Lovely as a Tree Sympathy Cards
It is never easy to write out a sympathy card, but it is a part of life. This past week I had several friends lose a parent. My heart reaches out to each of them. I sat down to create a card for a friend whose father had been in the navy. It started there. I grabbed Night of Navy and I loved how it looked with Gray Granite. The Gray Granite Ribbon was a bonus and at last minute I decided to use the Rectangle Framelit. I knew the Buffalo Check Stamp Set would tie it all together. My Lovely as a Tree Sympathy Cards are shown below.
- Gray Granite card base 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″
- score at 4 1/4″
- Whisper White layering piece 4″ x 5 1/4:
- Night of Navy layering piece 3 1/4″ x 4 5/8″
- Rectangle Stitched Framelit measures WHEN cut 3″ x 4 3/8″
I used the Buffalo Check Stamp to stamp on the Whisper White Layering Piece. To tie in the Night of Navy, a simple trick I love is using a Stampin’ Blend and with a ruler creating a plaid pattern. SIMPLE but effective! Of course I added my favorite embellishment, ribbon tied in a knot.
Creating the background:
To create the background, I made a Layering Oval Framelit template and with a sponge, swirled Gray Granite ink. Once I finished, I removed the mask and stamped the tree image in Night of Navy. I hope you will create a few of these cards for your card stash. Besides Sympathy, makes a wonderful masculine card.
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