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Danielle's Corner Office: Sympathy card

Friday, January 21, 2011

Sympathy card

I decided I needed to use some of my scraps and odds and ends of paper so I picked a few colors to work with and got all the papers I thought might work together out of the scrap file. There are several challenges that had color schemes this week so I am using those colors. I don't know who the manufacturers are for these papers since they are from my scraps. The card base is a dark brown cardstock. The birdhouse was cut with the Cricut from the Stretch You Imagination cartridge. It's a pale green with a shimmery finish. The roof, base and peg are a pale teal. I inked with a Walnut colored ink. The bird is cut from the Cricut cartridge, 50 States. I inked the edges of that, too. I used a Martha Stewart edge punch for the bottom strip of paper. The sentiment is from a Clearly Wordsworth clear set. I added some faux stitching to finish the front. On the inside I cut a piece of teal paper for the top and a piece of ivory patterened paper for the bottom and stamped both with stamps from the same Clearly Wordsworth set that I used on the outside. On the ivory I stamped twice, once in walnut and once in black. On the top I stamped in black and went over the stamping very lightly with a brown pencil. Used a bit of faux stitching on the bottom. I love the sentiment on the inside top. It says-"Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul And sings the tunes without the words And never stops-at all"-I've had this stamp for several years and had never used it!
The challenges that I am entering with this card are:
1. A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge- Blue and Green Creations
2. Crafty Creations Challenges- It's A Bird, but add polka dots and the color green
3. allsorts challenge blog- Teal blue and brown
4. crafty Catz Weekly Challenge- Forgotten stamp
5. Paper Cutz Challenge- Your choice
6. Bitten By The Bug2- Birds and Armadillos






  1. Very soft and pretty...Thanks for joining us at BBTB2 this week..Krista

  2. A gentle card for a very gentle need. Sympathy cards are always a challenge for me. Your card is lovely. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2 challenge.

  3. lovely card and thanks for joining crafty catz

  4. Wow, this is so soft and beautiful! Lovely colors and design. Thanks for playing with us at BBTB2.