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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Sympathy Card

I made the following card for my Sister-in-Law, who just lost her brother. (RIP, dear Brian)
This was made w/ a “twist”, as I utilized some Anaglypta wallpaper that I had. When I first looked at the border (below), I immediately saw a beautiful tail for a bird. If you click on the pic, it will enlarge and you can see the detail in the different style of embossing. I used another piece, which resembled feathers, for the body of the bird.


Tools/Items:-Cricut Expression
Cricut Design Studio
Cricut Cartridges (see below)
Glue (regular & Zig Two-Way for small items)
Patterned Paper
Anaglypta Wallpaper
Martha Stewart corner/border punch (Quilted)
Rubber Stamp – “Thinking of You”

Cricut Cartridges used:-

Beyond Birthdays – dove
Cindy Loo – frame w/ swirl
Jasmine – “With Sympathy”
Sentimentals – envelope, in dove’s mouth

The sentiment is computer-generated.

Sympathy cards, to me, are supposed to be minimal, but tasteful --- w/ not too much glitz. When I spotted the Anaglypta paper, the whole card just too flight (no pun intended). I used Martha’s Punch around the Page for a background for the dove, in flight, adding a li’l envelope, depicting "sending a message".

I used Design Studio to be able to skew the frame, inside the card, to the size I needed. It was great to be able to stretch/size the swirl to fit the stretched image. This can also be achieved on the Cricut Gypsy. Wasn’t sure whether the sentiment (With Sympathy) from “Jasmine” would rip, because it was so tiny, but I think one of my angels was w/ me, whilst I was creating this card. Everything just fell into place, nicely.

Thanks for looking. Hopefully, you won’t have to make too many Sympathy cards but, just in case you do, you are more than welcome to scraplift mine. :-)


  1. Sorry about your SIL's brother. This card is very nice - Sympathy Cards are so hard to make tfs

  2. Nice card. Sorry for your SIL. Thanks for the design idea-it is very pretty.

  3. Thank you for becoming a follower - I was a follower on your blog already - thanks again.

  4. very elegant and you are very clever.
    so sorry about the family loss.

  5. Linda, so sorry about your sister-in-law's loss! Your card, however, is just gorgeous and should bring comfort!

    Love how you used the wallpaper -- how clever!

  6. Very elegant card Linda. I'm so sorry it was for such a sad occasion. Thanks for entering the challenge, and good luck to you!


  7. Beautiful! So sorry for the loss of your sister-n-laws brother.

    You're very creative! I've looked over some of your other posts too...love the cards you make!


  8. sorry for the loss of your sil brother. I think the card is just perfect.

  9. Thanks so much for all of your kind remarks!


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