Sympathy cards are often the hardest cards to make for two reasons – (1) we are often filled with emotion and loss when making these cards in the moment and (2) it’s always difficult to find the right words to offer our condolences to those who’ve lost someone. Two suggestions for making this easier – make your cards early (have a stash of gorgeous sympathy cards on hand at all times) and rely on Stampin’ Up! for the words you want to say. Here’s a sympathy card I made for this week’s FabFriday sketch challenge:
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- Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper. The foundation of this card is the gorgeous panel of Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper that gives a gorgeous texture and color to my card. There are so many gorgeous papers in this pack, but this is my favorite. It pulls in the right balance of pinks and greens – and that makes it easy to coordinate with Stampin’ Up! colors. These pages are perfect for sympathy, wedding or thank you cards. Here’s a look at the colors and patterns in the Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper: In the online store, you can see a closer look at each of the pages in the pack. Here’s a closer look at the front and back of the page I used in my card – I used the floral piece as the focal panel on my card and the bokeh piece on the opposite side for the outside frame and sentiment on my card: Do you ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes to create some of the gorgeous papers Stampin’ Up! offers? Here’s a fun video that gives you such a look:
- Stamp Right on the Designer Series Paper. We don’t always think of it as an option, but I chose to stamp right on the Designer Series Paper for this card. Whisper White was too bright, so this Petal Pink bokeh design offered a lighter look. I layered a piece of cardstock behind the cropped sentiment (that was stamped with Mossy Meadow and punched with the Pretty Label punch) to add sturdiness to the popped up sentiment.
- Color Combination. I pulled the pink and green colors for this card right from the Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper. The softness of Petal Pink looks so great with the deepness and richness of Mossy Meadow. I love it! I added a Crumb Cake base and the touch of Crumb Cake ribbon for an additional, compliment to the others. If you like this combination of Petal Pink, Crumb Cake and Mossy Meadow, please save this:
Stamp Sets: Flourishing Phrases Papers: Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper, Crumb Cake, Mossy Meadow Inks: Mossy Meadow Accessories: Pretty Label punch, 3/8″ Classic Weave Ribbon (Crumb Cake), Stampin’ Dimensionals
I hope you’ll pop over to the Fab Friday site to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.
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