Friday, September 13, 2019

Sympathy Card for CAS Mix Up & Inspire.Create Challenges

Today I am entering this card for 2 challenges. The first is for Inspire.Create Challenge #51 with a theme of "Sympathy":
The second challenge is CAS (Clean and Simple) Mix Up Card Challenge for "Inchies":
Inchies are tiny squares which can be created & decorated in a number of ways.
I went with a very CAS design. Crumb Cake card stock with one stamped, embossed image from the Rooted in Nature stamp set. Since I was creating a sympathy card, I didn't want a lot of extra background images on the card. I wanted to keep it to a more masculine style.
I first cut a 3" X 3" piece of Crumb Cake card stock and layered it with another piece of white card stock the same size. This gave the stability I believed it needed. Using my Stamparatus with White Craft Ink, I stamped the tree image  a good couple of times. After cleaning off the stamp, I used Versamark and stamped it again a couple of times in the same exact spot. I sprinkled with White Stampin' Emboss Powder and heat set with the #2 setting of our Heat Tool.

I cut a piece of Basic Black card stock 3 1/2" X 3 1/2". Next, I cut the Crumb Cake 3" X 3" piece into 1" rows and then again into 1" pieces. I lined them up onto the black card stock and put a Stampin' Dimensional behind each one to pop them up a bit.
The sentiment was white heat embossed onto Basic Black card stock using a sentiment from the Itty Bitty Greetings. It was then cut into a small strip and glued to the front. The whole Inchie piece was then layered onto a piece of Whisper White card stock which was textured with the 3D Subtle Embossing folder. Finally layered onto a Whisper White Thick card base in a square shape.

For embellishment, I just wrapped Lined Thread around 3 times and added a copper Leaves Trinket with Tombow Liquid Adhesive.
The inside was a beautiful sentiment from the Woven Heirlooms set. All very clean and simple.

Thank you for visiting my blog and I hope you enjoyed the Inchie card even though it was made for a somber occasion.

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Hello, welcome to Stampin With Anita. I love crafting in all forms. It gives me great joy to create something special. I hope you enjoy your visit.


  1. What a perfect sympathy card, Anita! I love the embossed white tree on the crumb cake and the black accents are perfect! A very classy card. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

  2. Thank you, Bonnie! I appreciate your nice comments!!!

  3. Beautiful Sympathy card Anita, I love the white embossed tree on the Kraft cardstock. Thanks for joining us this week at CAS Mix Up!

  4. Very elegant sympathy card Anita. I love the combination of crumb cake, white and black. It's a classic colour combo and perfect for a sympathy card. Your image cut into inchie looks amazing. Love the little leaves embellishment. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

  5. Love the limited colour palette to this very special card. Beautiful framing and design.
    Thanks so much for joining us at CAS Mix Up! xx



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