Thursday, May 27, 2010

With Sympathy

My husband asked me last night to make a sympathy card for him. A coworker recently lost his mother and he wanted a card for all to sign and give to him to show their sorrow at his loss. So I went to my bat cave... err craft room and set to work. It is much easier to make a sympathy card when you are out of loop, I don't think that I could concentrate on putting one together in the midst of mourning. I ended up making two, thinking that he could have one on hand for any future need and I believe that I'll make up some to have as well.

The first card uses the Anchor to the Soul set for the chair, Thinking of you a hostess set for the front sentiment and the inside sentiment is from a retired set His Angels. I used Amberley Grace paper and the With Sympathy is stamped on a TAG that I trimmed the end off of.





The second card uses a retired set called His Angels for the angel and front sentiment, inside is from Thinking of You hostess set. I used iridescent medium on the wings, halo and accents of the gown to add sparkle though you can't see it in this view.





These are bigger than my normal A2 cards at 7 by 4 3/4 (I grabbed a Hallmark card and measured it) then found a tutorial online to make envelopes for any card size.

Thanks for stopping by, let me know what you think and have a safe and wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

Stamps: Anchor to the Soul, Thinking of You, His Angels
Ink: Burnt Umber Palette
Paper: Kraft, Brown, white CS Amberley Grace PP and Tag
Other: Prisma pencils, sponge, brads, ribbon, pop dots, punches

12 comments:

Kellyismyangel said...

For me it's always hard making sympathy cards. Nicely done.

Glittered Paws said...

Like them both - love the Amberly Grace paper - looks very comforting with the blues. It is easier to make a sympathy card when we are "un-attached" to the individual. Great Job.

Stampedbyanangel@aol.com said...

I love how you've done the inside. It is tricky to make sympathy cards and these are spot on!

Bridgett said...

I really like these cards. They are soft and serene, subtle colors ... very comforting! I need to create some sympathy cards to have on hand, as well. I do not have any but giving a card during those hard times really does bring comfort and encouragement to those left behind.
Hugs,
Bridgett

Laurie Unger said...

I really like them both! Sympathy cards are so tough to make and you did a fab job! TFS!

Chelsea said...

sympathy cards are hard to do ... yours are terrific!

Kim said...

These are both Beautiful Teresa!

Heidi Hihn said...

Wonderful job! I love both of them, they are both very tranquil!

Julie Robinson said...

both of these cards are lovely - and would be quite comforting!

Angela K said...

Beautiful cards, I really like them both!

Diana said...

WOW this cards are sooo awesome!!!! it shows that you put your heart into them!!!

Jana said...

Sympathy cards are so difficult to make. It's so hard to get them right. Yours are perfect. I'm sure they were appreciated.