Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Cards for Sad Thoughts

Good Morning! In November, once the foreworks and bonfires are over in the UK we usually turn our thoughts to Remembrance Day, the 11th day of the 11th month. I rather lik the fact that the whole of the country stops at the 11th hour for a two minute silence, even in the busy high school where I work. My husband  and sons also attend the Rembrance service in church on Rembrance Sunday, as members of the local counting group. All that said, I went with a sympathy card for the new challenge at The Male Room.

I love Lovely As A Tree, it's so it makes a muted sympathy card. First job was to cut the aperture. After stamping the image in grey, directly on the front of a card blank, I inked up another piece of white card with a selection of sunset colours, just blending and mixing pale pink, oranges and yellows. I cut a similar sized circle from this inked up card.

Using the stamp positioning tool, I lined up the circle underneath the acetate sheet in the correct position and stamped the tree image on top.

Then it was just a matter of popping the circle into place, which I did, through the cut aperture.

 I added a scored border and a generic With Sympathy sentiment. On the photograph below you can see how well the stamped images match up.

After a tip off from fellow DT member,Rocky, I will be entering this card in the challenge at House Of Cards, a new to me challenge blog where the theme for November is a stamped and cut window technique.

Sad, but uplifting was the idea behind this card. I have already had to use it, as a friend of mine lost their Mother in between me making this card and writing the post, it's always useful for me to have one or two of these cards ready to go as I rarely feel like crafting when I get sad news like this.

I made two, the second card using Wetlands and one of those glossy inked up and cling filmed backgrounds

The stamping of the sentiment was not really good enough to use this one as the DT ample but I'll keep it in my stash.


  1. I love your tree card Louise, it's perfect for a thoughtful card. This would be a great entry in the HOC challenge this month - stamped and cut window technique, hope to see you there.

  2. Louise, I'm so sorry that you had to use the card you made so quickly. But it is much easier to have some on hand. I think the die cut through to the image on the inside is super. And the Wetlands card is just so soothing. Lovely work. xx

  3. The window aperture works so well and a very creative idea. The card is beautiful and so perfect but how unfortunate to have to had used it quite so quickly x The wetlands card is thoughtful and peaceful and lets hope this one stays in your stash for quite a long time? x

  4. Sorry about the bad news...both both your cards are amazing!
    Thank you for joining us at House of Cards!
    The Leaf Studio

  5. Both of these are so lovely, Louise! I think they would definitely bring comfort--and I hope they did! Sending hugs and prayers to you and your friend. Thanks for joining us at House of Cards! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  6. A gorgeous card, thanks for playing along with us at HOC this month, Jo x

  7. Lovely card, love this technique of stamping and suit well the the cut out window challenge. Thanks for playing along with our challenge at House of Cards
    Ma (✿*‿*) HOC DT

  8. Beautiful and no doubt they'll bring comfort. It is always hard and heartfelt for us card makers to create these but you have created two very classy cards. Thank you so much for entering our November Challenge. I hope we see you again for the December challenge Karen P (DT House of Cards)


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Louise xx