Monday, May 17, 2010

With Sympathy

Hi there! I hope you had a great weekend! I have a couple of cards to share today.

Sympathy cards are not my favorite to make. I suppose it's because you're not making them for a cheerful occasion, like you would a birthday card. However, a dear friend of our family passed away last week, and we needed a couple of sympathy cards to send to her children. I didn't have any sympathy stamps, so I went with a verse from the Our Daily Bread Designs Scripture Collection 4. I thought that this verse, Matthew 44:28, was one of comfort, and hopefully it will bring comfort to the grieving family.

I kept the design simple and kept them basically the same. Everything on my cards (except the stamp) is from the March 2010 Key Ingredients by Taylored Expressions. I stamped the verse in Memento Rich Cocoa and cut it out with Classic Oval Nestabilities. I layered it on brown cardstock that was cut out with Scallop Oval Nestabilities. All of the papers are from the Crate Paper Brook collection. I just love these earthy colors. I added some Kaiser rhinestones and a bow to each card. On the first card, I stuck one of the leaf trinket pins through the knot in the bow.

I think these turned out nice, considering I didn't have any actual sympathy stamps.

Thanks for stopping by today! :)

Card Supplies:
Paper: Crate Paper Brook, Bazzill cardstock
Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs Scripture Collection 4
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories: leaf trinket pin (Maya Road), turquoise rhinestones (Kaiser)
Tools: Classic Oval Nestabilities, Scallop Oval Nestabilities, Martha Stewart Arch Lattice border punch



  1. GREAT cards! Love the colors!

  2. this card is gorgeous. found your blog on the TE blog hop. i love your blog!


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