Tuesday, October 30, 2012

A Challenge Combo!

Good afternoon!  I finally got my butt in the craft room for a bit.  I decided to tackle two challenges today!  The Play Date Cafe and CAS-ual Fridays.  These challenges were just perfect together.  I got to use some kraft for CAS-ual Fridays:


Plus, this amazing color combo for Play Date Cafe's challenge:

Then to top it all off, I found this awesome inspiration on Pinterest:


I just loved it and it made me think of the cloud impression plate from Clear & Simple Stamps.  So, I did my embossing and then filled in a couple of the clouds with the coordinating shapes from the die set.  I finished it off with a tag stamp from Avery Elle and while I hate making sympathy cards, I'm happy with how this turned out.  I hope you like it! 

Stamps:  To The Point (Avery Elle), Framed Out #4 (PTI)
Inks:  Onyx, French Roast (Amuse Studio)
Dies & Cuts:  Clouds (Clear & Simple)
Paper:  Kraft (Clear & Simple)), Gold (PTI), This & That Graceful And Charming (Echo Park)
Misc:  Foam Tape (Scotch), Raindrops


  1. Wow, how gorgeous and clean and simple. I love the raindrops, they convey the tone of the sympathy card perfectly. Thanks for playing along with us at The Play Date cafe!

  2. Thoss raindrops are so cool and I love that your clouds are patterned. Gorgeous. Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  3. Awesome take on the inspiration picture and I love how you combined the other two challenges! Gorgeous!

  4. Really lovely Chrissy! I totally agree that sympathy cards can be the hardest to do especially in such a clean and contemporary way.

  5. LOVE this...awesome combo of inspirations! Now are those 'real' raindrops? Well, you know what I mean....I need some of those...can you tell me who makes them?

    1. Hi, Amy! I got them in two different colors at Joanns and, luckily, I found a brand new pack! They are from Cloud9 Design and called Teardrop Rain Dots. Hope that helps. :)

  6. This design is so perfect for a sympathy card.. the muted colors, the cloud motif.. just love it. Clean, simple, and beautiful! Glad you could join us for this week's Play Date Cafe Challenge!

  7. This is awesome!! I love the embossed clouds, with the two popped in paper!!

  8. OH so cute! I love the patterned paper clouds! :)


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