Masculine Tree & Ferns Sympathy Card

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Tree & Ferns Sympathy Card | Tracy Marie Lewis |

Another loved one has passed away. It is so sad when this happens. I know it is a part of life, but it doesn't make it any easier. And this person wasn't even related to me, but I still felt sad. I needed three sympathy cards.

One card needed to be masculine. I showed hub a few options but he didn't like any of them. I made this from the "Rooted In Nature" bundle. I like to try to use my stash but am always happy to make something new when needed.

I used markers to color the stamps,  Tranquil Tide for the tree leaves and Soft Suede for the trunk and the sentiment. I distressed the cardstock edges using the dull side of the scissors to achieve a less torn look, it has more of a bent up, crumpled look. I've seen this on a couple of swaps and have been wanting to try it out. I like the look. It bulks up the card. Ah, and I used Whisper White thick cardstock for the tree and sentiment which also helped give the card a beefier look. I plan to use this technique more often!

I chose to embellish with a wrap of knotted twine with the edges frayed. 


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Very nice card.Love the twine added a nice touch.


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