Hello, friends! If you joined me yesterday, you know that this week I’m sharing some projects for those occasions when you are sending your get well wishes for someone under the weather and for sending your sympathy for those very hard times like when there is a serious illness or a death of a loved one. Sympathy cards can be a challenge because you may often find yourself trying to create with a heavy heart. But you should take comfort in the idea that you will be sending a bit of empathy and compassion during a difficult time. Today, designer Keia Shipp-Smith shares a lovely card for one of these hard occasions.

Sympathy cards do not need to always be somber. There will be enough seriousness surrounding a tragic event or a prolonged illness. As long as your card is respectful, it is sure to bring comfort to someone who needs it. Keia’s card is a wonderful example of this. She used our Wildflower Bouquet and stuck with rich colors — nothing garish or overly bright. By placing her colored bouquet on a Braided embossed background that has been subtly sponged in complimentary colors, she adds a touch of elegance to balance out the non-traditional bouquet. The sentiment from Clearly Planned – Faith, Hope, Love is very appropriate and Keia has added just a few vellum butterflies from In Flight Overlays for a sweet detail.

Would you like to re-create Keia’s card? You can find step-by-step instructions with a full supply list below. Simply click on the image below for your FREE download. Have a joyful day and come back tomorrow as I share a card from the talented Jean Manis!