Thursday, March 21, 2013

The Cards We Hate to Make

We hate to send them, we hate to make them, but at least when we do, we know that because we took the time to hand-make it, the recipient knows that it truly came from the heart. 

Sympathy cards are in my opinion, the most difficult cards to create for someone. When you create one that is a good design, it's sometimes best to create multiple copies so you have them on hand. I made all these for a swap I participated in this month, but you can be sure that I'll be making another batch. 

This design in particular with this stamp set - So Sorry - is a great one because if you leave the inside blank until you need it, you can make it a sympathy card, a get well card or just an I'm Sorry I messed up card. Sadly, we all need those from time to time too. LOL!

The design of this card is SO simple. A monochromatic color combo of Very Vanilla, Midnight Muse and Baja Breeze is subdued, but not somber. 

I used the stamp set Secret Garden to stamp the flower across the front panel in Baja Breeze, then stamped over it with the main greeting from So Sorry in Midnight Muse. 

The floral accent is one piece of the Flower Trim that I pressed into the Baja Breeze ink pad to color it. It's attached to the card front with Glue Dots and I added a Basic Pearl to the center. 
That whole front piece was spritzed with Gold Smooch Spritz for an accent. 
Quick and simple, but definitely perfect for this type of occasion. 


Here's a few of the products I used to create the card:

#126527 So Sorry Stamp Set $16.95

#129144 Secret Garden Stamp Sest $18.95
#118770 Gold Glow Smooch Spritz $4.95

#126869 5/8" Flower Trim $6.95

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Have a great day everyone! 


  1. Very nice. Simple and elegant. TFS!

  2. That's a beautiful card Robin. It could so easily be used with lots of other sentiments too. Lovely work!

  3. Pretty card - I love the sentiment stamped on top of the flowers. Just simple and elegant.


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