Wednesday, April 6, 2011

With Much Sympathy

Unfortunately I have had to rearrange a few posts for this week. One of my dearest friends lost her mother last week. I made this sympathy card for her. I wish I could reach out and hug her and let her know how much I wish could make it all better for her.
I used Botanicals for this card.I cut the card base and the matching layer from DCWV La Creme Stack. They were cut at 4.75 inches (real size off). I also cut a standard A2 for the base of the card.
Then I trimmed the back side off the black card base.  I embossed it with Cuttlebug folder "Creative Escape Damask Logo"
I then took Terrifically Tacky Tape and lined the top edge of the card.  Then I hand pleated the lace across the top.  I stamped a sentiment from Pink By Design Stamps "Sympathy Set".  The sentiment reads, "May you find courage to face tomorrow in the love that surrounds you today."
I added pop dots all a across the back of the black layer, leaving a small line empty.  The reason I did this was because the lace adds a bit of height that I needed to balance the layer form top to bottom.
I love the elegance of this card.  Thanks to Sarah's Sympathy stamp set, I had the right words to say on my card.
 I know I had promised a video on Life's a Party but I wanted to get this card done and out soon. I will have the video for you tomorrow since I will be a Guest Designer at The Bug Bytes. My tutorial on the background stamps will be on Saturday or Monday. Thanks for understanding! Hugs!
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10 comments:

Claudia said...

Your sympathy card is very elegant. They are so hard to make but I just love this one.

TheLastOfNine said...

Beautiful card, it's always hard to need these type of cards.
Gloria

Kate said...

This is stunning! I'm always eager to get ideas for sympathy cards as I find them so difficult to create. Thanks for the inspiration!

Sheila... said...

i love this...its just beautiful, it would lift a spirit in need! thanks again1

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Sorry for your loss.

Your card is elegant and will be appreciated I am sure.

cdm317 said...

Sorry for your friend's loss. This is a very understated and elegant
card. I think it's beautiful.

Maureen Reiss said...

Sorry to hear about your friends mom. This card is gorgeous!!

Missie said...

This is such a lovely card! You are so talented!

Audrey Frelx said...

What a beautiful card!!!

Donna said...

Very nice Sympathy card - the hardest to make. I really like the saying you stamped. Condolences to your friend losing her mother, very difficult time ...

Blessings, Donna
grandma4five

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