Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Vine Wreath-Sympathy



I saw this stamp, Vine Wreath, used on a card and wanted it so much. I discovered the company that made it, Sarasota Stamps, had gone out of business. I went on a search and found it on Amazon. It was rather pricey when you included shipping. Guess what, my sis knew I wanted it and bought it for me as a "happy" and it did make me happy. :-) Is she great or what? I saw a company this morning on Pinterest that I think may have it...and cheaper....sorry, sis.  Though, sometimes, when I have found it at different places and opened it up, it said "sold out" so don't know if that was the case there or not as I didn't investigate. That company was Artist Supply Source. I've never ordered from there so I can't tell you anything about it.

The sentiment is Stampin'Up! Thoughts and Prayers.

I stamped on PTI vintage cream cardstock with Memento Rich Cocoa, added three brown pearls, and scored with my Scor-Pal and now I have a one layer, sympathy card. I can imagine many kinds of cards I can make with this stamp. 

Have a fabulous day!





28 comments:

jimlynn said...

I can really see why you wanted this wreath stamp! It's beautiful and so is your card. Love the scoring on this. You'll be able to use the wreath for so many different occasions! Love it.
Lynn

Beebeebabs said...

Wow absolutely beautiful card and stamp - you have a great Sister - awesome job as always!!!

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful CAs one layer Sympathy card -I love the wreath image -and what a brilliant sister
Carol x

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Benzi! I was not aware that SS had gone out of business - she certainly had beautiful images, and was very talented in all the techniques. I can see why you wanted that image - done in this elegant style, it is perfect for a sympathy card. How transformed it will be when other things are added to it. Thanks for sharing your story (great sister!) hugs, de

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love this image- I could see heading right on over to find it too! It makes a fab Sympathy card too. Love the CAS card and the scoring is such a perfect touch.

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Benzi that stamp is really pretty huggles Sue xx

Carol L said...

You obviously have a super-loving sister who always pleases you with little surprises! Yay to her, and yay to you for making this pretty card with that new stamp! It's beautiful and I love the scoring too! NJ!

MaryH said...

So pretty & what a sweet Sister you have! I was just trying to think of this stamp company the other day, when talking with a lady who lives 6 mnths in Sarasota. We first found them at a craft show in WPBeach, Fla, and then visited their store on a trip to Sarasota. Looked for them on a trip last year, couldn't find them listed & couldn't find the store. They were a terrific company, would design custom stamps and I'm sad to hear they've gone away. So glad you were able to get the bramble wreath though, and make this lovely card. I think MB has a bramble die (similar, but not exactly) in 2 sizes. TFS & Hugs

JD/ Jill said...

What a special sister you have! But she knew that you would make a fabulous card with this stamp.

Joann Burton said...

What a wonderful stamp to have. Yes it can be used for so many different things and I bet we get to see it again for Christmas. I hope..Wonderful card Brenda. Hugs, joann sassy raggedy

Lee-Anne said...

What a great sis you have Benzi! That's such a beautiful wreath...perfect for so many different designs. Beautiful CAS sympathy design!

NanaConnie said...

Spectacular, Benzi! I love the embossed lines. That's so creative and I adore it whenever I see that kind of embossing but I never remember to do it. :-D

Maria said...

A beautiful vine wreath for your lovely sympathy card, Brenda! Love the scoring that you added, too! What a sweet sister you have to buy this stamp for you!:-) Have a great weekend!

nwilliams6 said...

Wow! Brenda, this image could be used for a million things and it makes a wonderful sympathy card! Your scoring and sentiment and gems make it perfect. This is a REALLY great card. Your Sister is so great - she finds the best presents! Hugz!

aussie aNNie said...

DELIGHTFULLY gorgeous card and image. Loving this card...
♥aNNie
The Journey is the Start

Colleen Dietrich said...

Beautiful new 'happy mail' wreath, and so perfect for a sympathy card.

Colleen Dietrich said...

P.S., thanks so much for all the love lately. It's so nice to see your name in my emails!

Mary Marsh said...

this is a perfect sympathy card Benzi-I like the wreath image-what a nice surprise from your sister

Becky said...

Stunning CAS card Brenda for such a sad time.

Lynne in NI said...

Awww your sis is such a sweetie!
Gorgeous card, lovin that sentiment too :)

MiamiKel said...

That's the cutest ever - a "happy!" She is a sweetie, yes indeed, and your card came out so very lovely. These are always the hardest cards for me to make but this one is just perfect.

Darnell J Knauss said...

It does look like a very versatile stamp, Brenda. I really love how you've used it for a sympathy card. It's very poignant. The score lines are a perfect touch! Hugs, Darnell

Charlene said...

This is gorgeous Brenda!! I love how elegant it is!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

This is absolutely stunning. I love your clean style.
Bear Hugs,
Carol

Inkyfingers said...

I find one layer cards so hard Brenda but you make them look so wonderful. That image is really beautiful and your sister was really thoughtful to go get it for you! I love the addition of the scored lines - inspired!
Hugs
Carol x

Bonnie said...

Love the elegance of the black and white!

Irish Cherokee said...

Pure CAS. Love it. - Jim

Ellen Taylor said...

You do rock the cas my friend! Love the simplicity and the scoring! Fab card!
Hugs!!
Ellen