I often find it challenging to find the right balance for sympathy cards.
I was really happy with how this one turned out – the simplicity of the design, the muted colours and the subtly of the ‘you’re in my thoughts’ message.
Do you recognise the sentiment? It’s from one of the most amazing sets available this year and comes as part of the Watercolor Wishes kit. The set contains lots of useful sentiments with beautiful typography & styling.
Do you like the butterflies on the card? They are two-step stamped using the Garden in Bloom stamp set, fussy cut and then adhered on top of a matching butterfly silhouette.
Sometimes the simplest and sweetest cards say it best. Kelly x
I’m kinda still in holiday mode and haven’t really spent much time at the craft table since I’ve been back.
Sadly, friends of ours lost their dog this week, and I wanted to send them a card to let them know we’re thinking of them.
Bob’s favourite place was the beach, so I thought it was fitting to send him off with some sand & waves.
I couldn’t leave the post with just sad doggie news, so I also wanted to share a card I made a little while ago as a custom request for a wedding. It also had a beach theme, plus a super cute Kombi!
Both of these cards embody what I love the most about cardmaking – you can personalise your art to match every occasion. Happy or sad occasions are the perfect opportunity for a thoughtful card and in my experience, the effort is always appreciated.
I hope you get some time at the craft table this weekend, I know that’s what I have planned! Kelly x
It was with a heavy heart that the first inking of my gorgeous Lotus Blossom Sale-A-Bration stamp set was for a ‘with sympathy’ card. December brought some very sad news for a couple of families I know. At this time of sadness, it was nice to be able to handcraft a card in which to pass on my condolences.
The Lotus Blossom has many links to spiritualism, faithfulness & rebirth and is associated with beauty and purity. It’s beauty makes it a perfect stamp for so many occasions. If you’re interested in further lotus flower symbolism, the different lotus colours have their own meanings, particularly for those of Buddhist faith (more on this later).
Wishing you a peaceful end to the year. Kelly x
Punch: 2″ Circle
DSP: Best Year Ever (SAB 2015)
Cardstock: Whisper White
Ink: Blushing Bride, Crisp Cantaloupe, Strawberry Slush, Lost Lagoon, Coastal Cabana
Stamp Sets: Lotus Blossom (SAB 2015), Petite Pairs
Embellishments: Best Year Ever Accessory Pack (SAB 2015)
Note: some of the links to new products in this blog post will come up with an error until the catalogue becomes available to the general public on 6th January 2015.