so sorry for your loss | global design project


Sympathy cards are always a challenge.  I designed this for a dear friend of mine who recently lost her mother.  I’m to that age where unfortunately I think this is going to be happening more often and it breaks my heart.  

I’m a non-traditional maker of sympathy cards, the thought of designing a stark black and white project isn’t necessarily something that I would want to receive during a time of grief.  

I don’t tend to mix + match manufacturers when putting a card together but I don’t have too many sentiments that work for sympathy cards.  It doesn’t help that I had a certain design I wanted to use.

I started off with a pale blue base, I layered an A2 panel with another panel of the same color but .25 inch smaller, Stampin’ Up Soft Sky.

The center panel is Bazzill – Butter Mint.  I stamped the Mama Elephant Snowy Tree in Catherine Pooler – Mint to Be.  I inked up the edges with Antique Linen Distress Oxide.  I ran it through my die cutter with the PTI – Linen & Canvas Impression Plate.

The MFT sentiment from their More Essentials Sentiments was inked up in Memento – Rich Cocoa. 

I finished it off with Stampin’ Up twine.

I was inspired by the Global Design Project – Case the Designer challenge:

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  1. Serene, deeply lovely card, Amy. I too find I'm often drawn to non-traditional styles of sympathy cards. In particular, I am often inspired to create designs that include something in the sky, such as a kite, hot air balloon, the moon or stars, etc.

    For some, this could been seen as looking towards heaven/the great beyond, for others (or in conjunction with such) it be an uplifting reminder that, in due time, brighter skies will fill their days again.

    Autumn Zenith šŸ§” Witchcrafted Life

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