Sympathy cards are sometimes difficult to create, many times because of the emotions evoked in doing so. When I heard this past weekend that the mother of one of my friends passed away, I wanted to create a special card for her letting her know that I care. When I sat down to create, I didn't have any colors or stamp sets in mind, but I did know that I wanted to use my Circle Cutter Plus and had a particular layout in mind. So, here is my creation and I really love it!
Believe it or not, my first selection was the Delicate Dots Designer Series Paper that is in the Sale-A-Bration Catalog. I wanted a color to coordinate with Bashful Blue and didn't want to use Basic Black (it was too harsh), so I tried Basic Grey! That was it! I then cut my circles and remembered that I had the Flower Fancy stamp set and hoped it would fit in the circle - hey, it did!!!! The words are from the Always in My Thoughts stamp set -- I needed something to flow with the circle in the focal point of the card and they fit perfectly in the 1-1/4" circle. I'm not sure if you can see it, but the sheet of Bashful Blue cardstock is textured using the Dots Textured Background!
This is the inside of the card and I used the God's Blessing stamp set, along with the Flower Fancy stamp set again. Also, I used Shimmery White cardstock which really is gorgeous on this card.
I am very pleased with the end result of this card and hope that it brings comfort to my friend in this time of loss.
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