‘With Heartfelt Sympathy’ in Gold

Addicted to CAS - Code GOLD - Heartfelt Sympathy - Stampin' Up!

Today it’s my turn to pick the code word for the Blog Challenge Design Team ‘Addicted to CAS’. So here it is GOLD.

Sympathy cards aren’t something I look forward to making but they’re one of the really important cards to send.

I wanted this card to have gold edges but with a light, almost dreamy feel. The water wash adds to that feeling as well. Perhaps it evokes feelings of heaven, perhaps its like water at the beach. I suppose I just wanted the card to feel peaceful.  Does it feel peaceful to you? I hope so.

Addicted to CAS - Code GOLD - Heartfelt Sympathy - Stampin' Up!

Heartfelt Sympathy is a stamp set that is soon to be retiring from the Stampin’ Up! range.  It’s a set that (unfortunately) is a must-have in my craft supplies. This set has just the right tone to it to convey the messages in my heart which I sometimes find hard to say in words.

Make sure you check out all the other retiring stamps, bundles and well, everything else soon by clicking the banners below and looking in my online shop.

Tips and hints:

  • To achieve the gold foil like effect, I’ve swiped my open Versamark pad around the edges of a piece of Shimmery White cards stock (10.5cm x 14.8cms).
  • Using Gold Embossing powder I’ve covered all the Versamakered edges and set with my Heat Tool.
  • The watercolour wash was made with Coastal Cabana (a soon to be returning colour to the Stampin’ Up! range – June 1st) and my Aquapainters with lots of water painted onto the Shimmery White cardstock. I’ve heat set with my Heat Tool again (I don’t like waiting… impatient).
  • I’ve also stamped the sentiment in Versamark and covered in Gold Embossing powder and heat set as well.
  • Adhering the piece of Shimmery White cardstock to the full Thick Shimmery White cardstock (21 x 14.8cms and scored half way at 10.5cms).

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Like to be inspired by more GOLD cards?? Check out the other members of the Addicted to CAS Design team HERE and especially take a look at the amazing Lee Ann Barrett who is our amazing Guest Design Team member this week. Lee Ann’s card is also a beautiful sympathy card.

Thanks for popping by.

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6 thoughts on “‘With Heartfelt Sympathy’ in Gold

  1. This definitely has a very organic and peaceful feel to it, Carolyn. It’s a lovely sympathy card which I too am in the need of lately.

  2. Hi Carolyn! Your beautiful gold embossing really frames your focal point sentiment nicely and the watercolor wash is fantastic! Thanks for picking a great code word for us.

  3. I love the peaceful, dreamy feel of this card, Carolyn! The gold border works beautifully with your watercolor wash, and I love that your design is non-traditional for a sympathy card!
    Thanks for choosing such a fabulous code word!

  4. What a wonderful idea for your gold edges. Defiitely evokes a peaceful effect. This is indeed a lovely stamp for a sympathy card. Says it all…

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