With Sympathy

It is time for another CAS Colours & Sketches challenge. Check out the latest challenge: #63 – sketch.

CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #63

And here is my take:

by karen @ carefree creations - Sympathy

I had a hard time with this sketch – but only because I couldn’t chose which stamp set to use…this is such a versatile sketch that just about anything will work!

Unfortunately I just found out a friend’s father passed away and I needed a sympathy card. I chose a floral stamp set and soft colors.

To make the crumb strip, I used one of the Apothecary Accents dies and only die cut the end. Then I used a trimmer to cut the edges straight.

I needed a bit of texture on the Crumb strip, so I embossed it. Of course the folder I chose left an un-embossed area at the top. I didn’t want to try embossing just that bit, so I used the space to add some (stamped) stitch lines.

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A Little About the Challenge: Posted every Thursday, the challenges alternate between color and sketch (if there is a 5th week in the month you get the double dose of color & sketch).

With Sympathy
Stamps: Best of Greetings, Stippled Blossom (SU); Off Beat Backgrounds (Waltzing Mouse Stamps);
Ink/Cardstock: Soft Sky, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, River Rock, Blue Bayou, Naturals White (SU); Spring Moss (PTI);
Other: Apothecary Accents dies, Elegant Lines embossing folder (SU);

7 thoughts on “With Sympathy

  1. Gorgeous card, Karen! I love the dimension you gave the flower, the die-cut banner end, and the embossing. The soft colors are pretty, too.

  2. I really like everything about this card, the stamped flower, the embossing and shaping on the banner. It is such a soft and gentle card, with the colours you chose, perfect for the occasion.

    Louise xx

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