Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Sympathy Cards




I find the hardest cards to make are Sympathy cards. I struggle with the color the layout and the stamp. I made these 3 cards to send to a good friend and her family. I stamped the CTMH Swirl on the left card, ribbon and emobssed a fern leaf in gold over both the green and burgandy paper. I used a Penny Black stamp on the right card and took pink ribon and folded it similar to ribbon candy and placed a two small flowers on top of the ribbon, with a brad. The card in front has pattern paper in the background, ribbon, and a punched swirl. The saying is from a CTMH foam set.



22 comments:

AnnaDrai said...

Very cut! delicate, fine... Great job

Franzi said...

Really nice cards! Beutiful!

chelemom said...

Very pretty! I too find sympathy or masculine cards difficult to do!

Libby Hickson aka stampinlibby said...

These are really pretty, and very appropriate for sympathy cards. I struggle with them too!

Kirsi said...

Great cards. I just made a sympathy card recently and found it quite difficult.

Markie's Mom said...

Lovely cards...

Melissa said...

These are perfect for sympathy cards! Great job!

Andrea said...

Hi, I'm just returning the visit. You have some lovely cards in your gallery. I really like the black and white ones.

Debby said...

Gorgeous cards,I think you did just fine with these.

Kathy said...

Yes, they are so hard to make - but they're also so much apreciated by the recipients aren't they? To know that someone cared enought to make a card, or to buy a handmade card for them really lets them know that their sadness is understood

The Crafts House said...

very elegant cards...so much more personal
Sandra

carrie said...

You've done a wonderful job here. These really are the hardest to make and sometimes the hardest to send.

Corie said...

These are beautiful. Anyone would be honored to receive them. I think they are simple and elegant, which is what I try for with sympathy cards. GREAT JOB.

Yvette said...

These are beautiful and I know they will be appreciated.

KIMBERLY said...

I likey! Love the color combo!

Jen said...

ohhh... love these. yea, i have a hard time with sympathy cards too. i get so emotional creating them. I love making them, but don't want to have to make them much. Thanks for sharing your ideas though. These are beautiful!!

Aloha,
Jen

Corinna said...

Gorgeous!

Gillian Hamilton said...

totally agree, sympathy cards are some of the toughest, but you've done such a beautiful job on them all...

Sarah said...

Great Job! I struggle with these too, but I think the colours you have chosen are perfect.

Vicki said...

WOW! What gorgeous cards!! Love them all!

Emilia said...

can't agree more. sympathy cards are hard to make.
they must be very decent and low-key somehow....
I enjoy your cards. Hope your friend and her family are better now.

Sherrie said...

beautiful sympathy cards! These can be the hardest to make, fantastic job!