Sympathy cards are always the least fun to send - but they are usually the ones that mean the most. They are a time to let the receiver know that you are there for them, they are in your heart, and that you remember their loved one with great respect. I recently had to send a sympathy card and wanted to make it simple, yet special.
I started with a cream card based cut to A2 sized and set up horizontally. I then cut a portion of a page I had colored from my Prima Creative Crafts emboss resist watercolor book. (I have a haul going up this week about all of the Prima items I have and how I utilize these items when I am sick in bed to continue with my art therapy). I had watercolored the page with the Prima classics watercolor confections 12 pan tin set. I like to use these sets when I am bedridden as they are portable and fit right in the palm of your hand. I took this panel and inked the edges with the Tsukineko Dew Drop Brilliance fast drying pigment inks in gold to give it a bit of a rustic edge. I then die cut a Stampin Up specialty velum gold dot page with the die set that came with my We R' Memory Keepers Evolution Advanced die cutting machine. I curled the edges of the velum to give it a flower effect before gluing it with Ranger multi matte medium glue. I added a die cut of the word "Prayer" from the Simon Says Stamp Hero Arts Prayers stamp and die set that I cut out of Stampin Up glitter paper and mounted on a foam mount cut out of the same word. I also used the same stamp set to stamp a sentiment on the front and on the inside of the card with Avery Elle ink in Sapphire to make it a bit more personal. Finally, I added some blue, aqua and silver sequins from Lucy's Little Things.
Thank you for visiting - I appreciate you and hope you have a wonderful day! Jude :-)