Thursday, November 13, 2014

Lovely as a Tree Sympathy

I needed to make a sympathy card for someone special and remembered seeing something similar to this when I was looking around in the last few weeks.  I just remember loving the idea of using the spotlighting technique. 

Looks pretty good and so simple to make!
I have to admit, I did cheat a little on the squares.  I ended up using my retired 1 1/4" Square Punch, but it would be very easy to do the same idea with your Paper Trimmer (126889) or even the Squares Collection Framelits (130921).

Start with Chocolate Chip card stock cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and score at 4 1/4".  Next layer is Crumb Cake card stock 5 1/4" x 4".  Stamp the tree collection from Lovely as a Tree (w-128655 / c-127793) onto the Crumb Cake and then ink it up and stamp again onto Very Vanilla. 
Punch / Cut / Die Cut the squares and gently sponge them with Chocolate Chip Ink and place them on top of the Crumb Cake layer matching them up carefully.  ** TIP ALERT** Using the liquid Tombo glue (110755) here is the best adhesive choice because it gives you a little bit of "slip" to slide the card stock around if it's not exactly where you want it to be.
Stamp your sentiment - it could be anything really, Birthday, Father's Day, Sympathy... it's always up to you and add a piece of Baker's Twine.  I used Thoughts and Prayers (w-128751 / c-127805) for this card. 

Pop up the Crumb Cake cardstock with Stampin' Dimensionals (104430) and attach to the Chocolate Chip.

Inside place another piece of Crumb Cake (5 1/4" x 4") and stamp your inside sentiment.

Thank you for looking in today.  Tomorrow - something more cheerful!

Happy Thursday!

~ Donna

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