Leafy Sympathy

Hi there 🙂 My stash of sympathy cards, sadly, got completely depleted last year. I needed a quick on this weekend, so came up with CAS one layer card. I found an ivy stencil that I forgot I had, and used 2 different green Distress Inks to blend the pattern in. It was still a bit TOO simple, so I cut a mask slightly smaller than the front of the card, then blended the same 2 colors of green around the edge, to give the card a frame. The way the inks are blended, it almost looks like antique gold in the picture!! I used part of the mask to die cut the sentiment, and touched up the ink blending on the cut, before adhering it to the card. For just a bit of embellishment, I added gold pearls to parts of the ivy. A quick and easy card, and a quick and easy blog post!!

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Crazy is Our Name, Stencils are Our Game – March challenge with optional CAS

AAA Cards Challenge – #235 Inkblending Along an Edge

613 Avenue Create – March ATG with twist of CAS

Crafty Gals Corner – #241 Make It Green

Paper Dragonfly Challenge – #15 All That Glitters is Green and Gold


  1. A super perfect CAS card, but so sorry you needed one.
    Very happy to see this in our mailbox at 613 Avenue Create.
    Please come back again!
    The best of luck with your entry.
    Jackie, DT member at 613 xx

  2. Such a lovely and quick sympathy card. We as crafters, especially card makers, do need to make these. This is beautiful. Thank you for sharing over at Crafty Gals Corner Challenge. Best of luck and hope to see you again soon. DT~Jana Forrest

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