Sympathy cards are one of those things, you hate to make them but when you need one you really need one. Unlike a birthday card where you can say, oh that's right I need to pick Aunt Sue up a card she has a birthday coming up in two weeks, the need for a sympathy card is generally a surprise. I prefer mine to be CAS cards (Clean and Simple) not too over the top but elegant at the same time.
I started with a card base made from Ruby cardstock that was cut to 4 1/2 x 6 1/4. I then cut additional card stock as follows:
Daisy White cardstock cut to 3 3/4 x 1 1/2 which I then stamped using the Swirls Around stamp set and Black Ink
Black cardstock cut to 4 x 1 3/4
Daisy White cardstocke cut to 4 1/2 x 2 1/4 which I then embossed, I tried both the Dot and Chevron folders, liked both of them you could use either.
I punched a butterfly from scraps of the Ruby cardstock and added three Bitty Sparkles down the center. I then pushed up the wings on each side and attached the butterfly using Liquid Glass.
I stamped the sentiment on the bottom right corner using Words of Comfort stamp set in black ink.
I layered the pieces as shown and added 3-D Foam tape between the black layer and the embossed layer to add dimension.
I stamped the inside of the card using a sentiment from the Card Chatter - Sympathy stamp set and black ink.
I was pleased with the outcome.
Ruby cardstock (X5927)
Black cardstock (1386)
Daisy White cardstock(1385)
Embossing folders - Chevron (Z1925) or Dot (Z1924)
EK Success Butterfly punch
Swirls Around Stamp set (D1551)
Words of Comfort Stamp set (C1524)
Card Chatter - Sympathy Stamp set (D1476)
Bity Sparkles (Z1263)
Black Ink Pad (Z2105)
3-D Foam Tape (Z1151)
Liquid Glass (Z769)
I hope you will give this project a try, it is very simple and yet it makes elegant cards. You could use this layout for pretty much any card you wanted. All supplies can be purchased on my website at www.craftwithronnie.ctmh.com or by clicking on the shopping cart at the beginning of this blog. Happy crafting!!!