Sympathy cards are difficult for me as much as I love the written word, I am always at a loss for 'Just the RIGHT one'. And with the last few I have made, I found myself wishing I had not even written on the inside. So this card is different, there is no inside! And the back is a beautiful stripe!!!
My base is a MME signature life,Her Cute Little Cowgirl country stripes/antique rose. Being double sided, it was easy to work both into my design. I stamped a Fancy Pants swirl (Alpha Chic) inked in Adirondack terra cotta on the base. My sentiment is a RiverCity Rubber works stamped in Tim Holtz distress walnut stain and embossed in clear ep. I filed and sawed the edges of both layers attaching them with a MM heart clip. The lovely tile middle layer is an unknown piece of scrapbook paper which I have carried to 4 citites now trying to find who made it as there is no name anywhere on the paper. I did scan this into my computer and print on SU blush blossom as I could not bear to use this up. If anyone recognizes this paper, I would be so thankful. This is only a small portion of the original paper...I used other tiles in a case of Joan Ervin on Jan 20 '08...check it out for the tiles...inchie cherubs...
This I think will meet Beates' and Sharons' challenge this weekend. Thank you so much for looking...
Date: Sunday, February 24, 2008 GMT Views: 1191
Registered: June 10, 2007 Location: BC Posts: 44964
Sun, Feb 24, 2008 @ 2:02 AM
So delicate and pretty.. you truly make the most wonderful and fascinating card, Susan!!! Like you, I am at a loss as what to do about sympathy cards. so much depends on the situation.. I usually end up purchasing mine ( shhhh! ). This is really lovely.
I agree with you in wondering just what to use as words.. can words ever express the grief one feels at losing a loved one???
Registered: April 20, 2006 Location: Michigan's Upper Peninsula Posts: 34789
Sun, Feb 24, 2008 @ 3:11 AM
WOW -- what a wonderfully beautiful sympathy card!!! I just love your idea of making it a single sheet, love how you did the sentiment with all the distressing and that tiled panel is beyond beautiful!!! WOW!!! So glad you played along - thank you so much!!!
Registered: September 10, 2004 Location: Hudson Valley, NY Posts: 6929
Sun, Feb 24, 2008 @ 6:43 AM
I think most of us have trouble with sympathy cards, but you've done a beautiful job with this one, Susan! It's soft and soothing and simply lovely! The image and the distressing is so pretty, and will bring comfort, for sure! TFS!