another sheet of this gorgeous DSP. I love how this style of card shows so much of the DSP and both sides! Wish it had stayed around a bit longer.

The next greeting is on a Stitched Shapes diecut from Mossy Meadow cardstock as there was a lot of white in the background and I didn't want to lose the greeting. This was heat embossed with White embossing powder. 

The same plain white panel for my personal message.

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  1. Wow Sandra, I love your Triple Fold Accordian cards. The Magnolia DSP is so gorgeous for this fold. I've wanted to create with this fold but then time ran out and my ideas went on the back burner. You have inspired me to give it a go. x

  2. What a beautiful triple accordion card Sandra it’s so, so lovely! The Magnolia is just perfect for this theme x

  3. This DSP works really well for a sympathy card. It is hard to pitch a card for a sad occasion and you have done this. This is a fancy fold I need too try out-TFS.

  4. Love the fold and how you have used the DSP as the hero on the card.