Wednesday 25 October 2017

…And death a note unsaid

I’ve taken a break from Hallowe’en cards to make a sympathy card featuring a sentiment from the Thoughts & Prayers set by Stampin’ Up! and the Glamorous die from Penny Black.

The current theme at CASology is cherish, which reminded me I needed to make some cards to start a sympathy card stash.  Why?  Well, because every time I need to make a sympathy card I think about how much I cherish the people who matter the most to me.  And why a sympathy card stash?  Because there have been so many times I’ve needed to make them this year that I’ve decided to try the umbrella theory.  You know; when you take your umbrella it never rains.  So hopefully making a stash of sympathy cards will stop the need for them, at least until the new year.

As I wanted to make up a few cards I needed a design that was quick and easy, which this one was.  A quick die cut, some inking and spritzing with water, add in the sentiment and mat the whole lot up.  Helps that I think CAS is the best style for sympathy cards.  Quick and easy also happens to be the theme at Sunny Day Crafting so I’m entering my card there.

Cardz 4 Guys are looking for sympathy cards, as well as ones for remembrance and just thinking of you so I’m linking my card up there too.

Chalks & Powders etc
Dies, SVGs & Templates etc
Penny Black Dies ~ 51-117 Glamorous
Inks & Paints etc
Tim Holtz Distress Ink ~ Candied Apple, Embossing, Forest Moss, Mowed Lawn, Mustard Seed, Peeled Paint & Picked Raspberry
Bazzill Classic Cardstock ~ White
Bazzill Prismatic Cardstock ~ Black
Arches Watercolor Paper ~ 185gsm Smooth

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. This is a really beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Sian.

  2. Sorry about the linky trouble, but it's working now. Would love you to link up your card.
    Janis, Owner and Design Team Member at Sunny Day Crafting

  3. Your card is lovely. I hope your umbrella theory works.. God Bless.

  4. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz, good luck!!! Amy DT

  5. Your card is beautiful! I really love it! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Cardz 4 Guyz! Cyndi, DT

  6. Emily, I hope your umbrella theory works! If you had to have a stash of sympathy cards on hand, this is one I would want in my stash. Simple, beautiful, comforting. I lov that poppy die, and your inking is fabulous. Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!

  7. Wow - That flower glows! Love it. So happy you could join in the fun at CASology this week.


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