Note: I've already started on a follow-up post about the ink issues discussed HERE. There may be several solutions, folks! Thanks to those who have weighed in on the problem.
As we've discussed before, making sympathy cards before they are needed is preferable to trying to whip one up at the last minute. So I made this card after seeing this pin.
I really like how the white space surrounds the sentiment, with the black border (which mimics mourning cards from Victorian times, which were always edged in black). The sentiment becomes a very strong focal point in that broad strip of white. The black-and-white color scheme reflects how colorless grief can feel. And butterflies...transformation and new life.
Y'all know that I prefer a minimalist style, and while I love this card, all those butterflies started to make me feel twitchy.
So I made this card, which will, no doubt, make some of you twitchy.
I can easily imagine people to whom I would send one or the other. The unique vibe of each makes them both useful to have in my stash.
Which of the two would you personally prefer to receive? I ask in the interests of market research. Karen's Card Shop (the one at my church) had a request for sympathy cards, and I'm wondering which sort the majority of people might prefer, the abundant butterflies or the single one, or something between.
stamps: Gina K Elegant Florals (sentiment), Hero Arts Antique Engravings
ink: Hero Arts intense black
accessories: black Sharpie