Today I'm sharing a very quick card I made for a friend who unfortunately lost her mum just before New Years. I've not made a sympathy card previously and I wasn't sure what from my stash would be suitable, considering that most of my style and thus supplies are bright and cheerful and clearly that wasn't the appropriate tone for such an occasion. Instead, I decided to just keep it simple and let my letter inside speak for itself.
The paper was recently given to me from a friend. It's not card weight paper and not a colour or design I would have chosen myself but it was perfect for this project. If you look very closely, you can see there is a very subtle mottled pink tone running through the blue, which helps to give it a hint of warmth, which I felt was important here.
I stamped the flowers using an Ali Edwards stamp set and set rhinestones in their centers. The 'thinking of you' sentiment came from another stamp set of about 20 or so different cards sentiments. I honestly didn't have anything else fitting for a sympathy card but I liked how this was not only accurate (I have been thinking of her and her family) but not directly sad.
Finally, I added the bird sticker, which is from a My Mind's Eye chalkboard sticker collection. The space needed an embellishment there for balance, even though I wanted to keep the overall design simple, and I liked how it felt dove-like. As a final touch, I popped the little pink heart into the sentiment, inked the edges in blue and called it done.