Thursday, March 07, 2019

CASE Yourself - Let's Get Hopping Round 18 - Sympathy Card

Welcome to our lovely blog hop. This month we are CASE-ing our own projects. You are in for a treat with all the participating demonstrators from around the world. See it for yourself. Just follow the "Next" arrows to see other posts. Also, visit our Pinterest board to see a great selection of awesome projects.

You might or might not be familiar with the term "CASE". It means either Copy And Selectively Edit or Copy And Share Everything. I like the selectively edit version better. It was difficult to choose a project but at the end, I saw this card that I made some time ago. I made several of these for different occasions. For today's post, I decided to CASE a sympathy card.

It might sound a bit weird but I like making sympathy cards. When I was growing up in a little commie place all the sympathy cards were pretty much the same. Usually a photo of some flowers. In fact, to think of it, I've never seen an adult handmade card for this or any occasion when I was a kid. Can you even imagine? Me neither!

The sympathy cards are beautiful, sad and tranquil. When I make them I think of people I lost, namely my mami. I like to think she is with me here, crafting. Maybe that's why I find sympathy cards so beautiful; because she is in them. It might sound crazy to you, but you know what? It's ok. 

The card is easy to make. The silver foil embossed with the subtle folder looks great against the black background. I raised it with dimensionals. The flower, sentiment and butterfly are glued on with a multipurpose glue. I used a wink of Stella to highlight the butterfly body. Scatter some rhinestones around and boom, a beautiful  acard is done. 

Are you ready for another one? Just click on the arrow below and visit the super talented Susan Wong's blog. But before you do that, scroll down and see the full shopping list to make the card I showed you yourself. If you shop with me, besides the sale-a-bration freebies you will also get (also for free) this month tutorial bundle. Have a look at the bottom of this post for the sneak peek.

Thank you for stopping by today. Do you like my card? Let me know in the comments. I'd love to hear from you.

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  1. Thank you for sharing your memories of your “mami, what a beautiful card that will bring comfort to someone going through a very difficult time.

  2. What lovely card Eva, Sympathy Cards are a little hard to make sometimes, personally I prefer to make a few up at once and have some on hand, I prefer to make bright, happy cards. It's nice that you can find comfort while making them!

  3. Not crazy at all! This is very elegant and serene.

  4. I love how simple but yet elegant & peaceful your cards are! And you're right, funny how we had such a similar layout :)

  5. Simple and sweet - love how you stuck with the black and white and used a different method for bringing in the texture.

  6. Such beautiful cards Eva. I love that they bring you memories of you Mami.

  7. Such an elegant card Eva