Love & Sympathy

This week at CASEing the Catty, we’re looking at the Love and Sympathy section. Cards we love to make and cards that are not so fun but still touch others and show we care. Of course, just because a sample card is featured in this section, it doesn’t mean it has to be for love or sympathy. Simply change up a stamp set and it’s a Happy Birthday card instead!

As I’ve mentioned, one of my new favourite sets is Timeless Love. It’s just beautiful and I jumped at the chance to showcase it again this week. Despite loving all the catalogue samples featuring the set, I’ve opted to adapt a different card instead. The sample project is featured on page 29 and looks like this…

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Two words. Pink stripes. I’m sold.

I also love the colour combo on this card and had an idea to combine the Timeless Love wreath with the doily. Once I got started, I found the Melon Mambo ink was a little too candy for my liking so I changed to Rose Red. I watercoloured all the flowers in the wreath in varying shades using this one ink colour. I took the Mint Macaron from the sample and used it for the wreath leaves and because I knew I’d be using the Sahara Sand Lace Trim, I used Sahara Sand ink for the flower centres. Initially I watercoloured the stripes in Rose Red but it was just too much so I opted for Sahara Sand instead. Clearly I cheated a bit and made my own background but you could use the English Garden DSP featured in the sample.

In the end my finished card was quite different but I think the sketch remains in tact.

Timeless Love & Sympathy for CASEing the Catty. Details @ www.thepapercaper.com.au. Stampin' Up! supplies: Timeless Love stamp set, Rose Red, Sahara Sand, Mint Macaron, StazOn and VersaMark inks...

Yep. I can’t get enough of this stamp set. You’d better stay tuned for more Timeless Love in the future!

Need more Love & Sympathy inspiration? Keep hopping along the blog hop to Stasia Sloma or head back to CASEing the Catty HQ to see a full list of participants.

11393133_10203757988465113_4816079528003034501_nHappy stamping (and sharing love),

Jess x

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More Timeless Love projects…

Timeless watercolour Love for EurekaStampers blog hop. Details @ www.thepapercaper.com.au. Stampin' Up! supplies: Timeless Love stamp set, Calypso Coral seam binding, Everyday Chic washi tape, Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride and Calypso Coral inks...

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Simple Sympathy

I’ve got a big week ahead, including a funeral, a wedding and receiving 5 boxes of brand new Stampin’ Up! goodies. They’re not all for me but I love delivering the love!

First though, we’ll be farewelling my husband’s aunt. She passed away last week after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. So whilst it’s sad, it’s also somewhat eased by knowing she is at last free of her earthly broken body. I wanted to create some simple sympathy cards for members of our family just to remind them that they are definitely in our thoughts.

Simple Sympathy hand painted watercolour flowers. Details @ www.thepapercaper.com.au. Stampin' Up! supplies: Calypso Coral, Night of Navy & Cucumber Crush inks, Crumb Cake notecards, Watercolor paper...

Generally I turn straight to An Open Heart for my sympathy cards but I wanted a flower for her daughter. I didn’t have anything I liked, so a quick google later, I had found some abstract flowers that I attempted to CASE. I had already chosen the Calypso Coral seam binding so I began my first flower in Calypso Coral ink. It’s so easy to watercolour with inks and you know for sure that it will match your embellishments. I then painted two more flowers in Night of Navy for some male family members. I added the ribbon and twine and then decided they needed another little something, so I added one of my favourite sentiments, “So much my heart would like to say”. I love this sentiment because I love to make cards but I’m often terrible at writing in them, yet my heart has much to say!

Simple Sympathy hand painted watercolour flowers. Details @ www.thepapercaper.com.au. Stampin' Up! supplies: Calypso Coral, Night of Navy & Cucumber Crush inks, Crumb Cake notecards, Watercolor paper...Simple Sympathy hand painted watercolour flowers. Details @ www.thepapercaper.com.au. Stampin' Up! supplies: Calypso Coral, Night of Navy & Cucumber Crush inks, Crumb Cake notecards, Watercolor paper...Simple Sympathy hand painted watercolour flowers. Details @ www.thepapercaper.com.au. Stampin' Up! supplies: Calypso Coral, Night of Navy & Cucumber Crush inks, Crumb Cake notecards, Watercolor paper...

I know from experience that nothing I write can take away the ache but I hope they will be comforted knowing we are here to walk with them.

Be kind to yourself!

Jess x

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