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>> Friday, January 15, 2010

I rarely make sympathy cards because it seems weird to me. I feel handmade cards should be cherished and who wants to keep a sympathy card?  (Not me!)  But, when my  family and close friends receive a store bought card from me they always make a comment about why I didn't make it, regardless of the occassion.  So, every now and then I will make a batch of sympathy cards to have on hand.  I never feel crafty enough after learning about someone's passing to whip one up when it's needed.

Here are 2 sympathy cards I've recently made using DRS Designs Triple Crosses (G510)

I always try to keep handmade sympathy cards simple. On each of these cards, the Triple Crosses image was stamped with brown ink and I used the masking technique to sponge the grass and sky areas around the crosses.  I paired the crosses with the sentiment "With Sympathy" (F687) on the card above.  I love it's simple and elegant design.  The sentiment on the card below is G598 Many Hearts of Sorrow.  I like this sentiment, becuase it is so true and it conveys the feeling of support for those left behind.

DRS Designs has a generous collection of stamps to help you create those extra special sympathy cards to have on hand when needed.  You can see all of their religious designs HERE and their sympathy sentiments HERE.

Thanks for visiting today & have a great weekend!


Cathy Indelicato said...

Such pretty cards - great job!

Debbie Seyer said...

Wonderful cards!

Beth Norman said...

Beautiful. The colours are lovely. Great masking.

Samantha said...

Lovely cards Jennifer. The colors and shading are wonderful.

Dawn said...

I love the colors and the layouts. i Know what you mean about sympathy cards...making them ahead of time is a great idea...

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

These are so pretty, Jennifer! I love the colors and the clean designs are very soothing.

Sue said...

Beautiful Cards Jennifer! I love the blue/green combo. I kinda like making sympathy cards, they're always calm, relaxing and soothing.

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