Manchester Tree

Good morning!
I hope you had a great weekend! We spend Saturday morning at the State Fair which truthfully, is something I'd prefer to do once every 5 years or so, but it was a family thing courtesy of Rich's work, so we went.
The good news is we avoided all the fried food and managed to get out of there without spending a fortune on anything "on a stick". Yay us!

Today I have a sympathy card to share with you. It's a fairly simple layout but there are enough layers to make it interesting. It's also got more of a masculine feel to it if you're looking for ideas there. That little bonus is largely due to the Manchester DSP I used.
The card base is a half sheet of Sahara Sand. I cut  a quarter sheet trimmed to fit the card from Manchester DSP and punched an Always Artichoke 1-1/8 inch circle, stamped the "so sorry" sentiment with Chocolate Chip on Baronial Ivory and punched that out with a 1 inch circle punch. The circles are layered together and adhered midway up the card along the right edge and a strip of striped DSP was adhered over the top. Finally, I added a little taupe ric-rac across the middle and tucked the ends to the back before adhering the whole piece to the card face.
The tree is from Lovely as a Tree and is stamped with Basic Brown on Neenah Baronial Ivory. I used a water pen and my Always Artichoke ink to color in the tree and then layered it on Sahara Sand and Always Artichoke. A few dimensionals pop it up off the card and help it to clear the ric-rac.

Thanks for stopping in! Enjoy your day!

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