Friday, January 13, 2012

Thoughts and Kindness



Sympathy cards are never an easy thing to send, but I know the people receiving them appreciate the thought. The Beau Chateau Side Notes are useful for any card you might need, including sympathy, birthdays, thank yous and much more. I like the layers they add to a card or project, and they coordinate with so many stamp sets.

For this card I began by running some Baja Breeze through my Big Shot with the Vintage Wall Paper Embossing Folder, then stamped a combination of images from Thoughts and Prayers and Kindness Matters Stamp Sets on the Post Card from the Side Notes Collection in Baja Breeze and Soft Suede Classic Inks.

The butterflies were cut with the Beautiful Wings Embosslit Die from Very Vanilla Card Stock and Smooched with Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz that I customized with a few drops of Mambo Melon and Pink Pirouette Classic Ink Refills. Did you know that you could color your Smooch with that stuff? That's right - I also have some in Lucky Limeade and Baja Breeze!

I then embellished the post card with some Basic Pearls, Quilted Satin Ribbon (retired) and an antique brad. I adhered all the layers together and ended up with this sweet card. I only wish I hadn't needed a sympathy card that day.

Thanks for stopping by today!

7 comments:

  1. Lovely sympathy card. I agree they are hard to make because the occasion is a sad one.

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  2. What a lovely sympathy card. Yyour caring really comes through.

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  3. Nice sympathy card. I always struggle to make those too.

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  4. I find these things are hard to make ... Very well done.

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  5. A lovely statement of love and support is what this card conveys. So pretty.

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  6. Love the soft colors and light collage feel of this card!

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  7. Sympathy cards are always hard to create. Yours is just lovely!

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