Thursday, October 26, 2017

Sympathy and Halloween

Hi there,

Thanks so much for stopping by! Today I have two cards for you for very different occasions.

First a sympathy card because my stash has dwindled down. I like to keep them simple.

Stamps: Stampin' Up (leaf), Uniko (sentiment)

I smooshed a background with Distress Inks. Stamped the leaf and the sentiment, tied a piece of raffia around it, mounted the panel on a piece of dark brown card stock, and attached it to a card that has pieces of dried flowers in it (from Marco's paper).

The second card is for a more fun occasion that's coming up: Halloween.

Stamps: Hero Arts (tree trunks background), Inkadinkado (sentiment, spider)
Die: Impression Obsession (ghost)

I stamped the moon surface (unmounted, unknown stamp) in white on yellow copy paper, punched it out and glued it on the blue card stock. Then I stamped the tree background on top of it. I cut a slit in the blue card stock and slid the ghost in there. The glittery bats with the fun googly eyes are stickers I found at Michaels. The rest is pretty self explanatory. Let me know if you have any questions.

Entering the first card in the

Time Out Challenge #95 "Sympathy with and optional twist of distressing"

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Fusion Challenge 
I was inspired by the leaves

The Card Concept #80 "Autumn Love"

Be well,


TK said...

Two entirely terrific cards! I love the simple but gorgeous leaf outlined on the smooshing, and the perfect punch of color from the rafia. Second but not least, your eerie forest scene is just adorable with those cute little bats!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Your sympathy card is just perfect for the occasion Susanne, simple and in softer colours. The second card is adorable and fun! Great job! Have a great day! Luv & Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

cm said...

How beautiful and gentle your sympathy card, Susanne; heart-warming and touching. Your Halloween card: oh my! How fun is that creepy forest scene, teaming with wee ghosts and little bats! The googly 'em!

Käthe said...

Liebe Susanne … zwei Karten die unterschiedlicher nicht sein können und doch sind sie beide auf ihre Art so schön! Bei der ersten gefällt mir das Blatt mit dem Hintergrund unheimlich gut und bei der zweiten finde ich vor allem den Mond so klasse!!
Ganz lieben Gruß

Nora N. said...

That sympathy card is STUNNING!! I adore the smooshed background and that leaf is the perfect touch. Your Halloween card is so cute!! Those little bats you used are so FUN!!

Darnell said...

Swoonable smooching, Susanne! I have that leaf and love it. It's perfect for a sympathy card! And your Halloween card is bold and booooo-tiful!! Hugs, Darnell

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Das Blatt ist wunderschoen, aber die Halloween Karte gewinnt natuerlich (fuer mich jedenfalls). Diese glitzernden Fledermaeuse sind Klasse und der kleine Geist - koestlich!

Greta said...

What a beautiful sympathy card, Susanne--just perfect! The Halloween card is very cute & cleverly crafted--love it!

Loll said...

Your sympathy card is really beautiful. I love that leaf image. It looks amazing on your smooshed background. The raffia is a great finishing touch. Your Halloween card is bright and fun! :) xx

Christine Enckhusen said...

Liebe Susanne, Deine Beileidskarte ist wunderschön!!! Mit Halloween kann ich nicht ganz soviel anfangen, aber wie ich aus den Vor-Kommentaren lese, kommt die auch super gut an :)))
Liebe Grüße
P.S.: Vielen lieben Dank für Deine Kommentare bei mir :) Das Jahr 2017 ist bei uns leider geprägt mit viel Kummer und Krankheit, aber wir versuchen, zuversichtlich zu bleiben. Du weißt ja: Am Ende wird alles gut. Und wenn es nicht gut wird, dass ist es noch nicht das Ende (oder so ähnlich ;))

Lisa said...

I also love simple sympathy cards, you can never have enough of them in your stash, I seem to always give sympathy cards out to other family and friends for them to send them to loved ones.... Beautifully done! I love your blog, it's fun to stay around and get to know you!

Linda Callahan said...

Love your simple and elegant leaf card.....and that bright blue Halloween one too! Thanks for joining us at Fusion!

Vicki Finger said...

Beautiful cards and I love how your leafy one turned out. I think leaves always work for Sympathy Cards. Thank you so much for joining us at The Card Concept this time around.

papierelle said...

Dieses Blatt ist so wunderschön filigran, das hat eine tolle Wirkung!!
Wunderschöne Herbstkarte!!!
LG Gundi

Anita in France said...

What a fun, spooky halloween card, Susanne ... those googly eyes are a riot! What a gorgeous leaf against that wonderfully smooshy background ... serene and stylish and beautiful! So happy to have you playing along with us at Time Out! Hugs, Anita :)

Daen'Ys said...

Hou hou, j'ai peur! - Des couleurs pas habituelles pour Halloween mais c'est justement pour ça qu'elle me plaît beaucoup! carte de sympathie est très belle aussi!

Cathy said...

This is such a serene sympathy card Susanne, love the colours and that delicate leaf stamp. Fun halloween card too, love the little ghostie! Cathy x

Jill Vickers said...

What a beautiful sympathy card - I love the simple design combined with the raffia - absolutely perfect! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Jill

Lisa Kind said...

Lovely sympathy card. I love that you keep them simple. Thanks for playing our Time Out challenge.

Papercraft Boutique said...

Such a beautiful smooshed background for the sympathy card, Susanne! The delicate leaf stamp, the textured base card (with dried flowers), and the raffia all match the tone of the panel.
The Halloween card is so cute! I love the googly eyed bats! Hideko

Karen D. said...

Your sympathy card is lovely, great bkg and not overdone.
Love your fun, cute Halloween card, great colours and textures.
xx Karen

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