Thursday, May 7, 2009

Sympathy Card

Sympathy cards are so hard for me to make. I realized this a couple of months ago when I had to make this card for a friend of ours who lost her mom. I found that I didn't really have any appropriate stamp sets for this type of occasion and had to really scour my collection to find something that would work. Thank goodness I had this set, Treasure Life, as I think it ended up making a particularly nice card.

I don't usually decorate the insides of cards this much, but I didn't like the look of all the brads from the Edge Anchors on the inside. Usually my philosophy on the brads showing on the inside is--"the recipient will know it is hand-made." However, in this case it just looked tacky, so I covered them up!

supplies (all CTMH, unless otherwise noted):

Notebook Level 2 paper pack
Treasure Life stamp set
For Every Occasion stamp set
Designer Ribbon Rounds--hollyhock (retired)
Heritage Edge Anchors-- colonial white

colors: hollyhock, black, colonial white, bamboo, desert sand

size: 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"

idea from: a swap item from fellow CTMH consultant (name unknown)


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