Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Sympathy

Our Stephen Ministry group signed sympathy cards for the family of our dear friend Karen at last night's meeting. This is what I made for the group.



The basic design didn't come easily, although it is extremely simple and easy to duplicate. Sometimes, the simplest designs take forever to "discover"--and then you slap your forehead and exclaim, "Why was that so hard!?!?"




The silver pen outline of the raised panel really makes these pretty.


This sentiment, from Papertrey's Tucked In: Sympathy set, goes perfectly with the exterior sentiment from Beautiful Butterflies, doesn't it? Love that.


I'm trying to stamp the backs of my cards now and will initial under this pretty stamp from Papertrey's Birds of a Feather.

I hope you are all enjoying preparations for the holidays. The shopping side of things has me more excited this year than in previous years. I've become a very bad shopper over the years (this Scrooge gave mostly gift cards last year), but by letting go of a lot of uptight tendencies and habits of thought, and focusing on looking for cool gifts for people I love, it's a lot more fun. Christmas cards are coming along as well.

To my Jewish readers, Happy Hanukkah!

Blessings of the season to all.

Supplies
stamps: Papertrey
ink: various
paper: Papertrey white
accessories: craft foam, glue, silver metallic marker


17 comments:

  1. Thank you, wonderful Susan, for your Hanukkah greetings and for sharing your brilliant design tips with all your card-making followers. May you have a joyous and meaningful Christmas and a New Year filled with all good things for you and your family.

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    1. Thanks so much! May your New Year be wonderful as well!

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  2. So pretty! I've heard it said that simple designs are more difficult, even though (or maybe because) there's less stuff, and everything matters.

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    1. Yep. Absolutely. Happy Hanukkah, Leslie!

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  3. Susan this is a beautiful card...........tfs. I hope you don't mind if I case - sympathy cards are so hard to make as you don't want to be too "cheery" with the images or too depressing.
    Happy Holidays to you!

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    1. CASE away! They are hard to make, and when we find a design that works for us, we should use it.

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  4. Lovely sympathy cards, inside and out.

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  5. Glad to "hear" from you. Wishing you and your family all the best of this season and for next year too.

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    1. All the best of the season to you, too, Jeanne.

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  6. I bought this stamp set because of all the beautiful cards you have made with it and because of this sentiment. I have missed seeing your posts and have been keeping you in my prayers. Even though we've never met, we love the same God and I know He will give you peace and comfort during this time.

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  7. Beautiful, I love that set for sympathy cards.

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  8. Lovely cards. Thanks for showing the color variations.

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