Good Morning!! This month Our Daily Bread Designs had the tremendous insight to reveal three new designs which are Sympathy sets; With Deepest Sympathy, Praying for You, and With Heartfelt Sympathy. Did she read our minds? I can’t tell you how often someone at our church experiences a loss, a friend loses a family member, someone at work is mourning – it seems to always happen in clusters. I was tickled to see this offering, because it seems that sympathy stamps are hard to find. I particularly like to make sympathy cards, because it gives me an opportunity to celebrate and reflect on a life. On occasions where I have sent handmade sympathy cards, I frequently get a call of thanks that so much time and care was taken to respect a passing.
I selected a sentiment from the With Heartfelt Sympathy set and left the inside blank and when the card is sent I’ll select the scripture I feel would be appropriate from one of the three new sets. My card today uses a regal embossed background from the Cuttlebug Damask Frame set. The set gave me the background, the frame and the accent pieces used with the pearls. I try my best to keep sympathy cards towards the elegant side and in my mind they always call for a big bow. I stacked two layers of mauve and offset it with an old gold textured paper. This came together very easily and makes me know that I have no excuse for not having a card ready; this layout will work with any of the sentiments offered in the three new sets.
Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs – With Heartfelt Sympathy
Paper: Bazzill, The Paper Company
Ink: Versafine Black Onyx and Clear Embossing Powder
Accessories: Cuttlebug Damask Frame Set, Spellbinders Petite Scalloped Ovals, Pearls, Ribbon
Be blessed my friends!