Welsh Sympathy Cards 1

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Some Welsh Sympathy Cards

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I’ve been asked to make a dozen Welsh Sympathy Cards, as well as Welsh Birthday Cards. No guidlines on style required for the Sympathy cards, so I’ve gone for a mixture of black and white and coloured, from a religious look with a cross to a simple flower and greeting.  Today I’ve got the first six to show you.

This first card was made simply just using a Tattered LaceDemure Feather Die“, a Tattered Lace butterfly die, a greeting that I printed, and another Tattered Lace die “Velvet Lace Mini Ruffle Square Die” for the mat. I’m not sure what each of the dies is called though.

This next card was made using various bits, including the base card with two appertures already die cut, from a card kit I bought via Create and Craft a long time ago.  I’ve dug it out and used bits of it for several cards lately but can’t remember the name of the collection or manufacturer.  Again I used peeloff greeting both inside and out. I drew  a fine, dashed, line zaround the edge of both apertures and the mats that were stuck to the back of the insert.

For this card I used a fine liner pen to draw a black line around half a cm in from the outside edge.  I took a simple floral topper that had an integral frame and matted it onto black cardstock before sticking it on the card front.  I also matted a greeting I’d printed out onto the same type of cardstock before attaching it to the card.

The items to make this card came from the same collection as the double apperture card I showed above, so can’t give you any links for what I used.

I don’t make many A6 size cards (much easier to simply score and fold an A4 sheet of cardstock in half to make an A5 base card), but I have a box of pre scored card bases in different sizes and decided to make one small, simple, card for this selection.  All the components were cut out using different Tattered Lace dies, including the greeting.  I think the kini flowers are ones I got lately in a collection with the Magazine subscription, but the others I’ve had for a while and I can’t remember their names. Tattered Lace are the only die company that have made a set of Welsh greeting dies as far as I know.  If you know of any others please let me know.

My last card from this batch is a simple one.

I took an image from one of the Hunkydory floral Little Books.  Layered it onto one of the Hunkydory silver cardstock mats that come pre-cut to the right size for the little book images.  I used Fingerlift Tape to attach the image to the mat and 2mm deep, double sided tape to add the matted image to the A5 card front. I then added a peel-off greeting and an insert. The peeloff is silver and in bottom left corner but it doesn’t show up very well in this image unless you click to see it larger.

Here’s a closeup showing the slight dimension of the matted topper off the card.

I will be back with the rest of this batch of Welsh Sympathy Cards order in a future post.



In case you haven’t seen it already – I’ve managed to buy two of the same thing so I’m giving one away.  Read about it at the bottom of my blog post – here.  Just leave a comment on that post that you would like to be entered into the draw for the giveaway.


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10 Replies to “Welsh Sympathy Cards 1”

  1. Their lovely Gwyneth, and will be appreciated, especially in Welsh.

  2. I enjoyed looking through them all. Card #4 was my favorite!

  3. Always tricky to make but so important and so valued by those who receive them. Your sympathy cards are really lovely, Gwyneth