Thursday, March 31, 2022

Sympathy Cards

Hey stampers!  Our church family is mourning the loss of one of our members and she came from a large family, so I have had to make several sympathy cards.  I am sharing two of them today; one uses the sketch from Atlantic Hearts:

and some of the same papers that I used on my bunnies card from yesterday, just different prints:

I layered some of the patterns on the front, embossing one piece with the retiring Greenery embossing folder, then created a little bundle of foliage using the Forever Fern and Free as a Bird sets and various green inks:

I "tied" them together with some Fan Baker's Twine and added a few green Genial Gems, and it all went on top of a Stitched Shape circle.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts.

The second card uses the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches:

and some pretty new papers I just got from Prima called Farm Sweet Farm.  I paired them with a flower from the retiring All Things Fabulous:

The layered flower was stamped with Sweet Sugarplum, Cherry Cobbler and Merry Merlot inks, and the foliage was stamped with Crumb Cake and Soft Suede.  I added a sentiment from an older SU set called Small Sayings, and added a sprinkling of sequins:

I used the same sentiments for the both cards, from Papertrey.

Thanks for popping in today!  Enjoy it and be blessed!

"A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed."  Proverbs 11:25

First Card Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Forever Fern, Free as a Bird, CL342 Sentiments (Hero Arts), Inspired Prayer (Papertrey Ink)
Card stock & Papers     Basic White, Home Again DSP (Carta Bella)
 Ink Evening Evergreen, Soft Succulent, Mint Macaron
Accessories Fan Bakers Twine, Genial Gems
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Dies (ret), Ornate Frames Dies, Forever Flourishing Dies

Second Card Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps All Things Fabulous, Small Sayings (ret)
Card stock & Papers     Basic White, Merry Merlot, Early Espresso, Farm Sweet Farm DSP (Prima)
 Ink Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Merry Merlot, Cherry Cobbler, Sweet Sugarplum (ret)
Accessories Sequins from my stash
Tools     Big Shot, Fabulous Florals Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Stamparatus


Kampin' Karen said...

Beautiful cards, LeAnne. I am sorry for your church family's loss.

I Card Everyone said...

Really lovely cards to convey your sorrow, LeAnne. I'm sure they will be much appreciated.

Wendy said...

Both cards are so pretty, LeAnne! Love the papers and the sentiments you used. They will be appreciated by the family. So sorry for your loss.

pssmitty papercrafts said...

Your cards are beautiful. You really enhanced the sketch with the layering and embossing.
Thank you for sharing with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.
Patty S, Design Team

Dena J said...

So sorry for the loss in your church family, LeAnne - sympathy cards are the hardest to make. The greens are just beautiful! The dark embossed piece anchors the lovely cluster focal point. Thank you for sharing this beautiful card with us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

Lisa Elton said...

These will be so appreciated, LeAnne. They're both pretty.

Alyson Mayo said...

What a beautiful gesture - I love the colours and images for both cards. Thanks for sharing with us at Atlantic Hearts :)

Melissa Craig said...

Your cards are gorgeous. Beautiful images and papers. Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Debbie said...

These are both beautiful and will be a blessing to the recipients!
Thanks for playing along this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches
Debbie - TMS DT
Debbie's Dash of This and That

Michelle said...

I love you cards. You’ve used our sketch well. Thanks for sharing at Atlantic Hearts.

Anna said...

What a beautiful card. I love the soft colors and the wonderful leaves and flower in the center of your card. Thank you for joining us at the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.
Anna, Design Team

Brandi said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love this! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC).

Brandi R.
DT member AHSC

Golden Goddess Designs said...

LeAnn, these are just gorgeous cards. thank you for creating with us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge. I always enjoy your work and good luck!