Sympathy cards are always so hard to make. A couple weeks ago, I had to make three in a row. Here's the first one:
I used a butterfly die-cut (October Afternoon paper) on an embossed panel of Aqua Mist and a sentiment from Through the Trees. This went to a coworker whose father passed away suddenly -- she isn't someone I know extremely well, which kind of makes it easier to do a card. Does that make sense?
This went to a relative who also had a sudden loss. The Top Note die-cut is embossed with PTI's Linen/Canvas plate, though it doesn't show in the photo. Used the same sentiment along with a background strip stamped in PTI's Vintage Cream (which looks kind of pink -- anyone else have that problem?). Papers are from Basic Grey -- Porcelain, I think.
There's that sentiment again -- this time with an image from the same set (Through the Trees). The kraft layer is embossed with the other side of Linen/Canvas, and the base is Spring Moss (what a lovely color, by the way). I also added some sponging to the main image, along with a hand-drawn border. This one went to a guy at work -- guy sympathy cards are extra-hard!
Well, I was pleased with the way these cards turned out (finally). Anyone out there have tips on sympathy cards? Or images/sentiments you turn to a lot? (Clearly, mine is Through the Trees!)