#the100dayproject : handmade card 28/100-2 : with sympathy

#the100dayproject : handmade card 28/100-2 : with sympathy

welcome back friends! does anyone else feel like it should be thursday but in reality it's only tuesday? we'll make it - but man this is already a long week! 

earlier today i was fortunate enough to join two girlfriends for lunch [while appropriately social distancing, especially considering we were the only people in the entire area of the restaurant!] and it was so, so good to sit and laugh for a couple hours. these are work friends and while i see them at work, it's never enough time to fully catch up, so i was grateful for today. i was also telling them about this project and my self-imposed rules. i even showed them the inspiration wheel which, when spun, happened to land on inside element - so that's what i'm focusing on today! 

i haven't created a sympathy card in awhile and while they are high on my list of least favorite types of cards to make, i do know that they are a necessity. so that's the topic that i selected for today's handmade card. 

Handmade card 28/100-2 from #the100dayproject, this sympathy card has a big bold sentiment in dark blue ink that matches the color of the card base. The sentiment is written in a scripty, cursive font and reads "with sympathy". Surrounding the sentiment are small bunches of various wildflowers, all stamped in shades of blue. Light blue leaves and dark blue buds might be unconventional, but they fill the space so nicely and the color scheme is somewhat calming. A bright white envelope is included and is shown with the card.

this card came together using two different stamp sets, one from simon says stamp and the other from mft. i really enjoy pairing supplies to get unlimited amounts of results. the inks i used are from pinkfresh studio because as i mentioned in this post, i just love the small families of coordinating colors. they make creating so easy! 

i'm discovering that i don't think i'm fantastic when it comes to stamping flowers, especially in small groupings, but it's something i'm working on. plus on this card, i wanted the large sentiment to be the bigger focal point. 

as for incorporating an inside element, i used a supporting sentiment from the simon says stamp set. i think people often struggle with what to say when sending this type of card and so i chose a heartfelt sentiment they can expand upon. 

The inside of this sympathy card has a light grey panel so your message will be visible to the recipient. In the middle of the panel is the sentiment which reads "Sending you comfort & hope in this difficult time." and is stamped in dark blue ink coordinating with the card base. When this type of card is required, the thought in sending it is what is so important.

the inside of the card features a light grey panel which matches the panel on the front of the card. i think it's important to send a card during hard times - the recipients will always be grateful to have it and to know that you care. 

A flat-lay angled view of some of the details on the front of this handmade sympathy card. Clusters of flowers in a variety of styles emerge from the left and right sides of the card panel. They are stamped in shades of blue ink to coordinate with the card base. Hand drawn thin grey lines surround the perimeter of the grey panel and overlap the floral design.

two thin grey lines have been hand drawn around the perimeter of the card panel, helping to create a border framing in the design. since the floral color is somewhat unrealistic, the lines are purposely overlapped and diagonal to coordinate in style. 

this card is now available here. i'll be working on creating more options for sympathy and loss cards to add to the online shop - but i'd love to hear your requests. do you prefer muted, softer colors? or how about designs - florals or something with more of a linear concept?

tomorrow's wednesday - we will be half way through the week! woot woot for that!

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