Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Easy, Elegant Sympathy Cards

Hello my friends.  :-)  Today I am sharing a set of four sympathy cards, made specially for a local veterinarian to give to her clients who've lost a fur-baby.  A friend of mine works at the clinic, and thought perhaps her boss might want to purchase these.  Keeping my fingers crossed that the doctor likes them.


I used gray card bases for all four, and lined the interior of each with a lighter-weight white cardstock (like Epson Presentation Paper, found at Staples).


These serene die cuts are from K & Co.  The pack contains many other designs, some too large to fit on an A2-size card and probably better suited for a scrapbook layout.


I added dimensional touches such as thread or twine, pearls, a button and sentiments on tags.




I also created a seed head effect with yellow Liquid Pearls, on the card below.



Hope these designs have inspired you to break out some die cuts and start embellishing!



Stamps: (with sympathy) Teeny Tiny Wishes - SU; (my heart is with you) Heartfelt Phrases - Verve Paper: Basic Gray, Whisper White, Very Vanilla - SU Ink: Antique Linen - Ranger; Memento Tuxedo Black - Tsukineko Fibers: twine - Creative Impressions; vintage thread Accessories & Tools: floral die cuts - K & Co.; pearls - Recollections, Queen & Co.; tag punch - Martha Stewart; double-ended tag die - Classic Tags - Memory Box; vintage button; Modern Label punch - SU; Pale Yellow Liquid Pearls - Ranger

18 comments:

Marisa said...

These are beautiful.

Sindhu said...

All the cards are beautiful Colleen!

Jaya Raghuvanshi said...

All the cards are lovely Colleen! Just so perfect with message they carry. I love the choice of your colours and the flower centre in the last card looks gorgeous!

Darnell J Knauss said...

They've certainly inspired me to add these die-cuts to my Wish Book, Colleen! They are stunning and you have showcased them brilliantly in each card. I'm sure the vet will love them! (Great design idea to add the Liquid Pearls!!) Hugs, Darnell

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are beautiful! LOVING the pearls!!!

Benzi said...

Beautiful cards, Colleen. I love the seed heads on the last one.

Lisa said...

Pretty cards Colleen, good luck with the sale!

Betty said...

WOW - great cards - love the color scheme - my favorite is the last one - those pearls in the center are perfect!

Charlene said...

I love these!!!!

Emily Keaton said...

These are so classy and sophisticated. Beautiful work, Colleen!

Shani Thomas said...

How could he not like them? They are very well done, Colleen. Great job on all!

Leslie Miller said...

That's nice that they would want to send sympathy cards. These are wonderful, Colleen!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Very awesome -- Good luck be sure and let us know. Any luck with the Bridal Shop yet?

Maria said...

Very lovely cards, Colleen! They make for the perfect sympathy cards!

Bonnie said...

Very nice! I wish I could get my liquid pearls look like this!

Shirley said...

Very elegant and so appropriate for the purpose too! I love the simplicity and the papers and adds you chose too!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Oh these are so beautiful

Stella said...

These are gorgeous sympathy cards. Just two colors and paired up with embellishments; you choose them so well.
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