Sympathy Card for the Loss of a Hero

Sympathy Card for the Loss of a Hero is the tutorial we have for you today. You may remember a video I did on a card for Pancreatic Cancer. It was for my friend Kim. I created it to cheer her up during her battle with the awful disease.

Sadly, God gained another angel in heaven yesterday as Kim passed away Sunday morning. Please keep her Husband, Son, Sister and loved ones in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

I had another project planned but decided to do this in honor of Kim. The way she dealt with Pancreatic Cancer was so heroic. She fought it head on like a true hero and really lived life to the fullest. We were blessed to have her for two years after her diagnosis and am so grateful and honored to call her my friend. She was an amazing Mom, friend, wife and volunteer among many other things. Her loss is felt throughout our community and she will be greatly missed.

Sympathy Card for the Loss of a Hero

is what I am making today. I am creating this card for a few of Kim’s loved ones as I thought it was appropriate and hope to send some comfort and love during this difficult time.

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Here is what you will need to create this card.

Our Outside and In Stamp Set

Manual Die Cut Machine (I used my Sizzix Big Shot)

Black Ink

Purple Ink

Adhesive

3-D Foam Squares

Pearl Embellishments

Stamp Block

Card Base

Paper to emboss with

Paper to stamp sentiment on

Punch

Embossing Folder

Quick stick or tweezers to place small pearls

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The Giveaway this week is going to be the Outside and In stamp set. Please be sure to be a follower on YouTube, subscribe to our mailing list/blog posts and you may also comment on this blog post for an additional entry to win! Winners announced next week 🙂

Now back to our Sympathy Card for the Loss of a Hero creation.

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This is the sample card I created for today’s tutorial. I am doing a similar version to this with a little change so you can get an idea how you can change something little for a different look!

Take out your manual die cut machine and embossing folder.

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First, for your Sympathy Card for the Loss of a Hero, you will want to take out your embossing folder. If you want a similar look to the sample for the background, you will want to add ink to the flat side.

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If you want to have a look like this which is less ink and less detail, you will want to use the side with the texture side up.

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You will want to use the raised side for your paper.

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I chose to use the flat side for my creation purposes. take out your ink and ink the side of your choice completely.

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Then for your Sympathy Card for the Loss of a Hero, I place the white piece of paper on the inside facing down on the area in which the ink was. Close the embossing folder.

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Place your sizzix platform on your machine bed. Be sure the platform is open to tab one.

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Place your clear platform on top of the main platform. Take your embossing folder on top of the clear platform. Place your second clear platform on top of  your embossing folder. Run your embossing folder through the die cut machine.

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This is what it looks like. Set this aside to ensure it is dry.

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Be sure to clean off your embossing folder quickly to avoid any staining on your folder.

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Take out your Outside and In stamp set for your Sympathy Card for the Loss of a Hero creation.

Take off the sentiment for the outside of the card.

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Place your sentiment on your stamp block.

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Ink your sentiment.

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Stamp your sentiment on your sentiment paper.

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Take out your punch and punch out you the sentiment you just stamped.

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Take out your inside sentiment, place on  your stamp block and ink. You will then stamp the sentiment inside the Sympathy Card for the Loss of a Hero card creation. Set the card aside.

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Apply adhesive to the back of the inked and embossed paper.

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Adhere the background paper to the card base.

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Take out your pearl embellishments for your Sympathy Card for the Loss of a Hero creation.

Add your foam squares to the pearl embellishments.

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Adhere the front sentiment to the pearls.

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Place the sentiment and pearls on the front of the sympathy card.

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To create your Sympathy Card for the Loss of a Hero,

you will now take out your individual pearl embellishments. Place three of them on the bottom of the sentiment tag.

Your Sympathy Card for the Loss of a Hero creation is complete!

The winner for the Fall and Winter Holiday Sentiments is

karenladd  She Says:

Love the easy stapled fold for your gift card holder and a reminder to use our stash! I have a lot of little holiday doo-dads that would be fun for decorating gift card holders, and of course…washi tape! Thanks for the chance to win this cute sentiment set. I already subscribe to the blog and am off to subscribe on YouTube too!

Karen, please send me your mailing info and I will get your prize out to you and Congrats!

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