Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Heartfelt Sympathy HSS#184 & DD#100

Aren't these colours for Triple Treat Week at Dynamic Duos so soft and soothing? They would make a lovely birthday or new arrival card, but I have chosen to make another sympathy card. What is sad is that this 100th challenge is the very last challenge for the team at Dynamic Duos. While I haven't entered every week, I frequently use the suggested colour pairs as a reference point.

My other inspiration this week is this sketch for Hand Stamped Sentiments. This is such a sweet sketch, and I decided to use some leaves from the Peaceful Petals stamp set. Shelli's favourite Postage Stamp Punch teamed with a 1" Square Punch are a perfect pair. Eastern Elegance DSP has a lovely Smokey Slate paper for the background. A couple of the DD Design team also used this same paper and as we near the end of the catalogue, these papers will retire,and new exciting ones will replace them. I took the sentiment from Simply Sketched, a hostess stamp set. This stamp set will soon be retired also, as Hostess sets only exist for the life of a catalogue, whether it be a mini catalogue or the annual catalogue. It also has a leafy branch that I could have used instead of Peaceful Petals.

Wishing you a peaceful week
Remembering my dear mother, Judith 01.10.1926-30.04.2009


  1. These colours do lend themselves to a soothing sympathy card. LOVE that background paper, and the leafy stamp you used is a nice counterpoint. Thanks for joining in the Dynamic Duos final challenge!

  2. Very pretty and a soothing combo for a sympathy card. I love what you did with the petal stamps, and extra high fives for using up that DSP :D Can't wait to get some new papers! Thanks for playing at HSS! Erika

  3. Rachel, this is lovely! The patterned background really pairs beautifully with the stamped image. The postage stamp punch adds the perfect touch. Thank you so much for joining us at Dynamic Duos this week for our final challenge! :)

  4. Very pretty! I love the soft colors...perfect for a sympathy card. Thanks for playing along with us at HSS!

  5. What a soft and pretty card! I love your use of the sketch and the layered punches! Thanks for joining us at HSS!


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