A So Sorry card for the winter season

Happy New Year everyone.  My card today is not a happy occasion card but it certainly could be made into one very easily.  Unfortunately, I have had need of  ‘So Sorry’ cards lately and since events that require a So Sorry card aren’t plan-able, it is nice to have one or two on hand when needed.  The So Sorry stamp set comes with several corresponding inside sentiments can be stamped later for whatever the occasion calls for. IMG_1351

I did not come up with this card by myself but I just loved it when I first saw it.  Connie Stewart, of SimplySimpleStamping.com did the original version that I have modified a bit. You can check out her video tutorial on how she created it by clicking here.  I’ll also be going through my steps below.

About My Card
1. Since we are in full winter now, I wanted to use colors that reminded me of the season so I chose Soft Sky as my card base, embossed with Framed Tulips and sponged over the top lightly with pool party.  Now for the interesting part.

2. I used photo paper.  It happened that I had some 4×6 photo paper on hand from when I had a photo printing printer. The printer has long since gone by the way of $0.19 prints at your local drugstore but the paper is too good to throw out and unfortunately, Stampin’ Up! does not carry glossy card stock any longer.  The result though is worth it as in person it looks like a photograph.  Pretty Cool.

3. I cut the photo paper down to 4×2.25 in and the Basic Black behind it is 4.25×2.75 inch.  I stamped the image from Serene Silhouettes image on with Basic Black.  Using a large Post it Note I punched a 1in circle.  I put a bit of snail on the back of the circle, then rubbed my finger over it so it wouldn’t be as sticky but just enough to stick for a little while.  I placed the circle on top of my image where I wanted my sun to be. I also took the same large post it note and tore across the sticky end so there was a ragged edge.  I stuck that to the bottom of the photo paper to create the horizon and prevent any of the sky sponging from sneaking in.  Then I started sponging.

4. From the top of the  paper to the bottom I used Night of Navy, Island Indigo, Pool Party and Soft Sky, lightly at first until I reached my desired density. Using a circular motion I blended each new color a bit into the last.

5. When my sky was how I wanted it. I took off the circle and using the post it note where I had punched it, placed that over the circle so when I sponged the sun, the sky bits would not be messed up.  For the sun, I used Daffodil Delight first, then added a bit of Tangerine Tango to the edges.

6. I used my Chalk Marker (this differs from Connie’s video and I feel it is easier, but Chalk markers weren’t available when she created her original) to line the branches and give the appearance of snow.  Final touch was to run a line of dazzling Details along the horizon to give it a little sparkle and hint of snow.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today, and may all of you have a very Happy and Safe New Year.


What I used
Stamps: Serene Silhouettes, So Sorry, Paper: Soft Sky, Basic Black, Photo Paper, Whisper White, Ink; Basic Black, Pool Party, Night of Navy Island Indigo, Soft Sky, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Accessories: Chalk Marker, Post it note, 1 in circle punch, Framed Tulips embossing folder, Dazzling Details

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About Lynn

Thanks for visiting my Site. My name is Lynn Kolcun and I'm a Stampin Up Demonstrator. I love being creative with paper and ink, learning new techniques and sharing my craft with you.


  1. Absolutely GORGEOUS, Lynn! Love it!

  2. Wow that sky is amazing! What a beautiful card Lynn, Happy New Year!

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