Thursday, February 3, 2011

With Sympathy

If you ask any stamp artist I think they would tell you Sympathy Cards are by far the most difficult to design. Considering this solemn occasion, we want to convey condolence without too much glitz. I feel less is definitely more when it comes to expressing condolence.

I ordered this Leafy Tree embossing folder from Crafts Too in the UK specifically for Sympathy cards. (You can access Crafts Too
here.) It is actually a large, full-size leafy tree folder, but I embossed only half of the tree off the edge of the card stock to make room for the sentiment. (I apologize for the photos - I need to work on a better method for photographing.)
Embossing folder: Leafy Tree
Sentiment: My Sentiments Exactly
Punch: Martha Stewart
Cardstock: Becket Expressions Candelight
Ink: Clearsnap


Linda said...

Your card is lovely. I love the embossed tree and the punched border. You did an awesome job.

Margaret M said...

This card is just lovely..I know the recipient will appreciate your time and effort.

Jen said...

So beautiful. Thanks for posting this lovely card. Sorry you had the occassion to make it though. You are so right in saying how short most come up when it comes to making sympathy cards. This one is sure to bring some comfort.

Stephanie said...

This is just amazingly gorgeous! Love how you embossed only one half of the tree. The subtle bit of glitter is the perfect touch. Just a lovely sympathy card.

BethieJ said...

Steph your card is lovely.. I am sorry you had to make it but I am sure it will be appreciated..