Sympathy cards always seem to be for deaths…. My card today is an empathy and support card that I made for a family, as they are facing that very possibility (death), much too early. Their path will be one step at a time, together, and that is what I drew my inspiration from.
- Card front size… a full page (8 1/2 inch by 11 inch)
- Inside information and construction… The inside of the card will be blank sheets of paper for people to sign their thoughts and feelings for the family (It’s a group card for work) The card will be compiled like a duotang from school.
- Tools used… Silhouette cutter, Silhouette Studio, Printer
- Graphic inspiration from a photography tutorial at digital photography school
- Font… Amienne, that I adjusted in node editing mode, so the closed loops (in the e’s, o’s and f became open)
The card base was made from two pieces of scrapbook paper, cut to 11 inches wide by 11 1/2 inches tall.
I scored the narrow side at 3/4 inch, 1 1/2 inch, 2 1/4 inch., and accordion folded the folds. I glued front and back together, overlapping one of the accordian folds, and inserted 3 sheets of paper for people to write on.
I used my paper drill to drill 3 sets of 2 holes, about 3/4 inch apart, along the binding edge of the card. I had some neat multi-colored yard that I tied the binding with.
The card was simply finished by gluing the picture and sentiment on top.
Here is a picture of my finished card front:
Very simple, but I know that it will be filled with heartwarming memories for their family.