The Color of True Love

What is the color of true love? Today’s cards feature the Stampin’ Up! True Love Designer Series Paper (item 154281). This is a black and white paper that’s perfect for designs like the Zany Zebras background prints, and also for coloring with Stampin’ Blends!

The Color of True Love Sympathy Card

Paper Layers and Stampin’ Blends

The Light and Dark Highland Heather blends, along with Light and Dark Old Olive are beautiful for coloring this sympathy card. Choose a 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ piece of Old Olive card stock for the card base. Then add a black layer, 4″ x 5-1/4″ on top. Lastly, color and adhere the True Love Designer Series Paper which is cut to 3-3/4″ x 5″.

The Color of True Love for this sympathy card is Highland Heather. Simply color the True Love paper with Light and Dark Highland Heather and Old Olive Stampin' Blends for a soft comforting background.
True Love Designer Series Paper by Stampin’ Up! colored with Highland Heather and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends.

Preparing the Sentiment PLUS Sale-a-Bration News

First cut a piece of black card stock with the Stitched Shapes Dies. These truly versatile square, oval and circle shapes with stitching have been a go-to in my craft room! Several crafters I know have purchased multiple sets, just in case of damage or loss. Get them from the Last Chance Products section in my store while they’re still available.

Last Chance to purchase the Stitched Shapes Dies. These 12 circle, oval and square dies in graduated sizes make it easy to mat your images and sentiments!
Stitched Shapes Dies by Stampin’ Up!

Next, in order to make the sentiment show up against the black background, heat embsoss it with silver or white embossing powder. ‘Wishing I could heal your heart’ is a sentiment from the stamp set Heal Your Heart. And, if you didn’t earn the Heal Your Heart set for free with a product purchase during Sale-a-Bration, stay tuned for the next earning period! This year a second Sale-a-Bration will take place between August 3rd and September 30, 2021! (Due to some product shipping delays, this is an adjustment to the original scheduled dates.)

Alternative Sentiment

Meanwhile, if you need to make a sympathy card, consider a set on the Last Chance Products list, like the Timeless Tulips Bundle. The stamp set is not retiring, but the bundle which includes the stamp set, won’t be available with the 10% Bundle Savings in the upcoming 2021-2022 Annual Catalog. Don’t you just love a stamp set with a coordinating punch? If you do, be sure to order it before May 3rd when the sale ends!

The Timeless Tulips stamp set includes birthday, get well, sympathy, Easter and Mother's Day sentiments. It has a coordinating Tulip Builder punch, making it easy to punch out the large tulip and leaf to add dimension to your cards. The bundle with a 10% cost savings is retiring soon, but the individual products are still available in the upcoming Stampin' Up! 2021-2022 annual catalog.
Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tulips Bundle

Finishing Touches

This sympathy card is beautiful just as it is. But if you want to highlight the sentiment more, just add three Pastel Pearls to it. These pearls already have adhesive on the back, so they’re super easy to pop on the card wherever you like! Little strokes with the Wink of Stella glitter brush will add a perfect bit of shimmer and sparkle to your flowers.

The Color of True Love – Birthday Card

The Colors of True Love for this Birthday Card are Flirty Flamingo and Granny Apple Green. The Hydrangea Haven stamp set includes this sentiment 'To an incredible woman'.
Stampin’ Up! True Love Designer Paper colored in Flirty Flamingo and Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends

Birthday Card Layout and Colors

The same layout and dimensions as the Sympathy Card can be used to create this birthday card. While the first card is colored in Highland Heather and Old Olive, this card features the Flirty Flamingo and Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends. Instead of heat embossing, stamp the the Hydrangea Haven sentiment in Tuxedo Black Memento ink. Afterwards, die cut with two sizes of the Rectangle Stitched Dies. Once again, use Pastel Pearls and Wink of Stella to accent the flowers and sentiment.

Whatever the Color of True Love is for you, color a card today and send it on its merry way! Happy Crafting!

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