Sunday, 26 May 2019

With Sympathy

Good Sunday morning all!  While today's card has been finished as a sympathy card, it is definitely one of those designs that would be suited to other sentiments too.  I decided to share it though as so many people email me about the difficulty of making sympathy cards.  My belief is to keep them simple and most styles will work and feel appropriate.  I started the card by stamping the Layered carnation stamp all over a piece of Blue Dusk card to add some pattern to the background.  Next I cut the Avery die in white and added a sky blue backing to it.  I cut the outer decorative die as a large backing piece for it and then cut the inner die as a base for my sentiment.  I cut the With Sympathy in black (wish I had used it as a shadow for a blue sentiment though).  I cut a single Layered Carnation stamp with the matching Layered carnation die and inked the edges of it with Faded Jeans Distress Oxide ink and added two leaves as accents.  I made a multi layered white frame using the Double Stitched Squares and framed it.  The card was completed with Blue dusk, black and white mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 8" x  8" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Vi Wilkinson said...

Hi Sue, That is a beautiful card ,I love how you have stamped the background and the colours are lovely. Vi down under.

Steph Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. Another beautiful sample that, as you have already mentioned will work for any occasion. This really pretty design would lend itself to any colour choice, it really is a beautiful way to start a very wet and windy bank holiday Sunday xxx said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you, a lovely card.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, such a lovely card, very tasteful for those difficult cards no one likes to have to make. Love Jean xxx

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
Really like this one Sue, the colours are beautiful though it would look good in many combinations. As you say, it would be useful for so many occasions. Love the coloured carnation and the stamped background.
Muriel x

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful sympathy card, great background and lovely feature die.x

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card.
B xx

Marion Scott said...

Hello Sue, a beautiful card that as you say would be good for so many occasions.
Marion S x

Netty The Runner said...

A lovely sympathy card Sue, I like the stamped background.
Annette x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a perfect sympathy card and the colour is so suitable. Am loving all the blue colours lately and this card would be perfect in other colours for other occasions too. Sending many thanks and best wishes

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I do like the background of this card, thank you for giving us ideas for these difficult cards

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
The kind of card we never enjoy having to make but this would definitely lend itself to any occasion. The background is beautiful and the touch of colour added to the stamped Layered Carnation is such a lovely touch. Avery is on my wish/want list and makes the perfect centrepiece on any card - lovely card x
Happy Sunday everyone
Crafty hugs
Yvonne x

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, these are always the most difficult types of cards to make but you have created a lovely sample, elegant and not over the top, as yu say could be used with any sentiment really. Thank yu for the inspiration.

Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

CraftyCoffey said...

Lovely card today, perfect for many occasions.


Anne said...

A beautiful card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. This is so lovely. I like how you have made a card for a delicate situation into something that others can relate to. And as you said with a different sentiment can be used for other occasions. Thankyou Sue. Sending hugs and best wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.

Pauline Austen said...

Morning Sue, like many before me, I do like the subtle background and the carnation is so sweet. Can see this in red and gold for a simple Christmas card. Hugs xx Pauline

stitchingranny said...

A beautiful card for the occasion that no one wants to be making a card for. I love the muted colours you have used, but a different sentiment would make a great mans card and change the colours it (like most of yours) can be used for any occasion. Well done with this one Sue .

Hugs Helen xxx

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue Really lovely card the colours are beautiful & as you said this card can be used for any occasion using different sentiments

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

A very simple design but so effect. As you said just changing the sentiment and even the colors and it could work for any occasion.

Have a great Sunday.


Clai01 said...

A very appropriate design for this sort of occasion. x

gwen70 said...

Beautiful card Sue for such a difficult time in a persons life xx

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue I love the stamped background and the colours you have used and this card could be used for other occasions thank you
Love always June Horrocks xxxxxxxx

Crafty Cruiser said...

I always make sympathy cards in delicate colours but this colour looks so lovely too.
Doreen R

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Lovely card for a sad occasion.

Crafty Vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
A perfect sympathy card & lovely colour. Yvonne xx

Jackie T said...

Good morning Sue this is a stunning card. I love it. Those dies are gorgeous. Sympathy cards are never easy to make. Take care. Hugs Jackie

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous Sue
Gr Karin

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. I agree that it is a good idea to keep cards for such occasions simple but there is no reason not to add more to it for other occasions. Love the background and the colours too.


Susan Battensby said...

Lovely card Sue,
It's great as it is without the shadow.

Tressa said...

I have a sympathy card to make and have been putting it off because of the difficulty I have in coming up with something so I am grateful for this lovely piece of inspiration.


scrAPpamondo said...

Wonderful card, love how you used the carnation stamp!!

karenlotty said...

A beautiful card I must try making stamped backgrounds

Hunnymummy54 said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a beautiful card perfect for many occasions

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a good day all

Sharon MK

Anonymous said...

Good Morning, Sue
A lovely card this morning suitable for many different occasions.
I love your colour palette and the dies you have used.
Lesley S x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card for a sad occasion, it is simple and elegant

Love and hugs to everyone

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I think any bereaved person receiving this card would know that the sentiment was heartfelt. Love the stamping on both the background and the flowers.


Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

A very tasteful card. The stamping looks beautiful. The Avery is great for the sentiment to sit on.

Love Helen xxx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card for many occasions. Hugs SNOOPY DOG 2. Xxx

Suzzette Yandle said...

Your stamped Layered Carnation stamp made a very effective background. I need to do more of this "make my own pattered paper" technique. Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to your HSN visit. I'll be watching and buying.

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card for a very difficult situation!
Hugs x
Heather T

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Beautiful card for a sad occasion.

dj from kettering said...

Yes, I can see this design used for many

Doreen x

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Beautiful card Sue x perfect for any occasion x I love the background and the avery die is fabulous x thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Eunice Astle said...

Lovely card Sue, a card that no one really likes to make but this is life. Your background is very subtle, which gives the card a fantastic look.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card. I love how you have done the background.

Barbara V

CraftyJo said...

Very tasteful and very pretty too.

ursula said...

I agree, not an easy card to make, but this is really appropriate, thank you Sue...luv Ursula xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
They are not easy cards to make, but this is beautiful. I love the way you've done the background.

sued99 said...

A beautiful card which would be suitable for many occasions . X

hazel young said...

Wonderful card Sue xx Hazel

Betty McAlister said...

Beautiful. Ideal for all occasions xx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card...very tasteful

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, a really perfect design for a sympathy card. As you say keep them simple. Bx

June Ballenger said...

Gorgeous card and dies. Love the colours and the backgrund is beautiful xx

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