Had club on Sunday-it's always one of my favorite days of the month! Even if I was up too late the night before and figured out the projects Sunday morning! I work best "under pressure" and I was pleased with how they all came out! My hostess had asked for Sympathy, so this is the first card we did. I was going for a masculine feel, and I think I got that. But it would also work for a variety of other occasions, and in many other colors!
Card base is Dusty Durango, background layer is Soft Suede textured. I really only used the textured because I didn't have any regular (or not that I could find anyway!!). But I like the look it gives and how simple. If I hadn't used textured I probably would have looked to a background stamp of some sort! The Top Note is cut from Naturals Ivory cardstock. Stamp set is Thoughts & Prayers. I first inked the tree image with Creamy Caramel ink. I then thumped the leaves with Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango & Soft Suede. Verse is stamped with Dusty Durango & the edges are sponged with it as well. Vintage brads are added at the points for the final accent.