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With Sympathy

Hey There! I'm back today with a card I unfortunately 'had' to make. I needed a masculine sympathy card, if that makes any sense. I know it has a ribbon, but I couldn't resist. Anyway, it's for a family friend who lost his mom near the holidays. His mom was my mom's friend for a very long time (before we were thought of). Losing loved ones during the holidays is very difficult. I know this because right before I started blogging, my father passed away two days after Christmas. You just never know if someone will be here tomorrow, so remember to show you care.

This card was inspired by CPS Sketch 148. I cheated a bit and placed the center focal point off the left so it fit my card design. Hey...I couldn't be called a designer if I did not go off and make it my own, right?!

Thanks so much for stopping by. I also wanted to say thanks for all of the comments on yesterday's card. Whenever I think a card is not up to par, you all show me much love to change my mind! I appreciate that so much! Have a great Tuesday and do something for yourself!

  1. Trim kraft cardstock into an A2 card base.
  2. Trim spring rain cardstock to fit card front, stamp background design, and ink edges.
  3. Stamp leaf pattern and adhere to card front.
  4. Tie ribbon around card front into a bow.
  5. Die cut label, stamp sentiment and images, then pop off card front.

Stamps :: Papertrey Ink - turning a new leaf, communique curves sentiments, vintage labels; Cornish Heritage Farms - distressed grid
Ink :: Papertrey Ink - enchanted evening; Ranger - antique linen; Stampin' Up! - river rock
Paper :: Papertrey Ink - kraft, spring rain
Embellishments :: Papertrey Ink - enchanted evening polka dot ribbon
Tools :: Spellbinders - labels 4 nestabilities


Lea L. said...

This is fabulous Ashley!! I love that stamped background...looks just like patterned paper! And I adore that ribbon! Thanks for playing at CPS this week!


Sarah-Jane Kalé said...

Ashley... this is a really lovely card. Absolutely PERFECT for a sympathy card. My thoughts are with you and your friends family.

xx Sarah

itsallrosi said...

great job with this, your friend will appreciate it

Karla Kroese said...

Beautiful card! My thoughts are with your friend - he will be blessed by your gesture!

Laura Davis said...

This is beautiful Ashley!

Anonymous said...

I'm sure he really appreciated you making this great card for him. As always, your eye for design was right on point. :)

I know the holidays are bitter-sweet for you; but I hope that with time, the sweet will begin to outweigh the bitter. *hugs*

Maile Belles said...

Beautiful card! Love your hand made PP. Your frind and his family will be in my prayers (you too, as you remeber your father).

naomi chokr said...

Im sorry for your loss. I lost my grandfather 3 years ago the day after Christmas. He held on till Christmas. It was tough.

Your card is great..... i don't ever like making sympathy cards. I only make them when I need to.

Kathy Martin said...

Your style is so elegant! I LOVE it! :) Kathy

Alice said...

beautiful elegant card, Ashley!

Unknown said...

stunning card Ashley! love your take on the CPS sketch this week :)

Susan W said...

Beautiful card, Ashley! I'm sure it will put a much needed lift in your friend's spirit. I love that grid background- totally thought it was patterned paper!

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