With Deepest Sympathy

11/30/19 Spotlight Winner at A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge!

Hi friends! Happy Friday! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Love To Craft Challenge Blog and I’m happy to share my DT inspiration project for LTCCB #40 – November Anything Goes! I created a sympathy card in kraft and black, which is one of my all-time favorite color combos. I think I’ve mentioned before that you can pair just about any color with kraft and get a gorgeous result. This is the second sympathy card I’ve created using the triple layer stamping technique and I’m really pleased with how it turned out.


I cut three kraft layers in graduating sizes, then I cut the mats for each and cut the card base from black cardstock. I positioned the kraft layers and stamped the large dahlia covering the background and then matted the stamped layers on the black cardstock pieces, adhered them together and then adhered the panel to card base. I stamped the sentiment on kraft and punched it with an oval punch, then layered it on a punched scalloped oval and adhered it in the center. I finished the front with three square gemstones.


I stamped the dahlia in the lower left corner of the inside kraft panel and then stamped the sentiment, and embellished the top of the panel with a leftover strip of black cardstock.


One more look… so loving this. I really don’t create many sympathy cards but I’m really pleased with how this turned out.


Happy to enter this card into the following challenges:
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #11 – November Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Challenge Blog: #11 – Anything Goes
Country View Challenges: November challenge – Hand Stamped
Your Scrapbook Place: November Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD Black Onyx cardstock, Marco’s Brown Bag Cover Paper
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Definitely Dahlia stamp, Dare 2B Artzy Wishing You Comfort stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up large oval punch, Marvy Uchida scalloped oval punch
Accessories:  Tim Holtz stamp platform, Darice Finishing Accents

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will link up an ‘anything goes’ project with us this month! We’d love to see what you’re working on! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

Author: Leslie

I'm definitely what one could consider a crafting junkie! I love making cards, 3-D projects (especially paper shoes, mini albums and gift bags), mixed media projects, altering items, as well as occasional beading and making jewelry! Fortunately, hubby is very supportive! Life is good! :D

8 thoughts on “With Deepest Sympathy”

  1. I always hate when I have to make a sympathy card but you’ve certainly rocked this one, Leslie



  2. Leslie, this is incredibly beautiful – I also love the sentiment – your layers and choice to color duo is wonderfully unique (I wanna case it!) hugs, de


  3. This is really lovely Leslie, so elegant , and these colours work beautifully together. Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Country View Crafts, and have a very happy week, Sue xx


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