Wednesday, 24 September 2014

With deepest sympathy

I find sympathy cards the hardest cards of all to make. I don't have any religious faith, so that rules out  a whole host of traditional designs, and I don't like to tempt fate by making them routinely and keeping some in stock, so they often have to be made very quickly in response to circumstances. You can't leave a grieving relative to wait while you create a complex and beautiful card!

So for me, sympathy cards lend themselves very readily to the Clean And Simple style of cardmaking. It's often very quick, and can create a stylish simplicity that seems very appropriate at a time of sadness.

Unfortunately we have just had a family bereavement, and this is the card I have made to send:


This week it's a CAS week at Addicted  to Stamps and More so I'm joining in with this card.

8 comments:

  1. Beautiful CAS design and I love this color combo for a sympathy card! So glad to have you with us this week at ATSM! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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  2. Totally agree with you, the hardest cards to make, especially when you're emotionally involved. The simplicity is the best. Somber and elegant, just like the card you made

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  3. This is stunning and so sensitive - just beautiful.
    Elaine

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  4. Clean, simple, elegant and says everything it needs to say. Perfect. Thanks for joining in our CAS challenge this week at ATSM, Anita x

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  5. Beautiful card, very elegant! So glad you joined us at ATSM :)

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  6. This CAS card is very elegant! I love the white and black color. Thank you for sharing at ATSM!

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  7. A beautiful, striking CAS card. Thank you for sharing at ATSM!
    ~c

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  8. Beautiful design ! white embossing is a perfect idea for a CAS creation :) Thank you for sharing with ATSM

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