Sunday, October 4, 2015

Sheltering Sympathy for Sunday Stamps


Happy Sunday! I hope the weather where you are is nice than it is here.  It is a cold, wet, blustery weekend here in Southern Ontario!  Perfect weather for comfort food and stamping :)

Today marks the beginning of a new colour challenge over at Sunday Stamps.  Check it out:



Now, I'll admit, this one is a tough one! It took me a while and some playing with colour combinations and images to come up with my project for the Design Team:


Sympathy card featuring the Sheltering Tree stamp set
I'm actually fairly happy with the way this one turned out. I really like the serene neutral pallette, which is perfect for a sympathy card.  I used Crumb Cake ink to stamp the tree from the Sheltering Tree set on a piece of Whisper White card stock. I matted the stamped layer with Smoky Slate and Crumb Cake card stock and then adhered it to another piece of Smoky Slate card stock that I had embossed using the Woodland TIEF. The card is built on a Crumb Cake card base.

I brought in the lightest shade in the challenge with some 7/16" Natural Trim (retired) and a couple of leaves from the Into The Wood Elements. I like the texture they add while also adding the lighter neutral shade.

Inside view with sentiment from Petite Pairs
On the inside I stamped the tree again in Crumb Cake ink and then added a sentiment from the Petite Pairs set in Smoky Slate ink.

If you are looking for a way to stretch your creativity, be sure to give this challenge a try.  Check out the rest of the Design Team's projects and then give it a go.  We'd love to see your work!

Here are the products used to create this project:


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8 comments:

  1. hello Leena! I am so very excited to be joining you gals at Sunday Stamps...YAY! fabulous card, the tree is adorable, luv the wooden leaves too!

    sparkle & shine *~*

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  2. This is a greate sympathy card, Leena! Love the addition of the wood elements. Nice job girlfriend!

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    1. Thanks Annette...I find sympathy cards so hard to make!

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  3. WOW! The time taken was worth the beautiful end result! Beautiful card Leena!

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    1. Thank you...it is so hard to make sympathy cards, don't you think?

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  5. lovely! your placement of the wood leaves is perfect!

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