Krafty Chicks All Occasions Challenge

We are back this week with a new challenge at the Krafty Chicks. This week we want to see your All Occasion cards. Sympathy cards might not be exactly what is in mind, but it is an occasion and a card was certainly needed! In all my years of crafting, this might be my first masculine sympathy card. At least masculine was the theme I was going for, though I could not resist adding in a rugged sunflower!

My card is all about the texture. I prefer to keep my masculine cards on the simple side, making up for the simplicity with loads of texture. I started by die cutting a panel of kraft cardstock. I stamped a burlap image over the top and then embossed the panel with a weathered embossing folder. Toffee ink was then sponged onto the panel to give it an aged look. I gave the same sponging treatment to my focal point. Wheat images were stamped behind the sunflower. The sunflower was stamped and die cut with color added with Prismacolor pencils. The sunflower was popped up with foam tape for more dimension. A few strips of burlap twine add to the texture. My card is based on the sketch challenge at Global Design Project. Here is the original sketch design if you would like to play along-

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:

  • D1919 With Heartfelt Sympathy Stamp Set-Retired
  • Wheatfield Dreams Stamp Set-Taylored Expressions
  • Z1375 Kraft Paper
  • Z2829 Espresso Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
  • Z2828 Toffee Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
  • Weathered Embossing Folder-Taylored Expressions
  • Stitched Dies-MFT
  • Twine-Taylored Expressions
  • Prismacolor Pencils

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:

Thanks so much for stopping by!

2 thoughts on “Krafty Chicks All Occasions Challenge”

  1. What a perfectly stunning sympathy card, Allisa. I love that embossing folder. It adds so much wonderful texture and depth to your lovely card. You could certainly share this at Can You Handle the Pressure Challenge ( – I believe). Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful art with us at Word Art Wednesday. I also enjoy your art so much. I hope that you will also take part in the Blog Hop so that you’ll be eligible to WIN those amazing prizes being offered from our blogs. Have a blessed week and a WONDERFUL CHRISTmas.
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  2. Allisa: Thanks for linking to FarmQuest’s Anything Farm Country Goes theme! You’ve given this sympathy card burlap, jute rough texture look and color. The wheat and sunflower add to that Kansas/Great Plains rural country vibe. Sorry that you’ve had to make a sympathy card this week, yet it will provide comforting thought to the recipient. Thanks for taking time to share from your he-art (heart). –Becca/owner FQCB


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