Tuesday, 21 March 2017

With Deepest Sympathy

Good morning all.
There's been a bit of a drop in temperature these last few days. All I can say is that at least it isn't raining!
Over at Cardz4Guyz, we have a brand new challenge for you.


Wasn't sure where to go with this, spring popped into my head along with Christmas but as it makes my daughter cringe when she sees Christmas cards on my blog so early in the year I daren't go there again so soon!
So here is my take on this week's challenge.

I know it's not the sort of card you make on a regular basis but as I have none in the stash I thought I would make a sympathy card.
The tree stamp is one I picked up at Port Sunlight last October from the Chocolate Baroque bargain bucket.
It reminds me of the oaks I can see from my bedroom window, solid and full of strength.
I stamped in Versamark then embossed with white. The coloured background panel was made using the acrylic block technique. You add marker to the block and then spritz with water and stamp, trying not to splash outside the required area! A bit of a wiggle and then remove and leave to dry, love the water look it gives. A Crafters Companion sentiment in London Fog Memento ink was stamped and the top panel trimmed with a rectangle die before mounting flat on the base card.

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  1. Hi Julie this is a stunning card I love it. I have just made one of these for my stash unfortunately they are needed quite often. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. This is perfect for a sympathy card Julie and yet another great technique. We had a frost this morning and it's now pelting icy rain and hail...brrrrrr!! xx

  3. Lovely card Julie, sad to say but my sympathy cards are the best seller in my charity card sales..lovely tree stamp and I really like the idea of stamping and embossing in white

  4. Great resist stamping and trees make for a very good sympathy card. Many thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  5. Very beautiful sympathy card, Jules. Love how the colours flow in the background. Haven't done that technique with the acrylic block for a while. Thanks for the reminder. xx

  6. This is great! That blue smooshing looks fantastic against that white tree. Great design and great color! Thanks for sharing with us at Inkspirational!
    - Shauna

  7. A fabulous card and a great entry for our close to nature challenge at Stamping Sensations. Thanks for joining us this month and good luck!

  8. Very pretty card and so well done! Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday.

  9. Nice background. Thanks for joining Make My Monday Challenge.

  10. This is a really lovely card.


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