Thursday, January 23, 2014

With Deepest Sympathy




I needed a sympathy card today, so I drew from the inspiration of a couple of challenges.

The Mod Squad Challenge is "What Wood you Create"

The Card Concept is to use texture

I also used the sketch from My Favorite Things Weekly Stamp ClubMFTWSC160



The sentiment didn't quite fit the die, so I stamped it on ivory and trimmed it close, then attached it to the die cut.  Stamped the banner with a Canvas stamp with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink.  Used the same Distress Ink to sponge around the circle and the banner.  Used a strip of burlap paper by DCWV, it's actually burlap on the top and backed by paper.  Added some little wooden pine trees.  Cardstock used:  Core'dinations Shattered, Gina K Warm Cocoa, Mustard and Kraft.
  I guess this would be considered Freestyle Collage style for The Card Concept Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!

16 comments:

  1. This is a gorgeous sympathy card design. So sorry you had need of it though, but at least this should be a comfort to the family of the loved one.

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  2. wow, you aced the texture, so glad you played along with us at Card Concept!

    sparkle & shine *~*

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  3. The hardest card to make...but you made one which will be such a comfort at a very sad time. I love the burlap and those wooden trees...you really nailed the "texture" theme of the challenge!

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  4. This is stunning!!! LOVE IT! THe burlap is fabulous but those little wooden trees stole my heart!

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  5. Ohh I love this!! The trees are fabulous...and I think the sentiment cut out is a cool touch!

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  6. Amazing texture on this card. I could see it as a masculine birthday card tool.

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  7. Oh this is stunning, what a fabulous card. Thank you so much for joining us at the Card Concept!

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  8. Great looking card, Sue! I love the burlap and those little trees. Beautiful job!

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  9. Oh, I think Sympathy cards can be difficult to make, especially at the time you need them. This really looks nice, and it caught my eye in the gallery. Good job!

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  10. Gorgeous texture on this card! I have the hardest time making sympathy cards, I think you've done an excellent job! Thanks for joining us this week at The Card Concept :)

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  11. Oh this is fantastic! Love the crisp lines, while even using burlap, not easy! Thanks for playing along in our challenge this week!

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  12. Jaw-dropping, winning, wonderful! This is a sensational card, Sue!! Enjoy the weekend! Hugs, Darnell

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  13. The little wooden trees are darling and I love the two burlap textures featured on your card.

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  14. Well, as one who loves all things nature, which includes wood, natural fiber, earth tones and trees, this card is fantastic, Sue! So glad you could join us at The Card Concept this week!

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  15. This is beautiful. The whole layout is perfect, and the little wood trees are just the final awesome touch. Well done!!

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  16. Oh my goodness!! I love this card! When I first saw this over at StampTV, I was instantly smitten! LOVE! Thanks for playing along with our "Mod Squad" challenge!

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