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Monday, May 20, 2013

Sympathy Card

I usually don't make sympathy cards because it saddens me too much to have to make one so I normally just buy them when I need them.  This is the very first one I've ever made for a dear friend whose dad recently passed away.  Hope she likes it. 

The card is 5x5 and designed with the Silhouette Studio and all elements (purchased from Silhouette Store) were cut with the Cameo.  The main image is of a (fall) bird on a branch by Lori Whitlock (Design ID #33055).  I chose to turn the main image into a sketch image in green ink, then used the knife function in the Silhouette Studio to cut the bird image from the branch, ran that through the Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots folder and attached it to the card using some foam mounts for some dimension.

This is how the card looks like with just the sketched image
and some ribbon.  I used Choppin Script font for the outside sentiment.
And this is after I attached the bird image.
Close up of the bird with the sticker gem for his eye.
Here's a couple of closeups of the inside of the card.  I used the print and cut feature of the Silhouette to do the inside faux stitching for me.  I used the Abbeyline font for the inside sentiment.  The swirl image on the left side is an image by Rivka Wilkins (Design ID #7983) which I turned into a sketch in brown ink.
close up of the sketched image and faux stitching
The envelope I used was an image by Alaa' Studio (Design ID #42058).  I just added some narrow slits because I wanted to thread a strip of matching ribbon.  I used the same ribbon as the one I used on the card because the back of the ribbon was plain black. 

the liner was easy to make using the internal offset then the knife
feature to cut off the parts I didn't need. The coordinating liner nicely
covers the ribbon. 
I am linking this card to the Old Backporch 52 card pickup and over at the Eclectic Ellapu (Anything Goes theme).  Thanks for stopping by today and have a wonderful start of the week. 


abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Beautiful, it is so hard to make sympathy cards. I try to have a few on hand so I don't have to make one in the heat of the moment. Carri~Abusybee

MelodyR aka Ry&MysMom said...

That's a good advice, Carri ;)

Laurian said...

Beautiful sympathy card!
Thanks for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu this week and I hope we see you again soon!


Elaine aka Ellapu said...

Beautiful project. Thank you for sharing with us Eclectics this week. Hope to see you in future challenges
Elaine aka Ellapu

Valou ALLARD said...

Fabulous card! thanks for playing with "Eclectic E." this week. Good luck.

Asha said...

So sorry for your loss. I just had that experience last week. Sympathy cards are my least favourite chore...I'll do the ironing any time! Hope you feel better. This card is bring some comfort, I'm sure. Take care, my friend.

Pam said...

Beautiful card melody. I feel the same way too. But something this lovely is sure to bring comfort.