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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Thoughts & Prayers Sympathy



I found I needed a quick sympathy card, and my go-to set these days for those kinds of cards is Thoughts & Prayers. I am not big on coloring on my stamps with markers....I know that it is a great technique, but I am usually not that patient!!! However, I have seen many beautiful cards using this set with that technique, so I thought I would attempt it.

My method might be a little different.....I inked the whole stamp first in Mellow Moss, then I went over the stems with a Chocolate Chip marker. I colored right over the MM ink, and I was pretty happy with the results:


I used a piece of Thoroughly Modern DP in a Soft Suede pattern, and mounted it on a Kraft card; there are many elements found on this card similar to Monday's card, because I made them within hours of each other, and all the same punches and diecuts were left on my desk! LOL! I did add a leaf diecut to mimic the leaves in the tree; it was cut from Mellow Moss cardstock; one difference on this card is that I added a corduroy brad, as this was being hand-delivered, and didn't need to worry about it fitting in the envelope!

Thanks for visiting today!

15 comments:

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Gorgeous card LeAnne!! Love this stamp set and the colors you've chosen! HUGS

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful card LeAnne! Such a soft & elegant looking card! :) TFS

Linda L said...

Beautiful card LeAnne! What is the punch you are using? Is it new? I love the want the leaves match the tree. I have that stamp and the leaves die cut. I just don't have the punch.

Carol (HB) said...

LeAnne, your creations always have that *wow* factor! I love the leaves poking out from the sentiment. Beautiful layout!!!

Ann said...

So sorry you needed one of these, but it's beautiful. I love the leaves peeking out from behind.

Kelley Eubanks said...

This looks great LeAnne! I will have to try that technique!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Beautiful card, LeAnne! I love the leaves peeking out behind the sentiment oval!

Wendy said...

This is so beautiful LeAnne! I just love this set too! Nicely done! TFS

Our Little Inspirations said...

This is the prettiest stamp set, and your card is beautifully done. I love how you colored the tree image!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

LOOOOOVELY!!

Juanita said...

Great work with the 'marker to rubber'. I like the embellishments you added, it is very elegant.

Susan Raihala said...

I am so sorry for your need of this card. It's lovely, and sure to bring comfort to the recipient. I'm definitely going to try the coloring technique. Thanks so much for sharing it!

Lisa Foster said...

So Beautiful! Love it! Hugs, Lisa

Starla said...

I would do the marker technique the same way!!
Just got this stamp set...this card will be an inspiration!

Barbara said...

Beautiful!! I love that layout!