I've made several Christmas cards lately, so how about a break from them for a sympathy card. I don't need to use it right now, thank goodness, but it's always good to have some on hand.
The tree is from a Stampin' Up! set. I used my MISTI to stamp it. (Love the MISTI. I got it Memorial Day weekend, but I guess I've never mentioned it on my blog.) I used the MISTI because I first stamped it in Old Olive green ink. Then I colored the trunks with brown and stamped it again. Then I tried a technique on it which didn't work so well, but it still looks nice. I tried "swirling" a darker green on the leafy areas. It works well for more solid images, but I thought I'd give it a try on this tree. I'll have to try again with a different stamp. I stamped the sentiment (from Hero Arts) with the same brown marker. I also matted the panel with brown cardstock.
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