Monday, January 26, 2015

Simple, but elegant Sympathy card

Hello, friends!
Simple, but elegant Sympathy card
Today, I have a card that I made for the Bitten By the Bug challenge. This week's challenge called for a Sympathy card. I typically do not make these in advance as I don't want to tempt fate and have to use it. Universe, pay no attention to this card! Keep all of my friends and their families safe! 

Ok, let's talk about this card. I made it using Artfully Sent and Art Philosophy cartridges. If you use the file I provided, you will not have to figure out the pieces that go behind wreath. If you do not have an Explore, I would cut a piece of green paper to fit and use circles for the flowers. Stick the circles on the backside and then add the green piece. I would also add a white piece to cover that, so the recipient does not see the green paper.

If you have an Explore, here is the file: Sympathy card file

If you do not have an Explore, here are the sizes:
wreath card (Artfully Sent) - 5.5"
Oval (Art Philosophy) - 1.5"

Simple, but elegant Sympathy card

Simple, but elegant Sympathy card closeup
Simple, but elegant Sympathy card sideview
Simple, but elegant Sympathy card sideview
supplies I used

January stamp special



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Joan Smith said...

OH YAY !st comment!!
What a gorgeous card...OMG you really did outdo yourself WOW!! Love the colors and ribbon...what an outstanding creative job!!
I'm sorry but I have to LOL and I did shake my finger at the Universe in honor of your statement. YOU ROCK!

Thanks for the cut file....again.....

Marilyn said...

What a stunning card! I love the simplicity in the look, but yet such a beautiful card. Love your choice of colors.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the cut-out style of the wreath w/ flowers. Like how you added pops of color.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

LST in Colorado said...

Lovely card and the colors are uplifting as well. Avery elegant.

Busy Bee Vinyl Creations said...

This card is absolutely beautiful! I love the colors and just how elegant it is. Thank you for sharing.
Kathy U:)


Auntie Em said...

So gentle and sweet! I love the way you added in the colours for the dainty little blossoms on the sprays of leaves. The ribbon really adds a lovely touch to raise the sentiment up.
Thanks for sharing this lovely design! :)

Sue D said...

Beautiful sympathy card--I like this color combo.

Windy said...

Pretty the colors. Sympathy cards are ones I don't have many of on hand, but usually need quickly. This is an idea I will keep to use (hopefully not soon).

Cheryl W said...

Beautiful card! Is the wreath card in the Artfully Sent or Art Philosophy cartridge? I'm assuming the oval is in the other one.

Brenda said...

This is a beautiful sympathy card Melanie! I know what you mean about not tempting fate. I love the colors you used on this card, so pretty and serene and yet simplicity is what makes this card work so well. Hugs, Brenda

Vanessa said...

What a pretty card! Thanks for sharing the details with us!

Debbie (from Sugar Land) said...

I figure sympathy cards are like umbrellas - if I bring an umbrella, then it won't rain... so if I have cards ready, then I won't need them. This one is lovely!

Caroline said...

I love the pretty colors of your card and the cut is beautiful. You made a stunning card! The ribbon is so pretty, too.

Sharon said...

Your card is so beautiful Melanie!! I love the flowers and that fabulous ribbon behind the sentiment!!! :)

moknowsall said...

beautiful card. I love the colors.


Kelly Plamondon said...

Melanie, this card is FABULOUS!!! I was asked the other day if I could only keep one Cricut cartridge which one would it be. I said CTMH Art Philosophy. Thank you for sharing!

Mayras Designs said...

Wonderful design and card Melanie !!

Unknown said...

What a beautiful card Melanie, you are so gifted.
I have a question, when you give the file name of the card for the explore how would I get to it on the Explore ? Just ordered an Explore and just learning all about it. Thanks so much.

Scrapping Girl said...

Beautiful, just like everything you make!

Shannon said...

I love this card. I'm a new cricut user and needed to make a sympathy card. Loved this design but I can't get the link to work. Is it still available?