A sympathy card is one of the hardest to make. Especially if its needed, and not just to hve one on hand. My husbands late wifes mom just passed away. such a blessing was at home in her sleep, and she was tired and hurting so was a good thing. It will be hard for Pa they were married for 66 years...wow. Even tho it was thier daughter that passed away and my DH remarried they through the years still treated us like family totally, and we always called them ma and pa..:0). So this is for Pa.
so hard to do a mans sympathy , I have enough trouble with normal mens cards. I just could not decide on a color...didnt want it bright and cheery or too dull and boring...soooo went with the soft greens. hope he likes it..:0)
I cut out the sentiment and sponged the one edge in a soft green and followed it with a black to darken it a bit, and then sponged the tips black as well. traced the one die cut and used a black one behind for a shadow. Added the flowers, leaves and pearls. and could not find any black brads or pearls so just punched out 2 little circles...lol..kind of worked. sponged the flower tips in back a touch too. Had the underside better, but just when finished found a smudge so turned it over and did the other side, so not showing as much as chickened out to not get too much again..lol.
anyways have a super day and thanks for visiting..:0)
Date: Wednesday, August 15, 2012 GMT Views: 2927
A fabulous Sympathy card. You can see in the work that you put into the card that your Pa was very special to you. Yes Sympathy cards are the hardest but then again maybe they are the most appreciated in difficult times such as this.
------------------------------ "You simply will not be the same person two months from now after consciously giving thanks each day for the abundance that exists in your life. And you will have set in motion an ancient spiritual law: the more you have and are grateful for, the more will be given you" Sarah Ban Breathnach
Registered: March 15, 2012 Location: Alabama Posts: 11086
Wed, Aug 15, 2012 @ 8:26 AM
The green is the perfect color for a sympathy card. Especially the soft muted shades you have used here. I know it will mean so much to "Pa" to receive this lovely card from you and his son in law. It always helps to know others still care and love you during these great losses in our lives. Thank you for sharing, may God give comfort to you all.
Registered: January 7, 2007 Location: Southern California Posts: 34796
Wed, Aug 15, 2012 @ 10:26 AM
Such a sad day but hopefully you can find a way to celebrate a life well-lived. I think using green was so perfect. It's such a calm and nurturing color, the color of living things. I know Pa will feel the love you put into this lovely card, just for him.