Simple Sympathy

Finding the words to say I am sorry for your loss is not something easy to do.. In fact there are so many cards out there at those big box stores that try and figure out the right words and a lot of time they just don’t say the right things. I needed a sympathy card for one of my coworkers and I really struggled to come up with something. I decided that it just needed to be really simple and this is what I cam up with. I love that the flower takes up so much of the card and the gold emboss gives it that little bit of extra something without being over powering. The floral boutique paper is just so elegant and an amazing designer series paper that really should be part of your collection. Make sure to use this month’s hostess code for any of your purchases.

 

I hope this post brought you some inspiration and that you take the time to hand make a card for someone that is going through a rough patch. Who do you know that could use an uplifting card like this? Cards don’t have to be complicated to really show that they came from the heart.

I hope that this card gives you inspiration! Also remember that we are having a purchase 3 DSP you get the 4th for FREE!! I just received mine in the mail and I am super excited. Nothing like getting a fresh pack of card-stock

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Christina

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A little Sympathy

Hello,

It is always so difficult to find the right words to say or worse find a card that says what you want to say to a friend that has lost a loved ones. This happened to me a few days ago when a friend of mine shared that her aunt had passed. I was trying to think of what I could use to create a card and it hit me! So I used our limited edition Thoughtful branches and I think it came out perfect. This was a really simple card but that was what I was going for.

Make sure if you like this stamp set to get it before the end of August because after that it will be gone!

Tips and Tricks: 

Tree Top: I used the new Emerald Envy (available for purchase Sept 1) glittery emboss powder. Now if you know me I love emboss powder and glitter so this truly brings my loves together. It gave this card a beautiful added dimension that is not truly captured on the picture.

Keep it Simple: This card is really simple. I used 2 colors of card stocks to add my layers, 1 stamp set, and 3 ink colors.

Paper Choices: Mint Macaroon is my base card color and then I used Very Vanilla to put my tree and stamped images on. I like that Very Vanilla doesn’t have the brightness to it like Whisper white which was what I was looking for.

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Thoughtful Branches: Make sure to get your stamp set today before they run out!

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Thanks for stopping by!

Christina

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