Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Sympathy Card

The cards most challenging for me are cards for boys and men and sympathy cards.  I don't know why cards for boys and men are so tough...I get why sympathy cards are difficult.  There is a fine line between tasteful and over done, I think.
I made this card last night for someone who recently lost her mother and it came together pretty quickly.  I had seen new Cuttlebug embossing folders at Joann's that had a border strip with them.  I bought a couple and was wanting to use one so decided on this chevron which is called "Charles".  I don't know if chevrons translate to sympathy cards well but I liked the way this ended up.
 I used Papertrey ink paper, ink, and the die and stamp are from Mat Stack 3.  The sentiment is a Hero Arts sentiment which fit perfectly in the little space!  The butterfly is an EK Success punch.
 Not a great photo below but I was hoping  you could see the embossing.  I love this combo of the larger embossing folder and the smaller design on the strip.
And that's it for today.....
Happy Crafting!

I entered this in the following challenge:
Simon Says Stamp and Show: Challenge: Your Favorite (my favorites are dies with coordinating stamps)


  1. This is a beautiful sympathy card. I really like the embossing with the label stamp & butterfly.

  2. Beautiful card, the classy colour palette is perfect. Love the embossing which adds wonderful texture to your card. The central panel is a lovely shape and showcases the butterfly beautifully. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

  3. Love your card! I have to buy this Cuttlebug embossing folder :-)

  4. A wonderful colour and a great design - a very lovely card indeed... the blue is perfect. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Sarah.

  5. Wow Susan, Great color choice and the chevrons look awesome. The font looks fantastic and goes together real nice with the rest of the design. Hugs!


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