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Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Let's Craft and Create Challenge #188: Anything Goes or Colors of Fall (Use any or all of these colors - red, yellow, orange, brown)...


The beautiful month of October has arrived and it's time for another challenge at Let's Craft and Create. You can choose to enter any sort of card under the "Anything Goes" option, or you can create something using the fall colors of red, yellow, orange and/or brown.

I have chosen to use shades of brown to make a sympathy card. I believe that muted colors are perfect for sympathy cards, and I really liked how the browns and beiges looked on this one.

I started with some heavy, patterned cardstock to make my card base. I added the "With Deepest Sumpathy" die-cut that had been backed with one of the lighter shades found on the card base.

I die-cut a flower, but kept all the interior cutouts in place by adding some tape to the back of it.

I also added a little shading to the petals and backed the center with a very dark brown piece of CS.

The sprig of die-cut leaves in off-white added some nice contrast.

The inside was stamped with an appropriate sentiment.

I prefer making sympathy cards before I need them. It's so much easier to choose such a card from my stash, rather than making it at the last minute.

Now it's your turn. For some special inspiration, visit Let's Craft and Create to see what the Design Team has come up with. Even I am excited to see what my talented teammates come up with each month.

And don't forget--there is a prize you could win!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.



Lynette said...

A great card, for sure, Cheryl. Great sentiment, too. I also prefer to have some sympathy cards on hand - much too difficult to make them when you actually need them.

Patti J said...

What a pretty, comforting card, Cheryl! This is the toughest theme for me to create for, but you nailed this one! Great job!

Glittered Paws said...

Beautiful - love the sympathy word die. Great idea using to tape to hold the die inserts (on flower) . Will have to try that.

designbydonna said...

That flower is gorgeous and I really like the word die cut. The rounding of the corner adds some softness. I don't think about that but need to do it more. I'm with you on making up a stash of sympathy cards so there is always one on hand when needed.

Lynne in NI said...

Lovely card Cheryl, that was a good idea to use different coloured cardstock for your dies, the white accents it perfectly. I always like to have a few sympathy cards in my stash too - they're too hard to make when you need one.