Purple Sympathy

I have used the Budding Peony stamp set for just about every occasion possible.  I think the only exception would be a baby card...which I truly think I could pull off with no problem!  Which probably means you will see one coming soon! In attempt to lean down the craftroom, I came across a pack of Plum Pudding cardstock, yes cardstock, not pudding....by Papertrey Ink.  It has a really nice feel to it.  Turns out this is some strange paper! The cutting and stamping went totally as expected...then came the heat embossing.  The paper turned pink!  As in the paper turned pink before the powder even set, so it was totally not a case of scorching the paper.  In the end, I decided to run with it, and heated the whole top panel, so at least I would have a uniform pink panel to work with.  As the paper cooled....guess what happened???  It turned back to purple!  It is like the paper is made with heat sensitive ink?  After my embossing fiasco, I stamped the outer panel with Pansy Ink by Close To My Heart with no issues. Any Papertrey Ink cardstock fans out there that can shed some light?

I finished off the inside with a large sentiment from Unity.  I really like large sympathy sentiments.  I often struggle with what to say in a sympathy card, especially if I was not close to the deceased. The large sentiments make filling out the cards so much easier.

Supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
D1831 Budding Peony Stamp Set
Beautiful Life, Blessed Memories Stamp Set by Unity
Plum Pudding Cardstock by Papertrey Ink
X6027 White Daisy Cardstock
Z2804 Pansy Exclusive Inks
Z891 Versamark Ink Pad
Z2067 Silver Embossing Powder
Stitched Die by MFT

I have entered my card in the following challenges:
Allsorts-Blossoms, Butterflies or Bugs
Catch the Bug-Bingo (Sentiment, Players Choice and Stitching)
Creative Craft Cottage-No Pattern Papers
Creative Fingers Challenge-Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday-Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. Beautiful Card! I love the embossing and especially the inside sentiment! Thanks for joining us and good luck with your entry!
    Hugs, Joy
    Joyfully Stamps
    Bugaboo DT

  2. Alyssa, this is just beautiful! Your embossing is fantastic. Thanks for joining us at Catch the Bug Challenges. Julie O, Bugaboo Stamps DT member

  3. The bright purple, embossing and image are just gorgeous for this card even though it's for such a difficult occasion. Thanks for joining in the Catch the Bug, BINGO Challenge Lisa Lynn DT.

  4. Beautiful!! Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage :)


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