Monday, March 18, 2024

With Sympathy - Color Hues Challenge

 I'm playing along in the current challenge at Color Hues #83 Cream and Blue challenge.  The inspiration provided by the design team were so pretty and gave me a lot of inspiration! The link is above, if you want to take a look.

It seems that I always need a few more sympathy cards in my stash and these two soft colors were perfect for the card I had in mind.  

I embossed the stamped image with cream EP, then die cut the image and added to more underneath, to add dimension.  Then I stenciled only the hummingbird, with two shades of blue ink.  I added some white metallic ink splatters with a fan brush.  All of this was placed on a cream color die cut panel, then onto the blue card base.

Here is what I created.



I used dies and stamps from Pinkfresh, ink from Condcord & 9th, cream embossing powder from SSS and cardstock from SU!  Let me know if you need any details.  You can comment below or look for the "contact me" option along the right side of this blog page.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Such a beautiful card Susie and you've used our challenge colors perfectly! Such a pretty image and you're making me wish time would move just a bit quicker so I can enjoy the real Hummers that come to our feeder! I love the braided PFS die you used too...I had to have it when it first came out and I think I've only used it once! Thank you so much for sharing this beauty with us at Color Hues! Marcia (DT)

  2. Susie, this is such a pretty Sympathy card! I love that the hummingbird is shade darker so he subtly stands out. Love the added bit of ink splatters too. Such a great card! I am so delighted to see you in our gallery at Color Hues. Please play along again soon.

  3. Hi Susie! Your card is a thoughtful and elegant sympathy card, I love it! The stamped image is so pretty and I love how you kept to two blues as it is so sweet to have the bird stand out just a bit. Beautiful! We're so glad that you've played along at Color Hues!


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