Thinking of You

Some of the hardest cards to make are sympathy cards. Partly it’s because of the occasion, partly it’s because of the colours and the need not to be too cheerful. Cards are normally for happy sorts of occasions.

Times of mourning tend not to be quite so happy. Especially if it is an unexpected period of mourning, and then you have to contend with the shock of that as well as the sadness. Neither of which emotions are particularly helpful in the creation of suitable cards.

Sympathy cards seem like a good idea to keep in the stash; not lots, but one or two.

The few I’ve made over the last few years, I’ve kept very simple. Admittedly most of my cards are simple – or perhaps I just mean easy to make? – but I think it’s even more important for sympathy cards to be unfussy.

This one, with silver heat-embossing on black, used a stamp from the Snowflakes and Butterflies stamp set by Chloe’s Creative (Creative Stamping 103). Simple and sober, even with a few clear gems scattered.

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