Sunday, May 23, 2021

Sympathy Trio -- GIVEAWAY

 Stamp Simply is having a GRAND OPENING to their NEW store and there's a fun Blog Hop to celebrate.There are nine stops with nine different prizes. Comment at each stop for your chance to win. 

Comments will be accepted through 7 am EST Wednesday, 5/26. Winners will be randomly selected and announced on Thursday evening, 5/27. 

 Enjoy 20% store-wide (with code GRAND20), and FREE shipping on qualifying orders. 

 Complete Blog Hop List:

Sharon Johnson/Stamp Simply Blog

Michelle Woerner

Julie Gearinger

Deb Saaranen

Deb Felts

Jill Hilliard

Esther Asbury (YOU ARE HERE)

Holly McMillen

Sheri Holt

I'm featuring (and giving away)  a trio of sympathy stamp sets:

 Deepest Sympathy, Sympathy Sentiments 1, and Sympathy Sentiments 2

  I've really enjoyed doing white on white cards this year, so I decided to make a trio of cards all in that same design.

For my first card I went with roses as the theme. I die cut the background using the Tim Hotlz mixed media dies and added the beautiful summer roses (colored with Arteza Real Brush Pens) in pinks over top.

Supplies and tools for card #1:

My second card features those gorgeous brushstroke florals cut from watercolor paper and painted with watercolor paints. I embossed the bottom section of the flowers before adding the accent pieces and splattering with white paint.

Supplies and Tools for card #2

My final card features a stenciled design in the background that I carefully spot stamped with text from the Psalm 23 stamp in the Deepest Sympathy set before adding a few black spatters. I die cut my flowers from watercolor paper and painted them with watercolor paints. A burlap string bow finished off the floral cluster.

Supplies and Tools for card #3

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51 comments:

Donna said...

Each of your cards is truly lovely, but I keep going back to the 3rd one. Love the light verse in background, & the flowers are so pretty. What a beautiful look, & good to have these cards on hand for when they are needed. Beautiful, Esther!

brenda said...

Difficult card to make but all beautifully created, lovely to see you at our Allsorts 12th Birthday celebrations, thanks so much for joining in.

B x

Judy Inukai said...

Sympathy cards are always so hard for me. You have provided some wonderful inspiration.

wannabcre8tive said...

Your cards are gorgeous. The colors on each are beautiful.

marilynwillauer said...

Beautiful cards!

Barbara C from SC said...

These cards are so beautiful! I'm a fan of white on white cards too!

Andre M. said...

Three lovely cards. Fabulous coloring of the roses, and the watercolored florals are so bright and eye catching. The white on white backgrounds are the perfect backdrop for your floral designs.

Mary Jo Stew said...

The backgrounds are beautiful. I also love your choice of colors.

VanessaB said...

Gorgeous amazing cards with beautiful colors. Details and texture ❤

Emma Rose said...

Beautiful cards, love all the flowers

McStamper said...

Love your amazing cards. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration.

Twin Crafter said...

The colors stand out nicely with the simple white background

Rosemary said...

Really beautiful set of cards!

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous set of cards! I love the textures and designs, and the flowers are all just beautiful! Lovely sentiments too!

Fab said...

Love your cards. They really hit home with me as I lost my only child, my son, on November 21, 2020, and my husband on March 20, 2021. The many cards I received really helped me know how many people were praying for me during the worst times of my life.

Karen said...

Your cards are beautiful and I love the texture in your cards. Sympathy cards are often hard to make for me.

Linda J said...

Beautiful cards! Love the font on the stamps.

Nita Clark said...

Great cards with lovely sentiments.

Melissa Leftrick said...

These are gorgeous!! This is one thing I definitely don’t have enough of, and unfortunately seem to need.

Karen W said...

Each of your cards is more beautiful than the next!!! Love them all!

Cheryl Gramlich said...

Love these cards. Its always good to have a few sympathy cards around. I actually have the wildflower dies and would love to use that 3rd card to inspire some new cards <3

Sheila said...

