I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I find making sympathy cards the hardest. I generally try to make a few ahead of time so I have one when needed, but I happened to be out, and unfortunately I needed one. This weeks challenge is to make a card using stripes so I used this challenge to help me make this card. I feel that sympathy cards should be simple, so this weeks card has no bells and whistles, no pop ups, no shakers, just a little bit of shimmer to the dragonfly wings and the words.
To see the rest of the beautiful cards by the very talented design team please check this out C4C blog
The card stock is from Stampin Up and is listed below, the paper is from a paper pack from Hot off the Press. The green paper for the leaves is from my scrap bin.
I cut the patterned paper into strips that were 5” long and but random widths.
My plan was to adhere the strips in rows onto the Wisteria Wonder cardstock leaving a border around the strips, BUT while working my way from left to right I ended up with an uneven side. So I trimmed the whole piece down to 4 3/4” square then layered that onto a a Night of Navy square, then onto a Wisteria Wonder square then, onto the card base. (Dimensions listed below) I think I like it better with the stripes up against the Navy as apposed to the Wisteria Wonder.
I cut out the pieces listed below. The tag is from the same paper pack as the patterned paper.
To see some other sympathy cards please check these out