I honestly feel that the most difficult cards to make are sympathy cards.  The emotion connected with any sympathy card has to be dealt with first.  Unfortunately, I had a dear Aunt pass away recently.  She did live a full life and for that we are thankful.   But, she leaves behind one remaining sister and I wanted to send her a heartfelt card that was simple.  So………….

Lovely as a Tree1

Look carefully at the bottom edge to see a simple but elegant bit of embossing provided by the Needlepoint Textures Impressions Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!   The repeated image was accomplished by inking the Lovely as a tree stamp with soft suede ink and stamping once, then again without reinking.  I like the effect that repeated stamping gives.


stamps  – Lovely as a Tree 115026 (wood), 127793 (clear), Loving Thoughts 125843 (wood),                     125845 (clear)

Paper – Very Vanilla C.S. 101650

Ink – Soft Suede 126978

Accessories – Needlepoint Border textured Impressions Embossing Folder 129383

Please leave a comment to share what type of cards you find most difficult to make. 

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