Wednesday, May 11, 2011

A Sympathy Card

Today, sadly, I needed a sympathy card for a co-worker, so I did what I usually do: I trolled for ideas. I figured out I have half the Blogosphere in my Google Reader (fast approaching that magic 1000+ unread posts milestone ...) so I just searched there for "sympathy", and found this one. Loved it! Pretty, yet still somber.

I tried to CASE it, I really did. And I just about had a 100% steal of the card front when I spotted the dreaded SU logo thingie on one corner of the DSP. DRAT! So I added some photo corners and got this version:

I also used some pearls under the sentiment instead of a bow.

This is an A2 - 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 - and maybe not big enough, even though I didn't put anything on the inside. So I made another one:

This one is 5x7, and the changes in the layout were totally driven by the size of that piece of DSP. I opted to cut a double-scallop edge with my nifty new MFT die, and I tied some retired Baja Breeze satin ribbon over the gap between the papers.

I think it works. Too bad it's for such a sad occasion. :(

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. I think it works, too. The colors are very soft and soothing. Sympathy cards are never easy but I think this one is very appropriate for such a sad occasion.

  2. Everything about it is stunning! Whose stamp is that??

    That logo on the DSP makes me crazy.

    I'm sorry about your co-worker :(

  3. Beautiful CASE, L! What a gorgeous card.

  4. Stunning CASE, Leslie. Absolutely perfect. I am so sorry that you HAD to make a Sympathy card. :( But the card is beautiful, you do amazing work, my friend.


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