Sunday, October 22, 2017

Sympathy Cards and Some Challenges

Happy Sunday everyone!! It has been so beautiful out today and I am LOVING the fall colors. This past week has just really brought out the oranges and yellows in the leaves.

Today I am sharing a few cards I created for some different challenges. First up are two sympathy cards I created.

The first one I kind of CASEd a card from Mary Beth that she created for PaperTrey Ink's "Make it Monday."  Mine is not as pretty as her card and I did not have the wreath she used but figured I would do the best I could

I used PaperTrey Ink's "Botanical Silhouettes" stamp set for this card and a wreath from Winnie and Walter.

For my second card, I created a sympathy card that was inspired by my card above but I used the colors from Color Throwdown #465 as the inspiration colors.

Again, I used the retired "Botanical Silhouettes" stamp set and added some butterflies from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps "Be" stamp set.

I used Distress ink in "Wild Violet" and "Dusty Concord" to do the ink blending on the card.

The sentiment is from "What Not Sentiments" by Your Next Stamp. I have to admit that this is my favorite card of the day.

My third and last card was inspired by two challenges-Freshly Made Sketches #309 and Inspired by the Little Things #69.

I used paper scraps and left overs from my desk for this card.

The thanks die cut is from Lawn Fawn and the leaf is from Simon Says Stamp! "The Color of Fun".

I used Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Glitter Pens over the thanks and then covered it with Glossy Accents.

Well that is all for me today. I thank you for stopping by!! Have a great night!!

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Card #1
Stamps-PaperTrey Ink "Botanical Silhouettes" (retired)
Dies-Gina Marie Designs "Double Stitched In and Out Cut Rectangle" and "Winnie and Walter's "In Bloom: Paulina's Greenery Cutaways"
Paper-Stampin Up! Basic Gray and Gable Green
Ink-Stampin Up! Basic Gray and Gable Green

Card #2
Stamps-CAS-ual Fridays Stamps "Be," PaperTrey Ink "Botanical Silhouettes" (retired) and Your Next Stamp "What Not Sentiments"
Dies-Umbrella Crafts "Nested Circles" and Spellbinders "Hemstitch Rectangles"
Paper-PaperTrey Ink "Plum Pudding" and "White"
Inks-Ranger “Wilted Violet” Distress Ink and "Seedless Preserves," Hero Arts "Soft Purple"
Other-Ranger Ink Tim Holtz “Mini Round” Ink Blending Tool, Sizzix Big Shot Machine, Tonic Studios Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Glitter PensScotch Dot Adhesive

Card #3
Stamps-Simon Says Stamp! "The Color of Fun"
Dies-Lawn Fawn "Scripty Thanks"
Paper-Simon Says Stamp! "Burnt Orange," "Black Bazzill" Core-dinations "White" Paper Scraps



Linda Callahan said...

Such a pretty collection of cards! Love the pop of the orange one you shared at FMS!

Leigh Penner said...

Wonderful cards, Nora!

Broni said...

The sympathy cards are beautiful and the Fall card is so cute! Thanks for joining us at the Color Throwdown!

Silke Ledlow said...

Great cards Nora! Glad you had a chance to play with us!

Stampingcountry said...

You put your paper scraps to good use! Cute Card!

KimCreate said...

Very pretty card! Thanks for joining us at Inspired by all the little things.

KimCreate said...

Very pretty card! Thanks for joining us at Inspired by all the little things.

Jean said...

These are all quite different but all are all quite striking! I'll have to try the idea of adding the Glitter Pen under Glossy Accents.

maria f. said...

Pretty trio of cards. I like the serenity of the sympathy cards. And that colorful tree on the last one is so cute.

Diane said...

Lovely collection of card designs and colors Nora.

Hugs Diane