Thursday, October 1, 2020

Heartfelt Sympathy

A new month has arrived and that means a new challenge from the Love To Scrap Challenge Blog.  This month's challenge is Autumn/Halloween.

And here is the card I created:

I had actually die cut the patterned paper for a different card which didn't end up working out.  But, as I had it still sitting on my desk, I really wanted to use it.  The tree image fit perfectly and I though the fancy die cut edges were subtle enough to use for a sympathy card, but also dressed it up a little bit.  I've had this paper for AGES, and actually had it out for another project that I will be posting soon.  To turn the bare trees into fall trees, I used some foliage colored markers and just dotted on the "leaves"  Then I added some gold Nuvo shimmer pen to the trees to add some sparkle.  It's really tough to catch in the photo, but in real life, it is really subtle and pretty.  You can see it a little in the photo below.
I finished it all off with a sympathy sentiment and some twine, then adhered the panel to the base with some spray adhesive.  I thought that was the best way to adhere all the delicate edges.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Head on over to the LTSCB blog to see what the rest of the team has created and to get the full details of the challenge.  Then get inky and play along with us; I can't wait to see what you create.

Stamps: SU! "Lovely As a Tree"; PaperTrey Ink "Through the Trees" sentiment
Dies: Spellbinders "A2 Locking Loops"

Creative Fingers #193--anything goes
Crafty Friends #145--autumn colors
Retro Rubber #144--anything goes (I have had this SU! set for at least 5 years, probably longer, and the PaperTrey Ink set for close to 10 years)
Hero Arts Stay Crafty #15--Fall and Halloween

Crafty Catz #520--anything goes with the optional twist: colors of autumn
Cardz TV #124--anything goes
A Gem of a Challenge--anything goes


Elaine Stark said...

Thank you for the lovely comment on my Ghost card, it is very much appreciated. Your card is perfect for a sympathy card. Subtle with just a dash of colour suits this sad occassion well. Elaine

Suze said...

Beautiful Sympathy card. I like that you added some foliage to the bare trees. Thank you for entering the Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

Joy Wilson said...

Such a gorgeous Autumn scene! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. I hope join us again real soon!
Hugs, Joy
Joyfully Stamps
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

Sarah said...

What a beautiful Autumn scene!! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' Challenge :)

Pat K said...

Beautiful fall card. Great to see you playing along with us at Sweet Stampin. Thanks for joining us. Pat K xx

LeAnne said...

This is beautiful! You can never go wrong with Lovely as a Tree, that's for sure! Your foliage is nicely done! Thanks for playing with our Retro Rubber challenge this week!

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful sympathy card and love the beautiful Autumn trees
Carol x