A Rustic and Simply Stated Sympathy Card

Sympathy cards are hard for me to make.  It’s always hard to make a card for someone who is dealing with so much sadness.  For that reason, I try to keep sympathy cards simple, both in their design and message.

This card features the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper and Flourish Thinlits.  The sentiment is from the  Better Together stamp set, and is framed with a die from the Petals & More Thinlits set.  It is embellished with Linen Thread and Pearl Basic Jewels.  The pearls were colored with the Ivory Stampin’ Blends Marker to match the Very Vanilla cardstock used throughout the card.

It’s hard to tell from the pictures, but the sentiment is stamped in Fresh Fig ink.  I did this in order to give this card just the slightest hint of color.  The rest of the card is very muted and simple, and I wanted to break it up a bit, but not in a way that was too bold or glaring.  I really love how the Fresh Fig looks against the neutral colors in this card!

I’m very happy with how this card came out, even though it was made for such a sad occasion!

Thanks for stopping by! Please contact me with questions!

Nicolle

 

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