Saturday, October 31, 2020

Hopping Around the World Blog Hop October - Sympathy

Once again, so very happy to be hopping with this lovely group of stampers for the month of October as we share some beautiful Sympathy Cards with you.  Be sure to hop on through the links at the end for some wonderful inspiration.


For my card today I tried a new technique - the four from one center collage.  I started with a piece of Whisper White that was 10 1/2" x 8".  I drew a cross by putting a pencil line down the middle of the cardstock each way.  Then you stamp somewhat symmetrically out from the center and along the lines you drew.  I cut mine apart then on the lines and mounted on four bases getting this - 

I placed them back together somewhat so you could see how I did the stamping.  For these cards I used one of my favorite sets - Forever Ferns - 

#152559  $24.00

and several different colors.  Next I pulled out my Timeless Tulips set - 

#151534  $18.00
and stamped my sentiments - one for the front of the card that I punched and layered; and one for the center.  These sentiments are just so perfect for a card that shows heartfelt sympathy.

I also stamped on the envelope and inside - 

That left me three other cards that I can add sentiments to as I need them.  

This is such a fun, quick and easy way to have cards ready for any occasion.  Especially nice when I need a sympathy card - as those are really hard for me to make when needed.  I hope you will try  your hand at this and see what you can come up with.


Now be sure to "hop" on through the rest of the blogs on the list below to see all their great ideas.  Before moving on, be sure to leave me a comment at the bottom of this post - they make my day!  
A little bit crazy and always stampin' ~ Maureen

  1. Claudia Christensen (D) -
  2. Rebecca-Jo Unwin (Australia) -
  3. Rachel Macleod (UK) -
  4. Mo Rootes (UK) -
  5. Melanie Igelbrink (D) -
  6. Susan Simpson (UK) -
  7. Maureen Rauchfuss (USA) - YOU ARE HERE!
  8. Teresa Cameron (Australia) -
  9. Silke Trapani (Germany) -
  10. Veronika Karners (Austria) -
  11. Sue Allen (Australia)

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Mo Rootes said...

Love this technique Maureen, great cards x

Rach83 said...

Beautiful cards and a great way to get more from your stamps. Thanks for sharing x

Sheila said...

Great technique and a super way to make multiple cards

bastelsalat said...

Beautiful Cards. Thanks for sharing.
Greets Silke

Claudiasecke said...

That's why I love this international Blog Hop. You get so many different ideas. In Germany sympathy cards are always grey, black or at least dark blue. You Card is so lovely and shows that a sympathy card can be colorful as well.

Susan Lawson (Simpson) said...

Lovely cards Maureen - fabulous colour combo! xx