Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Memories Bring Comfort


I simply can't see to keep sympathy or thinking of you cards in my stash these days.  So, when I saw the current Virginia's View challenge I had an idea.  I only have a couple of stencils so I pulled out my PTI cover plate.  I always think trees are pretty for sympathy cards as they represent life to me versus a bouqet of flowers that will eventually die.  I used the die to ink up the tree with a few different distress inks. The colors are a bit softer in real life but I'm pleased with the end result.  How about you?  Do you own a lot of stencils?  What types of patterns are your favorite?


19 comments:

  1. Perfect sympathy card, Lynn! I love this tree. :-) I own zero stencils. When I need to stencil, I use my dies or punches to make a stencil.

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  2. Oops, I own about 300 stencils... But that is just because I started stamping and stencelling at the same time and never stopped to combine them...
    This treestencil is a beautiful one, aswell as your coulors/card! Hugs, Gerrina

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  3. I like your thinking on trees instead of flowers and your colours are perfect. I don't own one stencil!

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  4. Lovely sympathy card Lynn, very peaceful!

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  5. beautiful card Lynn - i have made several dies from PTI coverplates - they work so well for that - now i wish i had that tree.

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  6. Absolutely gorgeous, Lynn! Just perfect!

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  7. Love how you turned a cover plate into a stencil!

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  8. Brilliant idea to use the cover plate as your stencil, Lynn! This is so pretty!

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  9. It turned out beautifully Lynn. I only have two stencils. Still quite new at using them, but am having fun experimenting!

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  10. I love the tree image for sympathy cards too :) What a soft look you've created :) I only own one of the new stencils...polka dots. I just don't like to take the time to play around with techniques! LOL I think using the coverplates is a great option! ox

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  11. Genius idea to use the die cover plate as a stencil, Lynn! It really is cool and perfect for a Sympathy card! I own about 6 stencils....they have been a acquired in the last 2 months! ( I guess it's a new thing /fad for me?) So glad that you join the fun over Virginia's View Challenge! Happy to see your entry!

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  12. I like your view on the using a tree. LOVELY card~

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  13. Wonderful tree and a beautiful sympathy card. No stencils here, at least so far LOL!

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  14. Gorgeous sponging, Lynn! Love how you used the plate as a stencil!

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  15. Seriously love this card! I do not own a stencil and never thought to use my dies to make one. This is one of my favorite dies... Going to have to give it a try :)

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  16. what a great idea!!! I should pull this set out.

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  17. A very lovely card, perfect sentiment.

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  18. Great point about featuring a tree instead of flowers. I've never really thought about that, but yes, you're right. A tree is much more optimistic. Awesome inking with your stencil!

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  19. LOVE the tree with that sentiment for a sympathy card! Just Beautiful!

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