A long-standing, good friend has just lost her mother during the Christmas holidays. This is a tough time that many of us have experienced, and it is difficult enough without happening during Christmas. I attended a lovely Open House several days ago held on behalf of her and her family, and I wanted to make and send a sympathy card to let her know I'm thinking about her a lot.
I am using some stamp sets and products that I have had for some time, because they just spoke to me when thumbing through some of my cardmaking stash to decide what I wanted to do. I used the Deco Labels framelits to shape my stamped flower and its Garden Green background mat. I tried a little modification of the Deco Labels framelit by using its belly to form my sentiment shape and its green background mat. Finally, I embossed the surface of the black card front with Stampin' Up's Square Lattice embossing folder, which has been retired now for several years. I have always loved this embossing folder as it lends itself easily to many types of occasions from masculine cards, to Halloween cards, to just this type of card. . .in sympathy.
Take a peek below at the finished product, along with the inside design and verse that I created. I hope the verse brings my friend some solace.
Recipe: SU cardstocks: Basic Black, Whisper White, Garden Green, Melon Mambo. SU Stamps: Simply Sketched (retired June 2014). SU Framelit dies: Deco Labels. SU Embossing Folder: Square Lattice. SU Markers: Melon Mambo, Garden Green. SU ribbon: 3/8" Gumball Green. EK punch: Victorian Photo Corner. Jewelry Essentials Facets. Computer-made verse.