On Tuesdays we are making sympathy cards.
Sue shares this beautiful card.
Typically, my sympathy cards have been black, grey and white. For this card, I tried to add a bit of colour. I chose a patterned paper from the pack which is dark brown with some colour patterns. I used Stampin Up’s Thoughts and Prayers 2 of 2 for the tree silhouette and sentiment, both stamped with Stampin Up’s Early Espresso ink. I finished the card with three Recollections’ (Michaels) faux pearls. I think that the colours are subdued enough for a sympathy card – don’t you think? - Sue
I make the sentiment the focus on my card.
I chose my paper pack this week based on a couple of the other challenges. When it cam to making a sympathy card, I went through the pack several times before I could come up with something that I thought would work. The paper in all the packs is double-sided and I think that this is really the B side of the paper so to speak. (If you know what the A and B sides of a record are, then you are old like me, lol.) Anyway, since it was black and white, I thought it could work and since this sentiment from Unity Stamp Company (Beautiful Life, Blessed Memories) is large, the paper just becomes a background. I used a nesting die set to cut the sentiment and a mat. I added some red jewels by Eyelet Outlet to give it some color because the black and white seemed a little too bleak. - Denise