I opted to make a Hanukkah card that I could send to my Mom. She's been in the hospital (in and out this past year) and I wanted something that would cheer her up and bring some light into her life. I know the challenge was to try for a sympathy card but a couple years ago I made a personal decision to not "stock" these in my card stash. It's not a superstition, I don't think that if I make them, I will lose dear ones but I suppose if the need comes, I like to do it on the spot as therapy. So,I used the stamp border technique and hope that "bringing cheer to a loved one having a rough time" might still meet the challenge!
So I went with a slightly non-traditional Aqua Mist and Hawaiian Shores combination with traditional silver and bling! :) when the Festival of Lights stamp set was released a couple months ago, I knew I just had to have it!! Coupled with the previously released Mazal Tov set ....oh the possibilities!! And how can anyone NOT love the sentiment? Impossible!!