Hello, everyone! It's Broni here with you today.
Recently I needed several sympathy cards. I really don't like making them,
mostly because of the sadness associated with them, but I'm also not sure how
somber or how cheerful they should be. So I tried to come up with a design that
incorporated both of those elements and then I created a few of them to keep on
hand. I supposed they could be used as "Feel better" cards as well.
Here's the finished card:
I started with a standard 8.5 x 5.5 piece of gray cardstock (half a sheet). I
already had several rectangles of white cardstock on hand, and laid one on top
of the gray to see what angle I wanted for the top layer. I lightly marked the
top and left side edges with a pencil and cut along those lines.
Then I used my Tiny Circles stencil and some gray ink to create a section of
small gray dots along the left edge of the white layer. They almost look like
Next I took my Fresh Cut Florals die set from WPlus9 and ran it through my die cutting machine several times
with some white cardstock. I like having several cut and ready to use, and I
keep the extras in a tiny plastic bag with the die set for future use.
I used several different Distress inks to stamp some of the flowers and leaves from the
Fresh Cut Florals set, then played around with the layouts
until I came up with one that I liked. I also used some Evergreen Bough ink to stamp the sentiment. (Love that