Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Thoughts and Prayers

That dreaded moment when you need a sympathy card and nothing that you have made fits the people...then you find an ink challenge, a sketch challenge and a theme challenge which helps to make it easier. My card is a "Thinking of You" card and is for the Tuesday Throwdown TT333 Thinking of You Challenge.

The sketch came from Tuesday Morning Sketches #393 and the colors are for the CAS Color Challenge #213. My card base is Elegant Eggplant, the Crushed Curry mat WAS white (retired Color Me Irresistible) but I sponged it before I realized one of the rules. (Hopefully, they'll let me slide this time.) My die cut piece is Smoky Slate using the Layering Ovals die set. The stamp set is Thoughts and Prayers and I stamped the tree in Elegant Eggplant, second generation. The sentiment is stamped with Crushed Curry. All products are Stampin' Up with the exception of the metal butterfly. I think I used minimal embellishments. The chevron in the upper corner is Elegant Eggplant. 

The inside is done using the same stamp set.

For my envelope I stamped the same flowers, third generation on the front and glued DSP to the envelope flap. I still need more practice on that process!



Thanks for looking!

13 comments:

  1. So pretty! Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

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  2. Thanks, Melissa. It was my pleasure.

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  3. Very pretty, Karen! And will be a very nice card for whomever needs a sympathy card now. Well done! :)

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    1. Thank you, Mary. It means a lot to me to have a comment from you! As you can see, I'm trying to follow in your footsteps with the envelope :-)

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  4. Fab use of the CC&S colours. Thanks for playing along.

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  5. Beautiful card! I like the inside,too!
    Thanks for playing along at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!
    Debbie
    Debbie's Dash of This and That

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  6. Pretty card. I like that you stamped inside too. Thanks for sharing your work with us at CC&S.

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  7. I agree with you, sympathy cards are the worst. I try to make a few at a time that way i'm not feeling rushed. I love the tree image you chose, thanks for playing along with us at CC&S.

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  8. Karen, sorry you had a need for a sympathy card but agree it really needs to fit for the people receiving it. I like the simplicity of this and the uplifting colors. Thanks for sharing at Tuesday Throwdown's challenge this week.

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  9. Very pretty card Karen, I love what you did with your envelope. Thanks so much for creating with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

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  10. Wonderful combination of challenges and lovely use of the challenge colours from CC&S. Thank you for joining in on the fun this week. Hugs Bev x

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  11. Lovely sympathy card, Karen. Sorry you needed one. That SU! set is one of my "go to" sets for sympathy cards. Great use of the CC&S colors this week. Glad they inspired you. Hugs. Cathy

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  12. That is one of my favorite tree images. I'm glad you found us at CC&S, and I hope you'll join us again soon for another challenge!

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