Friday, 4 May 2012

Here for you, always

Thanks for visiting from the Card a Day Blog!
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)
My work in progress in Silhouette Studio
couple walking
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.


  1. Wonderful way to show support for someone. Card is well done.

  2. Shelley love the image you picked for this card. These are always the hardest cards for me to make.
    Cindy F

    1. The couple I made this for are always going on walks together... so the graphic was a natural. There are some good illustrations at the link I included in the post. The one I used was actually a graphic that I traced from that site, and colored digitally. Thanks!