Monday, January 4, 2016

Uh oh! Sympathy Cards Needed

My cousin requested a few specialty sympathy cards a few weeks ago. A young teen lost her fight with Cystic Fibrosis. The requirements were as follows: her favorite color was purple and turquoise for CF association, and she liked butterflies. 

I tried to incorporate all of that in one card and it just looked like a hot mess. There is no evidence of that first draft left on the planet. I am sure I could if it hadn't been right before Christmas. I decided to break it down into two different cards. My cousin could then choose to use one or both of the cards. 

I used the Heartfelt Sympathy stamp set from the Annual Catalog. Since the purple card has such strong colors, I chose to soften the butterfly by cutting it out of vellum. It created a subtle accent to the sympathy focal point.

For the Cystic Fibrosis card, I used their colors, yellow, bright blue and turquoise. It is not my favorite color combination but the symbolism of the colors means so much. I softened the bold colors with the doily and embossing the yellow in the dotted folder. 

It was fun to make custom cards. Of course every card I make is custom, but to get a special request I was quite honored! 

I hope Maddie is at peace now. CF is such a brutal disease. I worked in XRAY in a hospital many years ago, and saw daily the affects it ravaged on young people. My heart goes out to everyone affected by CF.

Thank you for stopping by. Happy Stamping, Sandy

Thank you for stopping by today!

Keep being creative, Sandy

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