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Great Impressions - Deepest Sympathy

Hello!  Today is my day to post on the Great Impressions blog.   Last week, I mentioned that I loved this Lace Doily (J101) stamp and had a lot of different ideas on how to use it.    So today, I am using it again but in a bit of a different style.   Usually I am scrambling to make sympathy cards when I need them.  I never make them to have on hand.  Well, I decided that this stamp would make a very elegant sympathy card and created this card for my stash.


2013-01-13 GI Doily sympathy straight WM


I stamped the doily image 4 times on my DP and then cut out the layers.  I assembled the various layers using pop-dots to add dimension.



2013-01-13 GI Doily sympathy angled WM


Although I used a computer generated sentiment, Great Impressions has some lovely sympathy sentiments HERE.  

Don’t forget you still have plenty of time to join the January challenge at the Great Impressions blog.   Use this fabulous sketch from DT member Erin and link up your project HERE.



If you missed my post last week, you can see another way to use this fabulous stamp HERE.


Thank you for stopping by!   Have a great day!



  • Stamps:   J101 Lace Doily (rubber stamp) from Great Impressions Stamps
  • Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Papers:  Close To My Heart Silhouette paper pack
  • Tools:  Sewing machine, Big Shot, Spellbinders Labels 15 & Lacey Circles dies
  • Embellishments:  KaiserCraft black pearls
  • Font:  Alex Brush from Font Space



Audrey Pettit said…
Wow, this is gorgeous, Cheryl, and sooo elegant! Fabulous design and papers. Love the layers and dimension of the doily image!
Annette said…
beautiful Sympathy card.. I love how you did the pretty layered..
Doreen said…
Beautiful card,lovely details and
Sara I. said…
Talk about perfection Cheryl - this is it!! Sympathy cards are always so hard for me - I actually have one to do that I've been putting off - but you totally knocked this outta the park. Gorgeous focal point and love the papers.
Jennie said…
Sympathy cards are always difficult because you just don't want to make them but this is perfect. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week.
Jennie DT
Sonia said…
Absolutely gorgeous ^_^
Beautiful papers,wonderful job ,very very elegant ^_^
Big hug,
Beautiful and very Elegant Card Cheryl. I love the colors you chose and the stitching around the edges.
:) Chris / CS Designs
Lisa said…
This is absolutely gorgeous!! I love how you layered the beautiful stamp!! The papers are so pretty!! What an elegant card!! Happy Monday :)

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Nicole said…
sooooo beautiful, Cheryl!! Hugs, Nicole
Andrea said…
Wonderful sympathy card! The colours and details are very pretty. I found you at Make It Monday.
Sandra H said…
Sympathy cards Cheryl are never easy but this one is beautiful x
Fabulous card and colors. I spotted this on MIM. Faye
Donna Mosley said…
What a beautiful card Cheryl, love the design.

Donna x
Patti J said…
Beautiful card, Cheryl! Sigh...I guess that stamp will have to find its way to my wish list :) You are creating some real beauties with it! Thanks for sharing :)
Regan said…
Gorgeous card, Cheryl! So elegant! Love the dimension you gave to the doily image! Just stunning! Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge!
Karin said…
Love the layered look of the doily and the neutral colors :)
Susan Sieracki said…
What a beautiful card you created. I love it.
DIANA L. said…
This is so beautiful . Great way to use the stamp. I love how you fussy cut it out and it is just gorgeous as a sympathy card.
Thank you for joining us at Creative inspiration paints.
CI design team member

Ps I saw you on MIM also.
Georgia Ehrmann said…
Beautiful Cheryl! I love that you stamped and cut out the different layers of the doily. Very effective and makes the doily look flower like! Saw you on MIM!
Oh wow, this is so beautiful, love the doily and the fabulous card design and dp you used.
Desire Fourie said…
Cheryl this is beautiful. Love that scrumptuous flower and the vintage colours.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}
Just beautiful, love the colors. Thanks for visiting our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create.
Kimberly S said…
Beautiful card Cheryl, love the dimension and the gorgeous doily images! So smart to have some on hand. hugs, Kimberly
Sewe said…
A really beautiful card :)
Pia S said…
This design is so beautiful and very much appropriate for a "with sympathy" card. Great choice of colors and I think the stitching is such a nice touch. I came over from MIM to visit.
Tamika said…
So pretty love the flower in the center and color scheme!
Just beautiful!!!!!! Love the layers! Who needs CAS anyway - right??

Even though we hate to make them ahead of time - it's always better to have a few sympathy cards on hand!!
becca said…
wow, cheryl! that's gorgeous! :) nicely done!
Oh my gosh that card is incredible. Even if you hadn't made your way over to visit me I'd have managed to come and see you with the link from MIM. It is just so eye catching. I'm guessing your part of Great Impressions DT as well? I'll be heading over there this month with a card I've created with their sketch. Take care and good luck in the challenge.

Lisa D.
Lida_M said…
Wow!It`s so beautiful!Chic and elegant)))
Pat (mspfd) said…
What a stunner! I never have sympathy cards on hand, either. You did a marvelous job on the layout and mix of patterns. I love how you used this wonderful image.
Lisa S. said…
Wow Cheryl, this card is stunning. Love the doily stamp and how you used it. Thanks for joining us at Make It Monday.
Hazel said…
A beautiful card in perfect colours. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x
You are right this really makes an awesome sympathy card. So very elegant. Love how you have stamped that doily.

Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

happyglitzygirl said…
Beautiful card, love the layers and the colours, thanks for playing with us at the Squirrel and the Fox,blessings Hilde
Monica Edwards said…
Awesome Cheryl love how you created this card!
Cant wait to see your next Creative Inspiration Paints entry!!
Leslie said…
Absolutely beautiful! Thanks for playing with us in the Paper Crafting Journey Anything Goes Challenge!
Leslie, DT
Shari Nelson said…
Cheryl, I love how you did this card! Thanks for sharing, you have inspired me!

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