Sunday, February 2, 2014

Sympathy Cards



My mom has requested some sympathy cards, and I noticed that my supply of those was getting low, so I've been making some sympathy cards here and there for my stash.  This is one kind of card that I never like to make when I need it--I'd much prefer to just be able to pull something out that is ready made.

These two are the same except for color--the first one is SU Soft Sky and the second one is SU Baja Breeze.  These cards are a redo of this birthday card.  Stamps are Crackle Background and Peaceful Garden, and the die is Memorybox Prim Poppy.






I couldn't lighten this one up without the colors looking totally garish--they are Fine Linen, Kraft and Versafine Vintage Sepia.



I was inspired by this card for my next card.   The die is from Sizzix and I can't remember the exact name, and the sentiment is from Verve Forever in Our Hearts.



My last card uses generational stamping with a variety of PTI greens and stamps from Verve Forever in Our Hearts.


That's it for me today.  I sure hope that we won't use up all these cards too quickly.  


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19 comments :

  1. Joyce four breathtaking sympathy card, you created all of them just perfectly. I totally agree this is the kind of card you want to have already made and on hand.

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  2. Joyce, what a wonderful collection of sympathy cards. I know these are not the easiest cards to make but you made each and everyone with so much feeling. I am sure your mother will love them too and appreciate the work that you put into each one.

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  3. These are all so pretty Joyce. These will be nice to have on hand.

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  4. Nicely done. Sympathy cards are not easy for me to make.

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  5. Beautiful cards they are the most difficult to make for me too.

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  6. I think your mom is going to love these. Very elegant! I love the crackle background,and PTI greens in white:)

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  7. These are all so soft and pretty, Joyce! What perfect sympathy cards!

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  8. These are all lovely cards Joyce, the final card is my fave ~ just beautiful!!

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  9. I love these cards! I may have to CASE a couple of them. There seems to be a sudden call for sympathy cards *to have on hand.* I'm hoping we don't have to use them anytime soon. I think my favorite is the stamped green ferns. Lovely cards all!

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  10. All of these are great, Joyce! Love that crackle background stamp. TFS!!

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  11. Great set of sympathy cards. i agree that those are the hardest to make and are better to have on hand. I especially like the woodgrain one with the leaves.

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  12. You know I love that Prim Poppy and I recognized the CASE of Lisa's card right away. Super job on all of them, Joyce.

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  13. Yeah, they are not fun cards to have to make but you've done a gorgeous job with these. I love the crackle background and the bamboo on the third card. Your generational stamping g on the last card is gorgeous too! Lots of wonderful movement.

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  14. I agree, Joyce, sympathy cards aren't easy ... with these, though, you've created a real sense of peace about them ... in the soft and gentle colours and in the 'movement' of the images. So lovely! Anita :)

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  15. Awesome creations :) love that crackled BG

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  16. These are so pretty! Love the simple designs using nature images, so perfect for sympathy cards. The crackle background is wonderful and I love the die cuts on the darker green.

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  17. BEAUTIFUL creations! Love each one :)

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  18. I am new to cardmaking and need to make some sympathy cards to keep on hand for the sad occasions that will come. Are there any colors to avoid when making sympathy cards?

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