Sunday, February 20, 2011

With Sympathy

Sympathy cards are the hardest type of card to make. It is important to make something tasteful and meaningful, something that expresses what is often hard for us to say. The Thoughts and Prayers set is great for a sympathy card but I always seem to fall back on a retired set, Hope for Comfort. The sentiments in this set are perfect for these sad occasions. Today I made a sympathy card for my friend and co-worker, Donna. The sentiment inside this card says "May the love of God grant you peace, the love of friends bring you comfort and the love of your dear one live forever in your heart." Very fitting. Here is the card I made for Donna:

This card was made using Marina Mist card stock for the base and then sponged around the edges using Night of Navy. The image was stamped using the emboss resist method on glossy paper, brayered with marina mist, baja breeze and night of navy. The scallop circle was cut out of Night of Navy using the large scallop in the Circles #2 die on the Big Shot. A white gel pen gave the scallops some accenting. The butterflies were cut with the Beautiful Wings embosslit out of Night of Navy and vellum. Basic pearls embellished the butterflies.

From making a card for a sad occasion to celebrating the birth of a new life. My next project will be a welcome baby card. I hope to post the baby card tomorrow. Thanks for stopping by. Take care.


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