Oct 02 2017

Painted Harvest Sympathy

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We sadly had a neighbor pass away unexpectedly a couple weeks ago.  I pulled out the Painted Harvest to make a sympathy card for them.  I think this is one of my favorite cards I’ve made with this set.



Here is the inside and the envelope was decorated the same.



The details:


  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Crushed Curry cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • A 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Cajun Craze was added to the base card.
  • On the 3-3/4 x 5 layer of Whisper White, the background flower from Painted Harvest stamp set was stamped twice on the left side with Crushed Curry Ink, then the second step flower image stamped with Cajun Craze on top.
  • The centers of the flowers were filled with Early Espresso Ink.
  • The fern leaves were stamped with Garden Green and Pear Pizzazz to fill in the background, the the speckle stamp with Early Espresso Ink randomly.
  • Another flower was stamped the same on scrap Whisper White, then hand-cut and added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Two of the leaf trios were stamped with Garden Green, then punched with the Leaf Punch and added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The greeting from Rose Wonder stamp set was stamped with Early Espresso Ink.
  • The flower and leaves were stamped on a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White on the right side and the inside greeting from Rose Wonder stamp set with Early Espresso Ink.


I just felt this was a perfect set to use for this sad occasion.


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4 People have left comments on this post

Oct 2, 2017 - 03:10:00
Patsy Ingram said:

This is such a beautiful card! The colors are perfect for this time of year and Painted Harvest can’t be beat. TFS

Oct 3, 2017 - 03:10:53

This is a fab card (and stampset). Thank you to the both of you. I follow you, and get so inspired by the things you show.

Oct 5, 2017 - 01:10:47

Great card, Connie! This is my favorite stamp set from the Holiday Catalog by a long shot! There are so many ways to use it.

Oct 9, 2017 - 10:10:24
Diana Mckowen said:

Loved this card. So pretty. Definitely casing it for this month’s camp. Thanks for sharing.