Happy Friday! It has been a while since I shared a Fabulous Friday project and I appreciate your patience these last couple of weeks while I took some time to acclimate to my new full-time job and take a much needed vacation at the beach. This week Rachel asked us to create a Fabulous Friday project for the Sisters in Stamping blog using our favorite new bundle from the 2018-2019 Annual catalog and I decided to go with the Rooted in Nature bundle, which is fantastic! I needed a sympathy card to send to the family of a long-time friend and stamper who sadly passed away last week. This set is perfect for that type of card.
I used a very simply layout for my card and added a pop of red, which is a color I will always associate with Sandy. I'm not sure if it was her favorite color, but I am pretty sure she liked it a lot. The tree was colored with a soft suede and mossy meadow (returning former In Color) marker and then cut out with the Big Shot using a framelit from the Nature's Roots framelits set that coordinates with the Rooted in Nature stamp set. I also used the Hardwood background stamp to create the back panel of the card. I stamped it with soft suede ink on crumb cake card stock and then sponged with crumb cake in to make it appear more lifelike.
As you can see, Sandy had a big personality and always made Card Club lots of fun! Because she always loved to stamp both the envelope and the inside of her cards I did both in her honor. I hope her family knows how much we loved and will miss her!
Here is another view of my card. For even more ideas and inspiration using some of the new bundles from the 2018-2019 annual catalog, please be sure to hop over to the Sisters in Stamping blog to check out what the other designers created this week.
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