With Sympathy

Monday, January 9, 2017

Today I'm posting a card that I made for a couple of challenges.  I loved the colors at House of Cards and I thought I could pair them with the sketch at Sketch Saturday.

I started layering colors on in a way that looked pleasing to me without really having an idea of how I was going to fill that focal layer on top.  Once I had the colors done I poked around in my stash of dies for something interesting and I chose these leafy ones.  The colors seemed a little moody to me so I chose to make this a sympathy card.

I'm not sure if you can see it in the photo but I stamped that top layer with a really old background stamp that I dug out from my stash.  It's funny how everything old is new again, isn't it?  I've got quite a few of these big background stamps and I never purged them from my stash because I really like them and I just knew that I'd use them again, even if only occasionally.  And look, I was right!

We had our first snowstorm here in Massachusetts over the weekend.  I think I got about a foot of the light fluffy stuff.  And in a few days it's supposed to be 50 degrees.  Go figure!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  French Script, Warmest Regards (Stampin' Up!)
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Bravo Burgundy, Vellum (Stampin' Up!); Smokey Shadow, Soft Stone (Papertrey Ink); Cement Gray (My Favorite Things)
Ink:  Smokey Shadow, Soft Stone (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories:  Feuillage die (4enscrap); Petit Assortment d'automne die (Simply Graphic); Washi Tape die (My Favorite Things); clear embossing powder  

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10 Responses to “With Sympathy”

Lisa Lara said...

So beautiful and elegant Jen.

Shelly said...

Simply, beautiful!

Petra Swart said...

Hi, Jen!!! Best wishes for 2017!!!! Hope this will be a great year for you!!!!
Love your card - clicked on it to have a closer look at the bg - looks like a script stamp that you used and I love the very subtle way you've done the stamping - perfect backdrop for the lovely die cut leaves!!!!! How you've used the colours are just beautiful!!! Such a lovely card!!!!
Have a great day!!!!

Lisa Elton said...

The colors were perfect for your lovely sympathy card Jen!

María Pilar said...

Beautiful CAS card. Love your inspiration with the colors
Thanks for joining us at House Of Cards Challenge
Maria Pilar DT

Renate´s Stempelwelt said...

beautiful and elegant card. looks very beautiful.
thanks for joining us at sketch saturday.
Hugs, Renat

Cécile RIBON said...

Oh my, this card is so elegant! Love those neutrals and the delicat foliage.

foleysfriend said...

What a stunning card; so elegant and perfect for a sympathy card. Thanks for joining us at House of Cards, this month.

sue n.

Judy V said...

Beautiful CAS card! Thanks for sharing with us at House of cards!

PLISSA ADD said...

So beautiful card! Thanks for sharing with us in HOC... Enjoy! Paula.