Today, I wanted to spend a few minutes talking about making the cards that no one likes to make. Sympathy cards are never easy to create, but they mean so much to our loved ones who are experiencing a loss. Recently, one of my friends lost her father, and I set about making a card to let her know that she and her family were in our thoughts and prayers.
When creating sympathy cards, I tend to keep my designs simple and clean, but it's important that your design be a reflection of you and the recipient. I started with a white card base and stamped the woodgrain image from Grunge 1 in the center. Next I trimmed a panel of white cardstock just smaller than the card base and embossed it with a embossing folder (Lifestyle Crafts) and die cut a deckled rectangle (Spellbinders) from the center so the woodgrain pattern would show through. I adhered the embossed panel to the card based with foam tape.
I stamped one of the butterfly images from Healing Wings onto some coral patterned paper from My Mind's Eye. I fussy cut the stamped images and adhered the layers together in the center, folding the wings to create some dimension. A few small pearls act a subtle accents.
I stamped the sentiment, along from Healing Wings on a piece of white cardstock and trimmed it into a banner and adhered to the card. The inside of the card is ready for you to express your thoughts and condolences.
When making sympathy cards, my best advice is to keep it simple and keep with just a few colors and embellishments. Your loved one with appreciate that you took the time to create something tangible that communicates just how much you care.
Thank you so much for stopping by today.