Sympathy cards are some of the hardest cards for me to make. And ones for our beloved pets are just as difficult! I don’t know about you but I struggle with the right level of “fussiness” on a card for such a difficult time. So as always, when in doubt, I go for clean and simple. The Paws and Hearts die (it was available as a stencil before) added just the right amount of detail below. It made me think of how their paw prints make a lasting impression on our hearts. Read on to find how I made this pet sympathy card.
by Judi Kauffman
Alas, I recently needed sympathy cards for the widow and son of a dear, dear man from Vermont. He loved being out in nature, so I turned to colors, textures and shapes that reflect and celebrate that part of his life: Ferns and ivy, marble and stone; a palette of blue, gray (silver), rust, green, mustard (gold) and brown – matte mixed with shiny, muted without being entirely somber.
I wanted to create cards that were appropriately respectful without being overly sad. I hope that is what I have achieved, and that the idea will be useful to you when you are called upon to send condolences.
There are two versions.
Hi Artlets! It’s Suzanne here today with a sweet card to remind someone special that you’re always with them, even when you’re apart.
To get the best look with your A Way With Words dies you want good contrast between the letters and the background. I thought it would be fun to use the ModaScrap Flower Lace 2 as a background with a different colour behind it, but that creates a far too complicated pattern and the words disappear. We need more contrast! There are a number of ways to work around this problem, but here is the one I chose.
Follow along with me to see how you can make this card!