In the meantime, I can share a card I made at the request of a friend. Sympathy cards are always a little difficult for me to make up in advance and have at the ready. I like to customize this type of card in any way I can, whether it's with colors or embellishments, to reflect a bit of the special preferences of the bereaved, as well as to celebrate the person who has passed. In this case, I was fortunate that my friend was able to give me some of these details so I could customize this one just a bit.
To accommodate the request to incorporate crosses somehow, I attached a couple small cross charms to jump rings around a small piece of pearl "ribbon," then wound the pieces of pearl ribbon through the floral cluster...
I chose this particular verse because I thought it went well with the spiritual theme, as well as with the flower and leaf clusters used to embellish the front of the card. I printed the sentiment on my computer before attaching it behind the oval cutouts with foam tape...
Patterned papers: Authentique Cherish collection 6x6 (B, E, & F)
Dies: Spellbinders Classic Ovals Large and Small; Foliage Two
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts Pearls: Recollections Charms: local craft store
Miscellaneous: tea-dyed cheesecloth
Thanks so much for visiting today...have a wonderful summer weekend!