Heartfelt Sympathy

I had some extra stamping time this weekend so I'm playing along with my wonderful Team A over at Heart 2 Heart Challenges where our challenge this week is to create a sympathy card.

This is one of those themes that no one enjoys creating for but recipients appreciate so much. My motto when creating a sympathy card is to keep it simple and let your sincere words take center stage.

I used the Close To My Heart set Live Inspired for this card. Unfortunately, I didn't check first and I think this set is now retired :( Sorry!

I stamped the corner image onto kraft cardstock with a kraft colored ink (not CTMH) and the bird with the same ink onto cream cardstock. I die cut the opening in the front of the card and also impressed the card front using an impression plate that features music notes - if you click the picture, a larger image will pop up and you might be able to see that detail a bit better. The seam binding ribbon (from CTMH) was lightly sponged with the same kraft ink and then tied into a simple bow.  On the inside of the card, the piece with the bird is actually a complete strip of cardstock that goes from side to side. This gives a great space to write a message without writing on the kraft cardstock, which might be harder to see and read.

I hope you will take a minute to see what beautiful cards the rest of the team created for this challenge and then play along! I'll be back soon with more goodies - stay tuned!



Cheryl said...

I love this card. It is clean and simple, and so pretty.

Romaine said...

Mary, I love the window with the bird through it!

Unknown said...

I love the tone on tone look of your card Mary, it's so pretty :)

Dania said...

This is just lovely!