This weekend I had to make three sympathy cards. I find these the most difficult to make because I always want to choose happy colors. So I did a little surfing on the web for inspiration and finally settled on a couple of card maps from Becky Fleck. I find I go to the page and card maps more and more because the results are so much better than just my own feeble attempts!
This first card I used the branch and flowers cut from Gypsy Wanderings and of course my Gypsy with the Cricut. The sentiment is a clear stamp from a set I don't know where! I used my chocolate chip Stampin' Up ink pad and all the paper is KaiserCraft Hippy Girl Collection. The inside of all three cards is stamped with a wood mount rubber stamp by The Stamp Barn. It says "When someone you love becomes a memory, The memory becomes a treasure.
I bought the stamp a few months back to make a sympathy card for a dear friend, little did I know I would be using it so much!
The second card I used more KaiserCraft, Hippy Girl and tried to keep it all green for a challenge on the Circle Member blog. The challenge was to use either a rainbow of colors or tone-on-tone greens. I opted for the greens. The other requirement is to use two different cricut cuts. I used the label from gypsy wanderings and a tag from Tags, Bags, Boxes and More. There is a touch of gold (touch of gold was another requirement) in the background paper and I considered adding some to the tag, but being a sympathy card I erred on the side of subdued. I had to take the photos at work in the AM before delivering the cards so I am unable to get a close-up of the details. The sentiment is from Pink by Design and again I used my choclolate chip Stampin' Up ink pad.
The final card was made still using all Hippy Girl from KaiserCraft and no cuts from the Cricut! I used the chipboard embellishments from the collection and some rub-ons. The sentiment is stamped with a clear stamp from Scripted Year from Pink by Design.