Wednesday, October 15, 2014



Happy Wednesday, everyone!  Hope your week is going well!   Sadly, sympathy cards are a necessity of life, and I needed one this week.  I pulled out some Flowerpot DSP, which I don’t think I ever used, and the sketch from Mary Jo’s Technostamper challenge this week:
And here we go, using an oldie but goodie, Lovely as a Tree:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Lovely as a Tree Sympathy Stampin Up

In order to make the tree a little more visible, I inked up my stamp first in Versamark, then in Early Espresso ink, stamped on the DSP and then heat-embossed it with clear embossing powder.  I used an aquapainter to quickly fill in the tree’s trunk with EE ink, and sponge daubered the leaves:


My sentiments are from Thoughts & Prayers, and on the inside, I stamped the tree again in Sahara Sand….I really like the soft look it creates:


Thanks for visiting today!

We made a trip last week to the local farm for some pumpkins:


Enjoy your day!

Wee Project Details
Stamps Lovely as a Tree, Thoughts and Prayers
Card stock & Papers     Naturals White, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Flowerpot DSP
 Ink Versamark, Early Espresso, Garden Green, Sahara Sand
Accessories Candy Dots, Burlap Ribbon
Tools     Big Shot, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Circle Card Thinlits Banner Die, Sponge Dauber, Aquapainter


Bananastamper said...

Burlap is perfect somehow on a sympathy card. A lovely card. I really like how you repeated the tree inside, I must remember to do it more often!

Darlene Gabriel said...

A wonderful sympathy card. I love the burlap on it. I like the way you did the tree here.
Look at all those pumpkins......what fun.

Linda said...

Wonderful card LeAnne! We just returned from our trip. I am exhausted!
Great Pumpkins! I thought at first you bought all of them. LOL

Lisa said...

Lovely card LeAnne, the tree is so pretty! Great mix of pumpkins, bet Cassidy had a good time picking them out with you!

MJ said...

I so enjoy seeing burlap on cards, so pretty. Love the look of the tree on the dp. Looks great, and perfect for a sympathy card. Thanks so much for playing along with my sketch challenge this week! I always enjoy your samples!