Wednesday, January 19, 2011

A card to Comfort..........

Today I have a card to share which I find the hardest to make and to give.  A sympathy card can make a world of difference when a friend or loved one is going through the death of someone close to them.  I find that when I do make them they tend to be monochromatic and or at least tonal in hue. 
I used The Neutral Stack from DCWV for the pattern papers.  Once mounted on a chocolate matte it really pops.  I sent the darker mocha pattern paper through the cuttlebug using the Manhattan Flowers folder from SU.  I pop dotted that off the base to give it a little something extra.  I punched a top note using a Fiskers punch and heat embossed the first part of the sentiment which says "just a little prayer..."  added a couple of mocha pearls from CTMH and some seam binding I got when Joy, Mel, and I went to lunch (they are the best!!) 

I finished off the inside by adding another embossed flower and trimmed around the edge.  I used the same color heat embossing powder on the inside for the sentiment which says, "that God will keep you in His care."  These two stamps are from a brand new set from CTMH called Card Chatter-Sympathy (D1476)  The sentiments are not all sympathy related and can be used on lots of different cards!  February first is the idea book release date, you will find all the new items on my website!
I am in NYC for a meeting with one of my most important customers and will be coming home for one night before I leave for 15 days.  This road warrior thing can get old real quick!!!  Remember to check out Everyday Cricut this weekend as it is my turn to share--I have some great easy and quick Valentin's to share--if you have young ones in school your going to want to check it out!
Make it a great one---


  1. Your card is beautful. My mom passed away last month and this would have been perfect.


  2. Your card is gorgeous Bryan and I'm sure it will be very comforting...


  3. I also find sympathy cards difficult to do. This one is absolutely perfect. It is beautiful and I love the sentiment. Great job.
    Thanks for the inspiration,
    Cindy :)

  4. I think this card is just lovely. Good job and I agree this is the sort of card that is difficult to do.

  5. This is the PERFECT touch, elegant without being overly sappy. When grieving, those 'time honored' phrases can actually be unintentionally hurtful (time heals all wounds, he/she is better off, etc.) This sentiment, however, is very appropriate! You got this one just right! Perfect 10 in my book. :)

  6. Beautiful card, Bryan!!!! Wow! You are "on the road again". Be safe!!!


  7. VERY nice card Bryan! Quite elegant and understated. The dry embossing folder is a perfect compliment to your printed paper.

  8. LOVE this card it so elegant, your talent is out of this world. Keep up the great creating and sharing. thanks Mindy

  9. Thank you for the great idea. I find sympathy cards so difficult to make.

  10. Beautiful card. I love the little extra embellishment on the inside.


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