Thursday, October 11, 2012

With Sympathy - The Creative Paper Trade Challenge

I'm back to share another sympathy card for a family member.  It's such a sad occasion, but I don't mind making sympathy cards because it's one of the ways I can convey my feelings to the recipient.  I hope that the card will mean as much to her, as it did to me as I created it.

I'm joining in on a new challenge blog...The Creative Paper Trade.  I'm playing along with week #2.  I chose Color My Week #2 & Paper Nudge #2.  Here's the graphic showing all 3 of the choices/challenges given.
I was drawn to the soft color palette and the layered sketch.  Here is what I created...

I've used lots of layering.  Card stock, patterned papers, die cuts, a length of tulle.  Well, you get the picture, don't you?  I'll list my supplies below.

Thank you for taking a look.  I hope you'll stop by again :)

Card stock: confetti cream, perfect plum (SU)
Patterned paper: lap of luxury (SU)
Ink: pale plum, perfect plum, pink pirouette, concord crush (SU), versamark (Tsukineko)
Stamps: calendar stamp set (The Precious Remembrance Shop), communique curves (PTI)
Dies: notebook die, notched flower dies (PTI)
Other: london market spool button (Pink Paislee), vanilla seam binding (SU), clear ep (SU), purple adhesive gem - in center of spool button (Recollections), pink tulle (from my stash)


  1. Susie this is splendid!! I love all of your layered texture and the fun bloom you created. Very sweet stitching too! Thanks so much for joining us at The Creative Paper Trade!

  2. This is just lovely, Susie! I love what you've done with your layers and much texture and interest! The colors look beautiful together with your neutral base, too! It's a beauty for sure! So glad you've joined in on our fun at the CPT and do hope you'll come back for more inspiration next week!

  3. What a luscious card Susie. Sad occasion yes, but lovely card. I love that sentiment stamp.

  4. Love, love, love this card! The addition of the tulle is amazing and so soft. Thank you for incorporating the CPT inspirational photos into your project and joining our challenge this week!


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