Friday, December 18, 2015

Sympathy Card for As You See It Challenges

Mmmmm! I just finished eating some ginger snaps made by my fabulous up line, Desirée Spenst! Two, because I couldn't eat just one, they were so delicious - chewy, like good ginger snaps should be! But I digress before I even get started!

Do you often find yourself short of sympathy cards? I occasionally don't have one when I need it, and then I have to make one, even in the duress of the moment. I think it is a good idea to keep some on hand to avoid that problem. Some don't like to make them ahead because sympathy cards are difficult to make, and some feel that, "If I make one, I'll need one!" But rest assured that even though I've used a few sympathy cards in my time, it was never just after I had made one, and more often than not, I needed one before I made it.

I used this week's As You See It Challenge sketch as my layout:

The simplicity and elegance of the sketch made me thing right away of a sympathy design. I have also fallen in love all over again with Watermelon Wonder paired with a light neutral. The neutral just seems to bring out the glow in the Watermelon Wonder! Take a look at my design:

  • Once again, I got out my new bundle, Rose Wonder stamp set* and Rose Garden Thinlit Dies*, because I knew there was a sympathy sentiment on it and the leaves die cuts worked well for the flourishes on the sketch.
  • The two pieces of Designer Series Paper (DSP) I used were the script design from the Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack, and the Crumb Cake loops on Whisper White from the Love Blossoms Paper Stack*.
  • I die cut the leaves from Crumb Cake cardstock using the leaf sprig thinlit from the Rose Garden Thinlits dies*. I cut three and pieced 2 together to make it longer for one of the sprigs.
  • The sentiment and label stamps are from the Rose Wonder* set and there is a coordinating die to die cut it from the Rose Garden Thinlet Dies*. These two products can be purchased in a bundle, starting January 5, 2016, and you will save 15%.
 *These products are found in the 2016 Occasions Catalogue and will be available to order on Jan. 5, 2016.                                         

Click on the links below to take you to my On-Line Store, where you can read about, look at, and purchase if you wish, the products used to make this card today.

Product List

Rose Wonder Stamp Set*, Rose Garden Thinlits Dies*, Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack*

 *These products are found in the 2016 Occasions Catalogue and will be available to order on Jan. 5, 2016. 

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