sending sympathy and prayers…

Hi friends! Happy Tuesday! A new Tic Tac Toe challenge has started today over at The Outlawz Tuesday Color Challenge and our sponsor is Beccy’s Place so be sure to come on over and play! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I was gifted a beautiful tulips image from Beccy’s Spring Tulips digital image set and created a sympathy card. I know I’ve shared that sympathy cards don’t come easy for me and I typically don’t have many in my stash at any given time, but this design just came together like it was meant to be!

For the Tic Tac Toe challenge this fortnight, we are to use items on our project inspired from those featured in any column or row in the photo below. I was inspired by the green, teacups and tulips in the center column.

I cut a standard A2 size top-folding card base from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock. Since green is my favorite color and part of the tic tac toe inspiration, I went for two green Graphic 45 coordinating papers for the background, then cut the embroidery hoop from a My Mind’s Eye wood-look paper and gave it a solid green center (another Graphic 45 paper from the same 6×6 pad). I stamped, colored and die cut a Prickley Pear Stamps coffee cup and then arranged the tulips digital image in the cup. This was a little tricky because the digi was in a water can, so I printed the image twice, colored both of them with alcohol markers and fussy cut both. Then I did some overlaying of leaves to cover the water can handle. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up Petite Pairs stamp set ink in the upper right corner. The finishing touch was the addition of some green enamel dots.

I cut inside layering panels from Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock and the solid green Graphic 45 paper. I embellished the white panel with leftover strips of the striped and solid green papers used on the front, and stamped the sentiment in black ink. I layered the panels together and adhered them to the inside of the card base.

And one more look… very happy with how this turned out! I absolutely love Beccy’s tulips image and I know I’ll be creating with it again soon!

Sharing in these additional challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: #4 – Anything Goes w/ optional In The Garden
2. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #4-2021 – Anything Goes
3. Classic Design Challenge: #4 April Birthday Challenge – Anything Goes
4. Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenge: April Anything Goes
5. Let’s Craft and Create: #170 – Anything Goes + Add Flowers
6. The Outlawz Monday Greetings: Flower Power
7. The Outlawz Saturday Paper a la Mode Challenge: Spring or Easter
8. The Outlawz Sunday Songs and Rhymes Challenge: Spring’s Vivid Carnival

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, Graphic 45 Botanical Tea 6×6 paper pad, My Mind’s Eye Howdy Doodie 6×6 paper pad
Stamps: Beccy’s Place Tulips digital image, Prickley Pear Stamps Coffee Cup stamp set, Stampin’ Up Petite Pairs stamp set
Ink: Nuvo alcohol markers- 381, 379, 417, 413, 405, 403, 393, 391; Pentel Slicci Gold pen, Memento Tuxedo Black ink (pad and marker)
Dies/Punches: Sizzix Embroidery die set, Coffee Cup die set
Accessories: Bearly Art precision craft glue, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, MISTI stamp tool, Big Shot, Eyelet Outlet Green Enamel Dots

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will come over and join in all the fun at The Outlawz Challenges! I hope you’ll link up a project this fortnight – we’d love to see what you do with this color challenge! And be sure to check out all the fun images at Beccy’s Place! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig