Sympathy cards are always the hardest for me to design. I usually get an idea in my head, then get a mental block when I go to make them. Last night was no exception.
Yesterday I was asked by my company's social committee to make a big enough sympathy card as our floor manager's MIL passed away. She's been one of my biggest supporters in my card making business, so of course I would make a card for her!
Then my former manager asked me if I'd make one for her too-separate from the social committee one. So now I have to make 2 different sympathy cards... I had a few ideas in my head...but like I said-mental block when going to make them.
Therein lies the other problem-not knowing a person's faith denomination also makes it hard. So I have to go totally neutral. Not having many 'religious' stamps, can make it hard too. I went through every stamp set I own, to look and see what would be appropriate.
I love the simplicity of this one. It's bright, but not too bright. After I was done, I saw one of the little butterflies I had punched out the other day on my table, and just added it to the card at the last minute. I like how this turned out. I used some Certainly Celery ribbon I had bought a while back. It just added a little something to it.
this is the one I made for my former manager. I found this background stamp I got a while back-and never used yet. I knew it would be perfect as a tone on tone image. I added a little seam binding ribbon just for texture, and the apothecary framelit worked well with the sentiment. I just gave it a little ink on the edges for dimension. I think she'll be pleased with it.
Thanks for looking :) let me know what you think