Feels Like Frost Sympathy Card

It’s been a rough almost 3 weeks. I’ve been sick, on my third round of antibiotics, and am very thankful for this week for Thanksgiving break.

However, the circle of life keeps moving on, and I needed to create a sympathy card for one of the administrators at school whose father recently passed away. I think these cards are the most difficult to create, especially for a male, and I don’t keep a stash of these cards on hand. It’s also important for me to create these cards when I need them, and this one is for a male and his family.

The Freshly Made Sketches 412 challenge really helped me with this particular card. The sketch allowed me to create a very clean card using some gorgeous DSP.

Here’s my card:

Here’s the challenge banner:

Clean and Simple

The FMS412 sketch inspired a clean and simple card. My list of supplies was minimal as well. In addition to the base, I used a sentiment from the retired Lasting Lily stamp set. I don’t really have many sympathy sentiments, and forget that until I need another card. Therefore, I must remember to order a current stamp set for these cards. I then cropped the sentiment using the Stitched Rectangle die set.

The DSP really does all the work for this card. When I was trying to figure out the base, I wound up choosing Highland Heather, which isn’t on the coordinating color list. Purple Posy is on the list, but I wanted something bolder for the base.

At first, I thought that I would run the base through the Big Shot using the Sublte 3D embossing folder. However, I wanted clean lines, so I decided against doing that.

Dimensionals added a pop to the sentiment. The ribbon added texture and a much needed “something” to balance the card. Feels Like Frost DSP carried the whole card. I left the inside blank because a number of us needed to sign the card.

In the Freshly Made Sketches way, I finished with clean lines. In my humble opinion, it’s a beautiful card, and the sketch easily lends itself to a multitude of options.

As always,

Thank you so very much for stopping by my blog today. I appreciate your the time you take to read, and comment, on my cards.

Have a Peachy Day!


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