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The last card I made for last quarter’s challenge is a simple sympathy card on a base of Smoky Slate. The mat for the oval (cut with the oval die for the Big Shot) is Going Gray. A butterfly accent and a sentiment finish it off. The splotches in the background are from French Foliage. Love that stamp!

GratefulSympathy

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As others have said, these are the hardest cards to make, and sending them is even harder. Some friends lost their son last week. There are no words that can help, but sending a card at least lets them know I care.

MidnightMuseSympathy

The base is Midnight Muse with Very Vanilla. I used Framelits to cut out the shapes. The stamp set is Love & Sympathy.

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…would still smell as sweet, but then what would we call this stamp set? Stippled Blossoms, I guess. That is indeed the name of the set I used for a stamping challenge, made by my 5th level upline, to make five cards from the same set. For this ongoing quarterly challenge I’ll be getting my creative juices going to come up with original ideas and hopefully some beautiful cards to inspire you.

Here is the first (yes, I’m going to post them one at a time, in the order I made them).

Stamp sets: Stippled Blossoms, Love and Sympathy.
Colors: Raspberry Ripple, Gumball Green, Whisper White.
Accessories: Big Shot, Adorning Accents Edgelits.

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With the new scoring tool from Stampin’ Up! making faux tile is even easier than before. Just score card stock in whatever pattern you want, then stamp the image on the debossed side, pressing just hard enough to get a good image, but without getting any of the image in the little debossed rows. This one I didn’t even color, just left it in outline form, stamped in Soft Suede. I also stamped French Script in Crumb Cake – double background looks much better than a plain image sometimes. To finish it: ribbon, sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes, a lace border made with a punch and crimped.

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Sounds like something good to eat! That’s what you get when you combine Crumb Cake and Peach Parfait – a yummy card. I used Bordering on Romance from the mini and the new framelits for the Big Shot. The border is the  Tulip frame embossing folder, sponged with a little white craft ink. I watercolored the image on Whisper White. The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes (again – great set) stamped on the banner from the Petal cone die. Simple yet elegant.

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