Freshly Made Sketches: with sympathy

Happy Monday.
There has been several losses out there…I dread making sympathy cards.  I always tend to go non-traditional:
paper:  chickaniddy crafts/scrumptious  stamps:  reverse confetti/petals ‘n posies  ink:  stampin’ up white embossing  other:  reverse confetti square tag/heart to heart confetti cuts, cork
The card base is the denim patterned paper by Chickaniddy Crafts.  I love the color green and think of it as a cheerful but not overbearing color.

I was inspired by

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square tag
reverse confetti square tag

heart to heart
reverse confetti heart to heart

petals 'n posies
reverse confetti petals ‘n posies

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30 thoughts on “Freshly Made Sketches: with sympathy”

  1. I hear you on the sympathy cards! i feel the same way!!
    This is one is gorgeous though!! Great colors and i love the patterns!!
    Thank you so much for joining us at FMS!!

  2. Oh man! How bittersweet – horrible reason to make a card…but such a beautiful card! I love that green color, a perfect, subtle but happy color! ❤️

  3. Sympathy cards are so hard to make, but you've done a beautiful job, Amy. The heart is the sweetest touch.

  4. Sorry for the need of this card, Amy. I agree, sympathy cards are the hardest to make but this one is perfect.

  5. Your card is beautiful Amy! Sympathy cards are so hard to make and I just LOVE your non traditional colors for this!

  6. Very pretty, amy… I don't hate making sympathy cards. I just remember how appreciated they are… this one will be loved…
    =] Michele

  7. Such a pretty card Amy! I agree sympathy cards are not my favorite either, but you sure did a wonderful job on this one!

  8. Sympathy cards are always difficult for me, too. I find it's easier to make them when I don't need one. This 'non-traditional' card is wonderful. Thanks for sharing with us at FMS this week!

  9. I agree…I don't anyone likes making sympathy cards…truly, the hardest. Yours is sooo very sweet!

  10. I agree…sympathy cards are tough to make. You did a wonderful job with this one—-so sweet!

  11. Oh I think we all can agree that Sympathy cards are never easy to make, Amy. I have a couple of stamps (old Stampin' Up set) that are my go-to for these cards. You created a lovey one here, and I am sure your thoughtfulness will be appreciated.

  12. This is a beautiful card, the colors u picked are just right for the sympathy card and heart is a fab touch 🙂

  13. Such a pretty, non-traditional sympathy card. I'm sure it'll bring a smile to whoever receives this card <3

  14. sympathy cards are seriously the toughest cards to make, I think. But you did a great job on this! I love the colors, and the hanging tag is perfect. It's classic and elegant, but stands out from the crowd, too!

  15. Now that you say it, I concur … green is a good, non-emotional color for a sympathy card. Good call!

  16. Sorry for the loss, but I love the non-traditional, haven't done much of that for sympathy cards..

  17. I agree with you regarding sympathy cards – hard to make on so many levels – yet you've created a lovely one here. Non-traditional yes, but still conveying the essence of gentleness and thoughtfulness that such cards call for. I think this is heart-warming!

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