With Deepest Sympathy

Hi there ribbon lovers.  Today I have a sympathy card to share.  I find sympathy cards to be difficult to make and I like to keep them kind of simple.  I think this one fits the bill.  I topped the card off with a pretty bow I made with ribbon and string from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
9-28-16-1I was shooting for a CAS look, and for me this is pretty ‘clean and simple’.  I did use multiple layers but I kept a clean background with the pretty leaf inclusion paper.  I stamped the sentiments and butterflies right on this artist paper.9-28-16-2

The pretty die is the Cherry Blossom die from Cheery Lynn Designs and I think it’s perfect for this card.
For a video tutorial on how to make this simple Faux Bow, please click HERE.

I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create #189 – Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday #250/251 – Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination #105 – Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamps – Anything Goes
Creates and Makes #4 – Anything Goes/ Optional Use a Die
Deep Ocean Challenge #138 – Anything Goes
Retro Rubber Challenge #48 – Tie Me Up
Sunny Day Crafting #16 – Anything Goes
TTCRD – Anything Goes
Artistic Inspiration #164 – Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart #129 – Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion #331 – Anything Goes

Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Stamps:  Just Rite Stampers Caring Thoughts Sentiments
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs B775 Cherry Blossom
Zutter Bow-it-All V3.0
Adhesive:   Stick It Adhesive Sheets, Scotch ATG, Art Institute Glitter Designer Dries Clear AdhesiveE6000
6mm adhesive pearls
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Grape Jelly
Natural Mulberry Paper


18 thoughts on “With Deepest Sympathy”

  1. Amazing details. I love your use of color and mulberry paper. Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge! Beautiful colors and design. Well done!

  2. Hi Bonnie! What a gorgeous card for such a sad occasion. However I am sure it will be well appreciated by the recipient. The colors are so subtle and I love the bow! Perfect! Beautifully done! Thank you for playing along with us at Retro Rubber! (ps – we have a limit of no more than 10 challenges to be considered for a top pick position so although we cannot consider your card for that I am happy that you played along and hope you continue to do so in the future.)

    1. Sorry about that Jane. You can delete my entry. I missed that stipulation. There is no code on the Paper Playful listing about how many challenges you can enter. You may want to add that on there. Thanks for stopping by and for your lovely comment.

      1. Hi Bonnie! We don’t delete any entries because if you go to the trouble to find us, we would like you to remain! I didn’t realize that PP did that and I will contact them and let them know! Thank you for that tip!!!

  3. Beautiful card!! I absolutely love the colors for this layout. Your bow is gorgeous!! I always try to have a butterfly on a sympathy card and yours are so pretty. Thank you for playing along with Retro Rubber and hope you will join us again soon.

  4. Wonderful sympathy card with lots of fun details. I love my Zutter Bows-it-all v.2 and regularly pull it out to add the right bow to a card! Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber this challenge and come and share again soon!

  5. Nobody ever likes having to send or receive a sympathy card, but this is beautiful and will surely be a comfort when needed. Thanks so much for stopping by to share your wonderful card in our challenge. I can’t adequately express how grateful I am to have you share your talents with us, Bonnie. It means so much. Have a blessed week!
    Word Art Wednesday

  6. Beautiful card! Love the colors for the sympathy card!
    Thanks for joining our ATG challenge at Through the craft room door!
    Hope to see you back next week!

    Aly DT member TTCRD

  7. I agree with you about Sympathy cards, I too find them difficult. I think you have got it right here, elegant with a really nice palette. I love the bow, absolute perfection. Thanks for playing with us this time at Retro Rubber, hope to see you in the gallery again soon. Claire DT

  8. Your soft, pretty card is sure to comfort in time to need. I love the gentle color palette and the pretty bow. Thanks for sharing at Word Art Wednesday. May God bless you this week.
    Guest Designer

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