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Thursday, May 8, 2014

Saying Good Bye - Sympathy Cards

It's been a sad time for me over the past few weeks as I've lost another two friends and an aunt to cancer, heart disease and old age.  I'm glad to have had these wonderful people in my life and to have shared in their journey.  I'm so sad for their loss and my heart goes out to their families. 

These occasions always necessitate making sympathy cards, which I find as difficult to make as masculine cards.  One is never sure what level of comfort a card will bring. 

For my cards, I try to keep the design and messaging simple, yet comforting.  I want the family to know they are in my thoughts and to have enough space on the interior of the card to share a memory or two.  

Here is the latest sympathy card's I've made:

Stamp Set:
The Two Kind item #130447 (Wood Mount) or #130450 (Clear Mount) is a very reasonably priced stamp set featuring 7 stamps including two lovely sentiments.  This is what's called a two-step stamp set.  The fist image is stamped in a light colour and then the second bolder image in stamped in a darker colour.
I love the sentiments in the Wetlands stamp set and use them often.  For this card I used the "Thinking of You" rather than a sympathy sentiment, to express my feelings. 

  • Perfect Plum for card base 8 1/2 x 5 12"
  • Whisper White - 5 1/4 x 4 for first layer
  • Pear Pizzazz - 5 x 3 3/4" for second layer
  • Whisper White - 4 3/4" x 3" for stamped layer and 5 x 3 3/4" for inside layer.
  • Perfect Plum
  • Blackberry Bliss (NEW 2014/15 InColour)
  • Pear Pizzazz 
Accessories:Decorative Dots Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Gold cord (enough to wrap around Pear Pizzazz card stock 3 times and knot), adhesive and trimmer.

The Pear Pizzazz layer is embossed with the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder (Sale-a-bration cattie).  I used enough gold cord (retired SU product) to wrap the green layer three times and tie a knot. 


Carolyn Rakowski said...

Hi Penny just popped by to say hi so sorry life is a little painful at the moment. Will be thinking of you.

Penny Hanuszak said...

Carolyn that was so sweet of you to pop by and to comment on my card. Your thoughts are much appreciated.

paper bag create said...

Beautiful cards and love the wrapped cord.. Hugs your way.

Penny Hanuszak said...

Thanks Sheri! I'm so glad you got to make these cards with me. I loved the addition of the butterflies on yours. Awesome!