Friday, April 8, 2016

JAI #306 Just add sympathy

Hello there,
well we have just about made it out of the cough zone at home. Just in time for school holidays too. Since my stamping time tends to get contracted during the holidays I have been trying to get ahead with some projects and this week's Just Add Ink challenge from Jan - to Just add Sympathy was first on the list. Sadly I will more than likely need to use this one this year as a long term family friend is struggling with cancer :(

I started by having a bit of a rummage through Pinterest for sympathy cards and discovered from that, that what appealed to me was lots of white and a little touch of green. So that's where I started. I also liked the idea of incorporating the sunburst die and decided to double layer it (the top layer is Shimmer White) to give it greater presence. Then I softened the strong lines by using vellum foliage. Knowing I will have to use this does make me sad but I'm also glad that I'm prepared.

Sympathy cards are tough to make and tough to give but are important to provide comfort and support to those who have lost someone they loved.

Hope you can join us. Please do check out the rest of the DT for some wonderful inspiration.

Thanks for visiting,

Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Turning a New Leaf (PaperTrey Ink), Sending You (PTI)
Cardstock: Whisper White, Shimmer White, Basic Gray, Vellum
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Basic Gray
Accessories: Circle framelits, Sunburst thinlets die, Turning a New Leaf dies (PaperTrey Ink), Doubled ended banner dies (PTI), Linen thread, Dimensionals, Tear and Tape, Staples


  1. I'm so sorry Kim, that you will likely need this card. It's never an easy time. The layered sunburst is a truly beautiful and elegant feature here. It is as though it is sending out your sentiment. The soft greens and vellum touches add layers of softness. This is a truly stunning card Kim xx

  2. Simply beautiful Kim. So elegant, soft and utterly gorgeous (if you can say that about a sympathy card)...Lovely product choice too! xx

  3. I'm sorry to hear that you have a family member that's so unwell. I do love the card you've made - vellum and a touch of green is beautifully soft and low key - as a sympathy card should be. xxx

  4. This is a beautiful card Kim, and I think the colours you have chosen are so soft and soothing!
    I am so sorry to hear about your friend, it is never an easy thing watching someone close to you battling such a terrible disease. xx

  5. This is so beautiful Kim. So elegant. I love the vellum on the white and the little pop of green. Just stunning! Rochelle xo


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