Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Sympathy Card for a Friend


I had occasion to send a sympathy card to a friend who lost her brother recently.  I have a lot of envelopes which were given to me that takes cards 4.25" x 8.5" so I needed to make my own cards.

I used my NBUS Spellbinders die that my Special Friend picked up for me at a Stamp Show in US.  Isn't it just gorgeous.  The die cut at the bottom comes out of the centre.  There are two other cuts too, and I will no doubt share those with you another time. 
The sentiment is a stamp I picked up quite by chance on a stall in our local market, it was second hand, but just what I needed.  I used DI to stamp it.  I just love the punched details on this die set.
 Here is a close up of the die cut with all the detail.  The flower and butterfly die cuts were made with my Memory Box dies, the flower was from another Special Friend who gave it to me when we met up earlier this year.  You know I love it Kath!!  Again, coloured with DIs.
Right then, off to play in the Playground as there were lots of white snippets used on this card.  I am grateful to Miss of the Playground, who advised use of wax paper for fiddly die cuts, and boy is this a fiddly die cut!  Worth the trouble though I think!  I am also entering this into the Cuttlebug Challenge which this week is "Anything Goes".
Thanks for visiting.  See you on the swings!!


Carol L said...

This is just lovely with the black & white colors, and the die is gorgeous too!

Bonnie said...

So elegant, Sam! Sorry you had to send a sympathy card!

Jenny L said...

Hi Sam,
so sorry for your friends loss.
What a wonderful card for such a sad occasion.
Super design, and great colour used.
Love the fab dies used on this.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

SARN said...

It's always sad to have to make these cards, but this is a BEAUTY mate.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Barb said...

They're always difficult cards to have to make. This is beautiful. I'm so sorry to hear of your friend's loss. Barbxx

Di said...

Absolutely lovely card Sam - LOVE the dies you used, a perfect card for a very sad occasion.


Di xx

lisa said...

Hi Sam, remember me, lol!!!!!! Sorry to have been away for so long. And sorry you've had need to send a sympathy card, but it's a beautiful one and I'm sure your friend will really appreciate it.
I recognise that flower die, I've been using mine a lot recently too. It makes beautiful cards really easily doesn't it.
I hope all is good your end. I'll be in touch!!
Hugs Lisax #36

Kathleen said...

When did you sneak this in, just spotted it, love the black and white effect, it looks stunning, I feel a little case coming on,.

Really cold here tonight, my hands are freezing, wearing jumpers, cardigans and still have my trainer and socks on, to keep my feet warm, Hubby is deaf to my comments on how cold it is and hints of the heating being turned on has fallen on deaf ears.

Hope all is well with you.

Kath x

Kathleen said...

Oops forgot to say, funny but I have just entered the playground with the card I gave you. lol

Jean said...

So sorry you needed to make this card, but it very beautiful. The die cut frame is gorgeous and looks great on the black background.
Jean x

Diane said...

Oh Hettie so sorry for your loss, your card design is wonderful.

Hugs Diane

butterfly said...

It's a beautiful card - I'm sure it was deeply appreciated by your friend.
Alison xx

Darnell J Knauss said...

That has just the right tone and is so beautiful and serene for a sympathy card, Sam! Great use of snippets, too! I'll be over to push you on the swings and I've a new chockie to share. Of course, we'll need to wash it down with some wodka so I'll be wearing my jacket with the big pockets! Hugs, Darnell

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Sam, wonderful card that is for sure, love it... And sad though it is must have cheered their hearts.
Wonderful to use up our NBUS too,
Shaz in Oz.x

Kimbo said...

This is so pretty, love the tough of soft colour

Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time x

scrappymo! said...

OH my goodness Sam...this is gorgeous. That wonderful dies. Sorry for the loss of your friends husband.