Sunday, May 24, 2020

PP492 Sympathy Sketch

Happy Sunday, doesn't feel much like Memorial Day weekend, does it?  Maybe some of you are beginning to venture out and do more things!  Let's hope so!  We are still hunkering down here, not much going on!  I am the hostess this week for the Paper Players this week, and I came up with this sketch:

I am trying to use up some retiring products, and unfortunately, I needed a sympathy card, so this is what I came up with using Garden Lane DSP and Botanical Tags dies:

I created some borders with Garden Green and Mint Macaron cardstocks, then diecut the bird tag from another piece of Garden Green.  To soften it a bit, I added some vellum behind the diecut and accented it with a pearl:

For the sentiment, I took the "Hugs Prayers Love" stamp from Positive Thoughts and taped off the upper and lower words, inked it up in Garden Green and stamped it (after removing the tape!) to create the "Prayer" banner, adding some pearls there too:

Finally, on the inside, I stamped a verse from Verve along with the feather from Positive Thoughts:

I hope the recipient will find comfort from it.  Now, how will you interpret this sketch?  I hope that you will play along with our challenge this week and share your card with us at the Paper Players blog!  Check out what the design team has created while you're there as well!

This weekend we were supposed to be watching my nephew graduate from West Point, but obviously, those plans changed!  My sister in SC just sent me these great-nephews are visiting my sister and her family; here they are with my nephew Will, first Jameson:

and Sawyer!

They're having a blast!  Enjoy your day and thanks for popping in!


Kampin' Karen said...

It's such a peaceful card. All my Garden Lane is GONE! The boys are a handsome lot! Yes, indeed, it's a strange Memorial Day.

Bonnie said...

Great use of patterned paper, LeAnne! Love how you've done the sentiment on the front and inside!

I Card Everyone said...

I love the papers you've chosen, LeAnne - you've beautifully captured the solemnity of the occasion... sure to bring comfort.
I'm so sorry you'll not be going to West Point for your nephew's graduation. Springtime in the Hudson Highlands is gorgeous, and so is the West Point campus... I lived about 4 miles from there when I lived in NY!

laurie said...

Beautiful sympathy card.And I love the comforting verse too. Happy memorial Day!

Linda Callahan said...

Lovely card!

Lisa Elton said...

What a pretty and serene card LeAnne. I love the paper in the background to bits!

Stef Perry said...

Beautiful sympathy card, LeAnne, those colors and papers are perfect for such a solemn occasion. Love the sweet bird tag in the corner too!

Vicky Hayes said...

Such a beautiful soft leafy card. So sorry you needed a sympathy card.
Shame you were unable to watch your nephew graduate from West Point but your photos are full of joy! Vicky x

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Love those soft and serene greens LeAnne, just perfect for a sympathy card. Great layering too and a fab sketch this week!

Stamps-N-Lingers said...

Wonderful card - that die cut in front of the DSP is perfect! And I love the inside verse. Congrats to your Nephew - that is a HUGE accomplishment! And...please tell him thank you from one old vet to a new one! :)

Claire Broadwater said...

What handsome nephews! I am so sad you didn't get to attend the graduation at West Point. Oh, that would be an amazing experience!
I love all the shades of green and your DSP is mixed perfectly! This sentiment is lovely! Sure to bring comfort! I love it!

Jaydee said...

Love the pic of your nephews and like Claire, sorry you didn't get to attend the West Point graduation. that really would have been something!!!
Sympathy cards as so hard but the mix of DSPs with the little bird die cuts and that sentiment work so well together and are so comforting.

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful, LeAnne! So serene and comforting. The bird die cut is a perfect accent. Great pictures of your nephews!

Allisa said...

Great mix of colors and papers on your card!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Love that you paired the DSP with those dies. Perfect inspiration to use them before they retire. Love your card and thanks for an awesome sketch this week! Hugs!