Thursday, April 3, 2014

Unity Thursday- Easy Peasy Sale Day



Happy Thursday!

Today I used the Unity set 'With Sympathy' as I needed to make 2 sympathy cards. Not my favourite to make for many reasons. See these simple cards? They took 2 days to make. Two.Days. I truly struggled with how to keep it simple and keep the colours soft so that it wasn't offensive. I am positive i overthought this by 100%. 6 different cards made and these two made the final cut. Which one do you like better? Do you also struggle with Sympathy cards. For example- is it okay to use glitter? I have no idea and maybe there are no rules. 

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Now that is what I call a nice and easy sale!

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33 comments:

scrapclose2theheart said...

I love your Sympathy cards & I love this set. I use it always when I have to make sympathy cards. I think that there are cards in the store with glitter. Hugs~Patti

Cynthia said...

Both cards are lovely, Andrea. I'm sure the recipient will appreciate your thoughtfulness.

PS> I hope you will share a photo of your new pup soon!

jolande said...

Your cards are so lovely!!

Ruby said...

Lovely cards. Soft and pretty.

mlady012 said...

Great sympathy cards!! Sometimes the simple cards take the longest to make!! Congrats on the puppy!

Camille Robinson said...

I certainly do struggle with sympathy cards. Would it be offensive if I said these were AWESOME sympathy cards? If I were in need of sympathy, I would appreciate receiving them for sure--they are lovely!

Houses Built of Cards said...

Beautiful cards Andrea! LOVE the simple soft colors!!!

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Berina RGA said...

both cards are lovely!! they are perfect for sympathy cards!! but yeah!! even I have the same trouble... can we use bright colors?? can we use bling?? what colors can we use??
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Christina said...

Both are lovely and soft, I like the colors you chose and I'm sure a person in need of a sympathy card would feel so loved when receiving these.

Julie Odil said...

both cards are lovely.. I lost my father 3 weeks ago and have seen more than my share of sympathy cards lately.I can tell you hands down the handmade ones were my favorites, regardless of color, glitter, paper, etc.
just make them and send them -- that's whats important.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Stunning card. TFS

Kassi said...

absolutely beautiful! I think I like the second one better, but both are fabulous

Kerri L. said...

Sympathy card are awful. But you did an awesome job.

jules said...

Very comforting sympathy cards

Kris said...

Andrea, the hardest to make because we want them to be perfect. These cards are.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

What soft, beautiful expressions of sympathy. None of us like needing this type of card, but you have made these exceptional.

Crafters Guild Sisters said...

Your cards are gorgeous. I'm the same and always struggle with making sympathy cards as you want them to be just right.

JPScraps said...

The cards are beautiful!

Mandi said...

love that stamp set!!

Michelle said...

I love both. Great soft colors. I especially like the second one.

Sue D said...

Wonderful sympathy cards--I know how hard these are to make. I like the first one just a little more.

Kris B said...

Both your cards are lovely and thoughtful! I like the first one best. I agree sympathy cards are the hardest to make, but you've done a wonderful job with these!

robinann17 said...

Your sympathy cards are lovely - I especially like the first one. My mom passed away on March 9th and I've received many cards. Many of the store bought cards have some glitter highlights. The colors are usually soft pastels. Some cards have a bit more color. I also received many handmade cards. Every card is a treasure to me, but the handmade cards are so comforting. From my recent experience I would say that the colors, the glitz, the style don't really matter. Receiving cards are like looking at your loved one through the eyes of others, people who witnessed a part of her life. All sympathy cards are little reminders that your loved one gave love, was loved, and is still carried in the hearts of many.

Gaylynn said...

I like them both. Such peaceful scenes too. :)

joybear said...

Both are awesome! Very soft pretty..comforting.

Leanne said...

Beautiful card!

Ann Mcclenaghan said...

Very pretty cards. I think I do like the 2nd one best tho with the layer of the softest pink. I have tried to do sympathy cards but did not complete. It is a good stamp set tho. Thank you for sharing.

michelegeorgern said...

The first word that came to mind when I looked at your cards was "peaceful". They are both lovely.

Amy C. said...

Beautiful sympathy card!

Janis said...

My goodness, these are lovely. Such beautiful and sensitive creations.
<3 J

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HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Karen (karey2005) said...

Those are lovely. Soft colors, love the design.

Cazzy said...

Gorgeous cards, I love this style of card with birds and branches.

Cazzy x

Linda said...

I love the pattern paper.