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