I’ve been having a lot of fun at local craft fairs over the past couple of weeks. It’s always nice to meet other crafters and get feedback on what I make. What has been sad though is the number of people who have been asking for sympathy cards. So I’ve had to make quite a few more to restock my card racks. This is once of my recent designs.
FULL PATTERNED FRONT
I began this sympathy card by choosing the feather pattern from the Come To Gather 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack.
Using my new Paper Trimmer I cut and scored some Pretty Peacock Card to coordinate with the paper. Then I folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder. Instead of leaving a border, I decided to cover the whole of the front of the card base with DSP and attached it using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow).
Next, on a layer of Whisper White Card I fixed a 3/4″ strip of the same paper down the right-hand edge. Then I glued this layer inside the card base.
Finally I glued the DSP to the flap of a Whisper White Medium Envelope. Then with Paper Snips I trimmed the paper using the edge of the flap as a guide.
A LITTLE LACE & SYMPATHY
With the inside and envelope done I turned my attention back to the card front. For the middle layer I simply used liquid glue to attach some Pretty Peacock Card to some Mint Macaron Card. Then I wrapped some Very Vanilla 3/8″ Scalloped Lace Trim around them and secured the ends on the back with Tear & Tape Adhesive. The assembled piece was added to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Now all I had left to do was the sympathy sentiment and for that I turned to the Here’s A Card Stamp Set.
First, using Pretty Peacock ink I stamped “may your heart find the peace it needs on the inside of the card. To be honest I wouldn’t normally stamp after assembling the card, but I’d got ahead of myself. Still there were no mishaps so it was all good.
Then on a piece of Mint Macaron Card I stamped “Words cannot express the deep sorrow felt on your behalf”.
With the stamping complete I punched out this main sentiment using the 2″ Circle Punch. Then for a subtle layer I used the Starburst Punch to punch out some Vellum Cardstock. I fixed the two pieces together with a little liquid glue then added them over the lace with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
In no time at all my sympathy card was complete.
Always tough to make, once a personal message has been added to the inside, I hope my project gives some solace to the final recipient.