Sympathy with Halloween Paper

I’m not the first person in the world to make a beautiful card with this year’s spooky, elegant Halloween-themed Designer Series Paper, and I won’t be the last. The spiders and bats in the paper are perfect for the scary holiday, but there are some brilliantly wonderful pages that lend themselves to other occasions. Here’s my sympathy card with this Halloween Paper:

Peaceful Moments, Stampin Up!, Brian King, sympathy card

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Magic in this Night. There is magic in the beautiful patterns and colors found in the Magic in This Night Designer Series Paper. This black-and-white panel of flowers and the harlequin-style page below it are from this pack of papers that are design for Halloween but perfect for others times of the year. Here’s a look at the colors and patterns in the Magic in This Night Designer Series Paper: Magic in this Night Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up!, 153517If you received this card as a show of sympathy, you would recognize it from this pack of spooky papers, but those not involved in stamping would never that this paper wasn’t designed to be a sympathy paper.
  • Supporting Sentiment. The sentiment on this card is the star of this card – it sets the tone for the rest of the project. The sentiment, from Peaceful Moments, is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a 1″ strip of Soft Sea Foam cardstock. Here’s a look at the gorgeous sentiments in the Peaceful Moments stamp set:Peaceful Moments, Stampin Up! 151595I cropped the sentiment with the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch – such a great punch to create so many unique edges: Lovely Labels Pick a Punch, Stampin Up! 152883
  • Color Combination. I started to make this a black-and-white card but decided it needed a little color – sympathy cards don’t need to be dark and dreary. I usually add a touch of yellow to sympathy cards, but I complemented this paper with Soft Sea Foam. I sponged a little bit of the light green ink to the Designer Series Paper panel on the front of the card: Peaceful Moments, Stampin Up!, Brian King, sympathy cardIf you like this combination of Whisper White, Soft Sea Foam and Basic Black, please save this for future reference: Stampin Up! Color Inspiration - Whisper White, Soft Sea Foam, Basic Black

Stamp Sets: Peaceful Moments  Papers: Magic in This Night Designer Series Paper, Basic Black, Soft Sea Foam, Vellum Cardstock  Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Soft Sea Foam  Accessories: Lovely Labels Pick a Punch, Stamping Sponges, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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  1. Suzanne Patt Cullen

    Brian, what a stunning sympathy card. Your use of this DSP along with the Soft Sea Foam and the vellum under the sentiment make for a great combination. I love the punch and just had to order it! Thank you!

  2. Gorgeous DSP choice for so many occasions. The Sea Foam adds a soft touch.

  3. I love your thinking outside the box. This DSP is perfect for other occasions than Halloween as you have shown so brilliantly. Enjoy your day.

  4. Beautiful card

  5. Lovely card, Brian. The Soft Seafoam is a great choice with the Designer Paper.

  6. WOW my friend…….Who would have thought to use this DSP to create a sympathy card. LOVE IT!

  7. How creative! Very impressive.

  8. Perfectly Brilliant use of the DSP

  9. Brilliant idea! Perfect DSP for a sympathy card.

  10. The Sea Foam totally softens the black…..perhaps that is why its is called Soft Sea Foam……..very pretty!

  11. WOW! Simply gorgeous! Never would I ever have thought to use that DSP for a sympathy card. However, it works beautifully! Just another reason why you are “The King” in our household.

  12. Brian, this card is totally awesome! That DSP is so soft and subtle and I love the Soft Sea Foam with it.

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