Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Embossed Trees

I am working on a batch of cards for the Hospice team that so kindly and generously cared for Glen's father (and the whole family) at the end of his life.  They send handmade cards to the families they have supported on the birthday of the deceased and the anniversary of their passing.  It is a very sweet way that they continue to support the families.  I am so happy to have the opportunity to give back to the Hospice team as well as support other families going through a challenging time.  I wanted to make a masculine card and the color challenge at Can You Case It? seemed like a perfect fit.

As I considered the elements I wanted to include on the card, I remembered a newly acquired Cuttlebug embossing folder (Forest).  I knew I wanted to make that the star of the show and I wanted to keep a lot of white space.  I thought of using a pale green color but quickly decided to go with my favorite green, Mossy Meadow.  I paired it with Baked Brown Sugar as I love the warm caramel color with the rich green.  I pulled together all of the elements and studied the card.  I so wanted to do something to all of that white space - move the sentiment to the bottom right, embossed it, sponge it, splatter it, just do something.  I resisted but it may continue to haunt me :). Actually this is just what I set out to do and it's growing on me.



Happy Stamping,
Dana

12 comments:

  1. Hi Dana! I am so sorry for your loss! How nice and thoughtful of you to create a card for the Hospice Team. I love these embossed trees. Thank you for playing with us at Can You Case It! Dawn

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    1. Thank you so much Dawn for your condolences. I fell in love with these trees as soon as I saw them.

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  2. Love you clean and simple card! What a great idea to use the embossed trees in the background and as an embellishment! Thanks for playing along at Can You Case It!

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    1. Thank you Marisa! I had fun with these trees and the color challenge!

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  3. WOW! Your card is fabulous and perfect in every way! Taking the time to say thank you with your awesome, handmade creations will warm their hearts!

    The 'forest' embossing folder is new to me....and I love it - especially when you added the single Baked Brown Sugar tree. These colors are perfect for this card! It is my #1 favorite Dana card!

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    1. Thank you Geri! You always make my day!

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  4. Dana, this is a wonderful card, and I love the embossed feature! Thanks for joining CYCI :) Eva

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    1. Thank you for your sweet comment Eva! It was a fun challenge to play along with.

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    2. Dana, I hope you will continue to join us. :)

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    3. Thanks for the invite Eva! I look forward to more CYCI challenges!

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  5. Love, love your card!! It clean and simple!! Thanks for joining us at CYCI!

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    1. Thank you so much Laura! So glad the card reads CAS! It took all my restraint to not add more :)

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