Tonight I have a couple of cards to share--almost identical. Both are stamped mostly with the new PaperTrey Ink With Sympathy set that will be released on January 15. While sympathy cards are cards that we would prefer never to need to make, chances are, you'll need one some time. When you do have to make one, it can be tough to find appropriate sentiments. Nichole has done a great job covering her bases on the sentiments in this set; some (like the one that I used above) can be used for other purposes too, like encouragement in a crisis. To show you the versatility of this set, Nichole asked us to create two cards that were basically identical except for switching out a sentiment from a different set on the second card.
On the first card, I used a sentiment from the With Sympathy set, and on the second I switched out just the sentiment and a couple of accessories, using a sentiment from Out on a Limb Sentiments instead. I kept the backgrounds the same, Versamark ink and Filigree Detail Clear Embossing Powder used with the vine flourish from the With Sympathy set. The sentiments are also heat embossed with detail clear EP after being stamped in Black Brilliance ink (with a touch of Pure Poppy on the I Love You card). Cardstock is PaperTrey's new black cardstock--heavy and rich. The little glittered butterfly on the sympathy card is also from the sympathy set, stamped with a glue pad on vellum and cut out.
You'll want to stop by Nichole's blog for a .pdf document of all of our sympathy card sets; Nichole asked us to include our card recipes, as well as tips on creating appropriate sympathy cards. Please be sure to check out what the rest of the PaperTrey team has come up with:
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