Friday, January 12, 2018

With Deepest Sympathy

Hello crafting friends.   Today I would like to share a sympathy card I made for a friend who recently lost her brother.  These are without a doubt the hardest cards for me to make. 

These are the dies I used to put this card together.

I began with a 5.5" x 5.5" square card and centered the Paris border on it. I normally use the grid on my craft mat to help me centre my card and then the dies on my card.

Now it's time to cut the other pieces. I used all five layers to make the flower and cut a few flourishes for the leaves. I always tend to keep Sympathy cards on the plain and simple side and this one was no different.
Once the front of the card was made, I worked a little on the inside. I cut a mat of the same paper as the flower and adhered it to the card. To finish it off, I stamped the greeting with Memento Tuxedo Black ink

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  1. What a brilliant job you have made of this sympathy card Lena, I am sure your friend will appreciate your hard work xx

  2. What a beautiful card, Lena!! Have a great day.

  3. I am so sorry you needed a sympathy card, Lena. They are by far the hardest to make. You did an amazing job with it!! I love the design and the flower looks amazing!! Have a great evening!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. Stunning card for the hardest of occasions xoxo

  5. A delightful card that will bring comfort to your friend.
    I find sympathy cards a challenge too. Thank You for the inspiration, I should try making some while I don't need any, so that the creating will be less stressful and I can have one or two on hand for when I do.

  6. I like how you cut this card, where the inside is also part of the front. I prefer to have some condolence cards ready made as I find them really hard to make as last minute cards.

  7. Hi Lena
    Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my blog. You are so sweet. Seeing your name pop up always makes my day! So sorry about your friend losing her brother. This card is truly beautiful in it's elegance and 'simplicity'. What a wonderful design! Wishing you a happy Sunday!


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