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Friday, June 23, 2017

Sympathy in blue...

With the addition of this card, I definitely have enough sympathy cards...for now.

I always think that sympathy cards should be clean and simple in design. Those receiving them are already going through such an emotional time in their lives, they may not have the energy to appreciate a more complicated card design.

For this card, I chose to use unbranded dies to create a leafy frame for an A2 card and a fancy oval for my sentiment. I cut my card base first, and then adhered (using spray adhesive) my leaf frame to it. It was a little tricky to get my frame on the card base in exactly the right position. When I try it again, I think I might just adhere my frame to a larger card base, and then trim the card to fit. Or, I may just make a larger card and leave a border around the outside of my frame.

Again, I tried something new (for me). I created little circles with my clear glitter pen, and then covered the circles with Glossy Accents.

I think I've made them too small on this card, so next time I'll try again with some bigger circles.

It does add just a bit of sparkle, though.

On the inside of my card I used a couple of Technique Tuesday stamps.

We are getting ready for a trip out to the Northwest. It will be fun to be in that part of the country again and to see our kids who live in Oregon and Washington. We will also visit a cousin in Washington.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


My Card Attic: Hazel said...

This is lovely Cheryl and just perfect for the occasion! Have a great time with family! Luv & Hugs. Hazel xx
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designbydonna said...

Those die cut ferns are pretty. I can see how that would be tricky to adhere to the base. Simple but elegant. Perfect for a sympathy card.

designbydonna said...

PS. Have.a fun trip. We are in Texas visiting our daughter and family. fun to see the grandkids.

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Happy Saturday Cheryl, Such a pretty card. I like the blue edging on the stitched oval. We had 2 funerals this week, so I need to get more cards made up also. Wishing you safe travels and beautiful weather.

Lynne in NI said...

Beautiful card Cheryl! You're right, sympathy cards are definitely much better to be CAS . Love your sparkle dots idea, I'll be giving that a go.
You must clock up an amazing amount of miles on your trips!

Mona Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card Cheryl! Love the inky detail!

Glittered Paws said...

Very pretty and comforting - simple is the best. Have a great trip.