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Sunday, November 22, 2015

November 23

Happy Monday!

Today Girl Friday Kelly has a really pretty sympathy project. 
I find these cards difficult to make for all the obvious reasons 
so having a few wonderful ideas in a creative file takes the pressure off, ya know?
In her project, she used Mwah, Casual Comfort and Casual Trees Fri-Dies

Hi Folks! Kelly here with a sympathy card today.


It's always such a difficult balance when making sympathy cards to put enough detail on it, but not too much. I initially tried out a "sending comfort" sentiment (where "comfort" is the same font as "sending" from the CAS-ual Comfort set) by stamping it on a strip of white paper and placing it on the card. When I squint and hold the card away from me, I get a good feel for how it's going to look. I thought this card could handle a little more energy, so I stamped the beautiful, scripty "hugs" from the Mwah Set in pink instead of "comfort".


 I lightly watercolored the CAS-ual Trees Fri-Die with brown on the branches and different shades of pink on the blooms, then wrapped a paper doily around it all. While wrapping the panel in twine, I tied a knot around the bouquet to attach it to the card. 

  
I wanted to include a little more color, so I put a few strips of patterned paper on the inside.  Somehow I feel better about color on a sympathy card if it's on the inside. But that might just be me!

Thanks so much for looking!
-Kelly


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3 comments:

  1. Beautiful card. I also find it difficult to create sympathy cards. I am making way to many these days. I am in my 70's and I guess this is normal. Anyway, thanks for idea.

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  2. Beautiful card. I also find it difficult to create sympathy cards. I am making way to many these days. I am in my 70's and I guess this is normal. Anyway, thanks for idea.

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  3. Thanks for sharing your sweet sympathy card. They are hard for me to create to..
    Crafty hugs,
    Dawn
    DesignsbyDragonfly.blogspot

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