Sunday, September 9, 2018

2018 Kre8tors September Blog Hop Sympathy


Welcome to the 2018 Kre8tors September Blog Hop. This month our theme is Sympathy, a card that is often difficult to create but can provide comfort to the person receiving it. Our Design Team Members from all over the world will be sharing with you their heartfelt designs to help provide you with some inspiration.

You may have just visited Jan's blog or perhaps you are beginning your blog hop journey here with me. I hope that you will find our creations helpful.


For my sympathy card design, I chose to use the Abstract Impressions stamp set (item #147513) from the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog to create a floral background on a strip of Whisper White cardstock. I chose Gorgeous Grape Classic ink to stamp the flowers, stamping off once to get the lighter shade and then using the ink at full strength for the darker shading. The leaves and stems were stamped using Granny Apple Green Classic ink and Shaded Spruce Classic ink to provide contrast.

I layered the Whisper White cardstock panel onto a matte of Gorgeous Grape cardstock and then added a layer of Shaded Spruce cardstock which had been die cut using one of the Delicate Lace Edgelits (item #147053) to create a beautiful and intricate border on each side.
The sentiment is from the Abstract Impressions stamp set and I stamped it using Gorgeous Grape Classic ink onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock and then I created a banner on one end using the Triple Banner Punch (item #138292). I attached it to the card front using Stampin' Dimensionals. To complete the card I attached the card front to a Thick Whisper White cardstock card base. 

I wanted my sympathy card to provide comfort during a difficult time and I thought the sentiment from this stamp set provided a beautiful way to convey love and support. I chose colors that I thought were calm and soothing and suited the theme of the card.



Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today. I hope that you have enjoyed the card that I have shared. Now it's time to visit Ilonka's blog and see what she has created this month. Just click on the Next button below to visit her blog or use the Blog Hop Roll Call List to find your way.


September 2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop Roll Call List

Until Next Time.
Happy Stampin',
 





Tricia Butts
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    1. Thanks Deb. I love these colors together. :)

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  2. I love everything about your card Tricia! The color combo is stunning.

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    1. Thank you Jan. I love the way it turned out. It has a very peaceful feel to it. :)

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  3. Tricia, such a lovely card. I had to do a double take on the Gorgeous Grape because I didn't recognize the name! I'm so glad you used that color to remind me that it's new to our collection. Your card is beautiful! Thank you for hopping with us to share it! ❤️

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    1. Thank you Melissa. I love Gorgeous Grape and how it looked with the other colors for this card design. It's such a beautiful color. :)

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  4. Lovely card Tricia. Love this set even though I don't have it lol x

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    1. Thank you. I love the impressionistic feel of this stamp set. :)

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  5. Super card Tricia - and great colour choice

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    1. Thank you Jackie. So glad you like it. :)

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    1. Thanks Tracy. I am so happy that you like my card. :)

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    1. Thank you so much. I love the way it turned out. :)

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  8. What a lovely cheerful card sometimes we concentrate on the sadness when maybe we should concentrate a bit more on the celebration of life and offering that support, TFS x

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    1. Thanks Jo. I think there is enough sadness when we lose someone we love and wanted something that would bring a smile and remind them of happier times. :)

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