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.
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Like I have said in the past, I find making sympathy cards difficult, sometimes I will make them and put them away for when they are needed. This is a pretty one I had put away that I recently and to give away.
Sympathy cards are not my favourite to make, but I try to have a few in my box to have on hand when needed. To make this card I used the “Ghosting” technique (no pun intended). This technique gives a soft image (see the white flowers) and depending on the colours or effect you are looking for you can decide on whether you only want a subtle 2toned effect or if you want to add another colour (see darker blue flowers) to add more contrast.
Sympathy cards are generally the hardest to make, especially if you are making one in memory of a specific person. I made this card as a lesson when I used to sell Stampin’ Up so fortunately, I haven’t had to use it yet.