Thursday, October 4, 2018

Get Carded: Sad And Glad

Hello: Recently I made greeting cards to comfort a neighbor and to celebrate a niece's wedding. Two very different circumstances, to be sure, but both occasions deserved a nice handcrafted card. 

For the neighbor with a death in the family:

A close-up:

Purple is my go-to color for sympathy cards.

Materials used:
  • white card stock
  • textured purple art paper scrap
  • solid purple art paper scrap
  • heart shape cut from vintage playing card
  • vintage button
  • ribbon scrap
  • "May all your precious memories help bring you peace and comfort through all the days ahead" stamped in lilac ink onto paper scrap, then affixed to card. 
I don't enjoy making sympathy cards, but I think this one turned out pretty well. It may seem odd using a vintage playing card in this way, but the design on the card back is pretty. 

I don't know if our neighbor cared about that vintage playing card design, but she was appreciative that we'd sent the card. 

Happier times prevailed last weekend at our niece's wedding. The "save the date" card and wedding invitation were printed on medium brown card stock, so I used that color as a starting point for my card.

And a close-up:


Materials used:
  • white card stock
  • kraft paper scrap embellished with gold stamp pad ink
  • brown and white patterned art paper scrap
  • white paper scrap
  • off-white, heart-shaped scrapbook embellishment with "truly madly deeply" printed on the heart in gold 
  • "Congratulations" stamped in black ink
  • vintage gold-tone eyelet threaded with three pieces of ribbon
This card's simplicity matched the simple yet stylish design of the "save the date" and invitation mailings we'd gotten. A wedding card with an over-the-top design didn't seem right.

Congratulations to Courtney and Jake! And I hope our neighbor will be able to take the words on the front of her card to heart. 

Sad or glad, I'll make a card to match the occasion. 

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