Saturday, November 25, 2017

Leafy sympathy

I seem to always use leaves on sympathy cards:

I've been busy with little craft time and my mojo is suffering.  I think a lot of crafters do what I do at these times: tidy up our desks!  I organized a stack of snippets, and the torn leaf panel was part of that pile.  It is so pretty that it triggered my creativity (for a sympathy card-- strange, since that is my least fave kind of card to make, but nice to have on hand.)

  • Leaf panel is Strathmore watercolor paper
  • Leaf stamp must be 13+ years old-- just a cheap rubber stamp used when I helped my BFF with her first wedding which was in 2004, I think...
  • Leaf stamp embossed with Ranger EP in Princess Gold
  • Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals used to color leaf panel
  • Light background panel is generic cardstock stamped with Tim's Ledger Script stamp set with DOx in Antique Linen
  • Mounted turquoise/teal panel is by Core'dinations
  • Sentiment written with a Zig Emboss Writer and embossed with Ranger Antique Turquoise
I'd like to share this with the following challenges:


  1. Leaves make a great image for a sympathy card, I wouldn't have thought of that Mimi. Love the soft colors. Happy Thanksgiving and thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous project with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! hugs, Maura

  2. This is the type of CAS card that I truly love (and can't do to save my life LOL)! I love the white space that still has understated details. This really is a stunning card! I will remember to use leaves on my sympathy cards in the future. Thank you for playing with us at Retro Rubber and hope you will be back in our gallery again soon.

  3. What a lovely sympathy card and it's such a great CAS design.
    Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM.

  4. Such a lovely simple card for a difficult time. I too dislike making them, so hard to do. Thanks for joining us this time at Retro Rubber. Claire DT

  5. This card is beautiful! I love its overall feeling of simplicity with its colors and various panels. Thanks so much for sharing it with Retro Rubber this challenge. Hope that you play along with us often!

  6. Very beautiful and soft card, perfect for the theme. Thank you for joining us at the ATSM challenges. Hope to see you again soon. Nandini, DT