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Saturday, October 7, 2017

With Sympathy

Hello stampers,

Sadly, our neighbor Christina's father passed away this morning, so I turned the card that I planned to make today into a sympathy card for her.

Using the sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch!, and the inspiration photo from Inspired By All the Little Things, here's what I came up with.

I was inspired to use the fall colors in the flowers and the pumpkins for a fall-ish themed card. The pumpkin washi tape is from Paper Source. The Asters are from Altenew. Using the Misti Stamping Tool I stamped the two flowers on X-Press It Blending card stock using some Hero Arts inks. I cut them out with the corresponding dies. The white panel is a piece of wood grained paper from a pack that I got years ago. I placed a strip of the washi tape down on it and then cut it with the Die-namics Wonky Stitched Rectangle die. I layered the flowers on one end and cut off the overhanging pieces, then glued it down to a Really Rust card base. The sentiment is stamped with Memento tuxedo black and is from Simon Says Stamp.

Here is the inside:

The sentiment is a really old wooden stamp that doesn't have a label on it. Not sure what company it's from.

It's a beautiful Saturday here in Southern California. Since I live close to the coast, it's not hot at all, but mid 70s and not a cloud. I went walking early and got in a 4.5 mile walk, so no guilt sitting and stamping this afternoon, LOL.

Thanks for looking in,

Stamps: Build a Flower - Asters by Altenew and With Sympathy stamp by SSS
Paper: SU Really Rust and X-Press It Blending, wood grain card stock
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Hero Arts
Other: Die-namics Wonky Stitched Rectangle die, Altenew Asters dies, Paper Source pumpkin washi tape, gold enamel dots, the Big Shot, dimensionals


  1. Your card is beautiful, Colleen! I'm just sorry that it had to be turned into a sympathy card, but I'm sure it brought a lot of comfort to Christina. I love those large asters and think your coloring is fantastic! That's such a lovely and true sediment on the inside. Thank you for playing at Inspired By All the Little Things!! Hugs, Darnell

  2. Great take on the inspiration photo!

  3. Lovely card, Colleen. Beautiful design. Great combining of the 2 challenges.


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