3.01.2012

It's Okay to Use Fun Products on Sympathy Cards. I promise.

It's not fun to have to make a Sympathy card, but when I create them I do try to make them very nice. It's funny...sometimes I think I shy away from products that have a 'fun' feel to them just because I'm making a sympathy card. For this one, I decided to use a fun product, but just make it fit for the subject of the card. I LOVE this cloud and raindrop stencil from Retro Cafe Art!

With Sympathy


I kept the design simple (I know..you are shocked! HA!) by inking the stencil on a white panel. I used a couple different distress inks and I love how pretty the color turned out! I then simply added the sentiment(Skipping Stones) in black over the inked cloud to finish the card. SUPER simple, but I think it conveys the perfect calmness that I was going for.

With Sympathy (detail)


AND...that's not all, folks! I also have a fun tutorial up over on the Skipping Stones Design Blog today! Come on over and check it out! I'd love to read your comments over there! Here is a peek:

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Have a super fabulous day! We got covered in snow last night and it's STILL coming down! Craziness!!!!

Jingle Out!

20 comments:

  1. love your sympathy card!!! i have a hard time with those! great inspiration!

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  2. I need to make some sympathy cards since my stash is running low - this is a gorgeous idea :) Off to see the tutorial - hope the snow stops soon (unless you want more, in which case, snow on! lol)

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  3. Another wonderful card! I'm slightly jealous of your snow, since we've barely had any all year, but I've got such spring fever with these warmer days that I wouldn't want any now! LOL Heading to the Skipping Stones blog now ...

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  4. I'm like you~hard card to make but you achieved it ~ very sweet!!!!

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  5. What a great idea for a sympathy card!!! I love it!

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  6. What a great idea for a sympathy card!!! I love it!

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  7. I think the card conveys the sense of peace and calm, perfect for a sympathy card. Great job!

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  8. Beautiful card... that cloud and raindrop stencil is perfect for a sympathy card... and so pretty in the blue distress inks... love it!!

    Hugs
    Jenny x

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  9. beautiful sympathy card, the stamps work so perfectly! fabulous sneak peek too!
    Debxx

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  10. This is a beautiful card, the rain reminds me of teardrops!
    Love Penny Scrap-aholic@blogspot.com

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  11. Ah, I love the sympathy card. The image is perfect - turned out great!

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  12. Wonderful idea! Makes me rethink sympathy cards.

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  13. this is a wonderful sympathy card!!

    oh and i saw your tut and enjoyed it :)

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  14. Off to check out the other site and see your tutorial!

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  15. Sympathy cards are always hard.
    Your card is so calming. I really do think this is a lovely sympathy card.

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