Saturday 20 December 2014

With Sympathy

I always find it difficult to come up with a design for a sympathy card.  A friend's nephew was tragically involved in a fatal accident this week and I've been trying to think, over the last couple of days, of an appropriate design for a card to send.  I didn't want a design with lots of flowers, as I wanted to make the card a bit more masculine.  By chance, a die I won for a challenge back in September arrived yesterday.  It seemed fate that it arrived this week, because as soon as I saw it, I knew it would be perfect for my card.
I was wondering about the best way to add a sentiment, when I remembered seeing the instructions for a clever way of getting the sentiment into a die cut shape over on Pixie's Crafty Workshop HERE.  The die is "Birds on a Branch" by Die-namites.

As I used blue, black and white snippets, I'll be sharing my card on Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 156 & 157, when it reopens in the morning.


  1. A lovely card and very appropriate for the sad occasion needed for. Hugs Mrs A.

  2. Beautiful card,the birds are very nice!Merry Christmas for you!

  3. Thi is indeed a good die for a sympathy card! Love the cloud embossing as well.

  4. This is just gorgeous,love the

  5. Beautiful card design Liz, for such a sad occasion..

    Wishing you a Merry Christmas..

    Pam x

  6. I find making sympathy cards is so hard because of the circumstances. This is a very appropriate male card and I do like the design die on it. Thanks for reminding me of Di's way to place the sentiment. That's a great tip.

  7. Hi Liz, first of all I'm so very sad to hear you had to make this card in the first place. But, it really is just perfect - such a beautiful die cut and I'm so pleased my idea helped you with the sentiment. Of course it wasn't my idea in the first place but thank you for giving credit :)

    Hope you have a good Christmas Liz!


    Di xx

  8. This is a beautiful die and made a lovely sympathy card! So sorry you needed one. Hope you have a lovely Christmas.

  9. This is a really nice card, Liz, and will be appreciated during this tragic time for your friend. I like the clean colors and the lovely diecut.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  10. Perfect for the sad occasion. xxx


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