I am sure you are likely agree that our life can be depicted in cards, right?
Recently I got asked to create 15 sympathy cards by my doctor friend Joe.
I have made a few batches of sympathy cards for his use before. Sadly, he ran out of them.
I set out to create a very simple design and kept the colors neutral.
Since I am also busy with our daughter's wedding, I didn't want to spend too much time on designing card sets. In the end, I went with the Dandelion Wishes.
This stamp set is very forgiving as there is little line-up. You can keep the stems and leaves simple.
I tried my best to utilized the various shades of yellow. Because it is sympathy cards, I envisioned in my mind that one of the flying dandelions evokes a feeling of "fallen".
Therefore, I stamped it differently from the rest of the dandelions.
Many of us struggled to make Sympathy cards. I admit, it is not easy.
Here are a few things to consider when making a sympathy card
~clean and simple
~no bright color combo
~pop of colors are OK....so long as the colors fit the theme (such as the dandelion cards)
~nature-themed cards are generally suitable
~still life and floral image are most popular
~white space is needed
I am charging $2 Canadian (it's $1.50 US) a card and give my friend a "deal".
I want to encourage him to use my handmade cards.
What's your thoughts on making sympathy cards? Do you have your go-to images/colors?
I hope my ideas make sense to you. I'd love to hear from you !
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