Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Sympathy is always the hardest... to make.

My boss' best friend just lost her mom and I was asked to make a card for her to send.

I don't make many sympathy cards, for some reason they are always the hardest for me to make. It is such a difficult time and you want your card to be perfect for that someone.

My sister gave me a few cards to go off from and I liked them both, but as soon as I started making this card, it ended up making itself and came out very lovely, in my opinion :)

I knew I did not want to use black and I did not want to use bright bright colors. I started with PapreTrey's Smokey Shadow for the card base (it looks black in the picture, sorry) and white. I wanted an accent color so I thought I try Lemon Tart. It is so pretty. My husband really liked how it came out :)

The stamp set is PaperTrey, With Sympathy. I stamped the vine stamp in the smokey shadow and added lemon tart flowers. The sentiment is also stamped in smokey shadow. I used the Martha Stewart butterfly punch to add a little dimension also I wrapped Lemon Tart satin ribbon and attached a clear button around it. For just a little sparkle, I added Stickles to the center of the flowers and on the edges of the butterfly.

I hope you like this card and hope everyone is having a good week so far!!!


  1. This is absolutely lovely. Great job!!! I hate making sympathy cards that is why they are hard for me. I am sure the recipient will appreciate it.

  2. Great looking card!! Love the colors you chose. These cards are always the most difficult to make.


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