I love sentiments! These are great.

Chris J said...

Your cards are just beautiful - very nice sympathy cards :-)

gary b said...

I like the embossing

gary b said...

Oh my goodness - your cards are beautiful -very different from the cards I make - would like to try making your cards

Louisa said...

These are just gorgeous sympathy cards and I don't know about you, but I never seem to have one on hand when I need it!!! Although I read the instructions several times, I could not really follow what you did. The third card is my favorite.

Vicki Sopcak said...

Unfortunately, just like we are always in need of birthday cards and stamps, sympathy cards and stamps are also necessary in our aresenal of stamp supplies. Your cards fit the bill beautifully. Thank You for sharing

Cary said...

Gorgeous cards- thanks for sharing. I would never think to use white on white but will definitely try it now.

Maria said...

Such a lovely set of cards!! Lots of wonderful texture and beautiful dies used for your amazing cards!! Beautiful sentiments, too!!

V. K. said...

Wow! Simply beautiful all three cards. Love the watercolor wildflowers and the background as well as the brushstroke florals.

Colleen said...

What a beautiful set of cards. If only I had as much talent as you.
This stamp set sure would be nice to win;' as I usually buy my sympathy cards instead of making
Thank You for this wonderful giveaway opportunity
ColleenB.~!Tx.

Dayle said...

Beautiful cards and your coloring is wonderful!

Leslie May said...

I love your cards. I am starting a card ministry at my church and I think that the stamp set will be a great purchase.

Cynthia said...

Pretty texture and color combinations for these cards. The sentiments also look perfect.

Jo4Him said...

Lovely cards. The stamps are so varied which is wonderful as they can be used in so many situations for expressing care and concern. Thanks for sharing.

ScrapBookinLady said...

Beautiful cards! Sympathy are always hard for me. These are just lovely!

Ida said...

Sympathy cards are hard to do but you hit it out of the part with these 3 cards. - Gorgeous details and sentiments.

Stephanie said...

All Gorgeous!

Salnclts said...

Beautiful cards! I love all the colors.

kimberlydawn said...

Oh my goodness, these cards are stunning. I have never made a sympathy card, but it seems a good idea, to "pre-make" some and have them on hand as I find I need them more, the older I get :(
These are really beautiful, thank you so much for the inspiration!
Thanks for the opportunity to win the stamps in this giveaway and congrats on the new storefront! God Bless :)

CherylQuilts said...

What a gorgeous trio of cards, Esther! I love each one and really love the great texture you've achieved in different ways. Stunning cards! Congrats on the new storefront! I'm so excited! Hugs!

Talitha said...

These cards are so pretty. The stamp sets are great. Thanks for the chance to win.

MiamiKel said...

Esther, your cards are jaw dropping gorgeous and the detail is just amazing - these are all so enchanting! It's like taking a walk through the English garden countrsides on paper! These are always so hard to make but I am sure the recipients will find peace and comfort in them - thanks for sharing!

Karen Letchworth said...

Your cards are my favorites on the hop, Esther. You always amaze and inspire me. Great use of these pretty stamps, dies, etc. I will be getting that one floral set you used for sure. Thanks for the inspiration. You know I LOVE Stamp Simply.

Michelle said...

Just beautiful. I almost feel bad saying this, but I really enjoy making sympathy cards, because I really pour my soul out to the recipient. I don't like the reason to send them, but they are necessary at times. TFS

Tish said...

Adding textures is hard for me. Yet you have shown how easy it can be. Love the stamps.
Tish Rowe

Sue D said...

I like the different backgrounds for this beautiful trio of sympathy cards.

Conniecrafter said...

They are absolutely gorgeous, the flowers area beautiful on everyone of them and the sentiments are lovely with their pretty swirls in the fonts! Love how you did the splattering!

Nandini said...

All the cards are really beautiful! I really love the artsy look of the second and third cards.

Faye said...

Lovely & special cards!!

Amy said...

I like how you showed us multiple different techniques on these cards. Well done!