Saturday, November 17, 2018

One Sheet Wonder Sympathy

Happy Saturday, everyone!  Sadly, our family needed two sympathy cards this week.  The In(k)Spire Me challenge had some pretty colors in it:

I decided to make three cards by using the "one-sheet wonder" technique with the challenge colors, doing some random stamping with various floral images on a half-sheet of Whisper White cardstock.  I cut it into two sheets that are 3 1/4" wide and added a piece of Animal Expedition DSP to follow the CAS(E) This Sketch sketch for this week:

So here we go:

I added a piece of silver ribbon and a silver foil scalloped mat under the sentiment from Flourishing Phrases stamped in Balmy Blue:

The remaining piece of stamped cardstock was matted with Soft Sea Foam, and placed atop a piece of embossed Balmy Blue that I already had in my stash! They were both just the right size for the Try Stampin on Tuesday sketch:

And here's the final product:

I diecut a piece of Whisper White with a Stitched Label die and added a sentiment from the same set, then I colored some pearls with a silver Zig Painty Pen to add a little silver accent, and although it's hard to see, a little panel of silver foil along the left side of the stamped piece:

Thanks for popping in today!

Because of the snowstorm, Cassidy spent the night with us on Thursday and had a two-hour delay on Friday, which was John's birthday.  She hid his gift (in his bedroom closet) and wanted to give him clues to help lead him to it, sort of like a scavenger hunt!

He was able to follow the clues from room to room:



and back upstairs where he finally found it!

 She did a great job and it was a lot of fun!  Tonight we'll go out to dinner for a little more fun!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!  And be sure to come back tomorrow for a new Paper Players challenge!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Touches of Texture, Flourishing Phrases, Blooms and Wishes (ret)
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Soft Sea Foam, Silver Foil, Balmy Blue, Animal Expedition DSP
 Ink Soft Sea Foam, Gray Granite, Balmy Blue
Accessories Pearls, Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Stitched Labels Framelits, Silver Woven Ribbon (ret), Zig Silver Painty Pen, Basketweave EF, Stitched Rectangle Die (Lil'Inkers)


Kampin' Karen said...

These cards are splendid! What fun John must have had. Happy birthday to him.

stampwithsandy said...

Beautiful stamping LeAnne, it looks like patterned paper!

Donna Ellis said...

What a fun way for children to show their love! LeAnne, your soft colors look so peaceful on your encouragement cards. Lovely! hugs, de

Lisa Elton said...

So sorry you needed these sympathy cards, but they are quite lovely. The florals and colors are wonderfully peaceful. Happy Birthday wishes to John!

Jan Clothier said...

An adult treasure hunt - so sweet! Love your DIY DSP. It's a true wonder!

Carol L said...

I love the dsp you created with that wonderful stamping! The colors are soothing and serene, perfect for sympathy cards and each design is stunning! How fun it must have been for Cassidy to take her Grampy on a hunt for his birthday present! That's a very clever idea and I'm sure they both had fun :)

Heather said...

So gorgeous LeAnne - you make awesome DSP, lol. Great take on our sketch! Thanks so much for playing at TSOT!

stampingvickisvisions said...

I love the colors on you cards. You really did a superb job on following the sketch (unlike me) my boys always liked to do scavenger hunt for birthdays also, so fun.

Basement Stamper said...

great color combination and use of the one sheet technique for your cards. Love the stamp sets you used on it.

Donna Scholz said...

Lovely sympathy card, LeAnn!It's nice to see this type of card in colors other than black and gray. Looks like John had a great scavenger hunt for his birthday!!! I ought to do that for my husband's in May. He would get a kick out of it, too! Thank you for sharing your card making talents with us at Try Stampin' on Tuesday! -Donna

Diana Soling said...

Beautiful cards! I love the soft colors you used. Thanks for joining us at TSOT!