Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Making a Sympathy Card...

It’s difficult to make sympathy cards when you need them. This past week, two of my dear friend's lost parents and it has really saddened me. I’m also grieving over my decision to leave Stampin’ Up!, after being a demonstrator for 9 years. So, this weekend, I had one of my “play dates” with Cindy and Sue. Each planned card ended to be a disaster. Finally, I threw everything in my bag and headed home. Determined to not settle for defeat, I created Sympathy Cards that evening.

This card was made using the Medallion stamp, by SU! I love this stamp and can see it being used multiple times for various occasions. I chose my colors, Sage Shadow and Chocolate Chip, from the SU! patterned paper. I decided to spotlight part of the Medallion image by matting and adhering it over the remainder of the image. The small sentiment fit perfectly over the card. The ribbon was found in my stash and adhered after a faint amount of Stickles was applied to the card front. I like keeping my Sympathy cards simple, but this one needed a little spark and the fine glitter was perfect.
Take care-

1 comment:

Terry Molineux said...


I am so sorry you have decided to leave SU. You will be sorely missed. I love your creations with SU products so I can CASE! I was so hoping SU would make allowances for those who are so creative but well business is business and they must stand behind their guidelines! I miss you already! I hope you will continue to purchase SU from a friend and create some SU cards/projects!