Sunday, 21 April 2013

Sharing in Your Sorrow

Here's one of those dreaded sympathy card, they're always the hardest to make.  This one's for a chap at church who lost his wife very suddenly.
I used My Mind's Eye Portobello Road papers for this one along with some kraft, I thought the muted colours of this stack were perfect for a sympathy card.  The bottom panel was debossed with a Tim Holtz folder which I inked with Antique Linen Distress Ink.  To add some interest to my simple layout, I used a leafy EK Success border punch along the bottom edge of one of the mats.
The tree and sentiment are from a Stampin' Up stamp set, I heat embossed the tree with clear powder and stamped the sentiment in Rich Cocoa Memento.  Some ribbon, a bow and some soft blue and cream pearls finish it off.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Speedy and Friends - #156 - Punched Border
Totally Gorjuss - #180 - Embossing
4 Crafty Chicks - #138 - Trees
LEJ - #49 - Emboss It
Addicted to Stamps and More - #41 - Anything Goes

15 comments:

  1. Oh Wendy, such a beautiful card for such a sad occasion. I love the papers you have used.

    Wilma x x x .

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  2. The colours work perfectly for the purpose Wendy, never an easy one.

    B x

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  3. Always difficult cards to make, this one is so lovely, understated, but elegant and suits it's purpose, Kate x

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  4. those papers and tree have made a beautiful card for a sad occasion
    Tilly

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  5. Subtle and elegant, just what you want at this time. Elaine

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  6. Beautiful card for such a sad occasion Ginny x

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  7. this is lovely Wendy - the hardest cards to make for sure xx

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  8. Oh how very lovely! This will bring much needed comfort to the recipient. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy Fox & Friends blog challenge!

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  9. Always difficult but you have made a grand job

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  10. This is a lovely card, very appropriate colors and design for such an occasion.

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  11. Simply elegant! One of my favorite tree's to use on creations. It is hard to make sympathy cards but you have keep it clean, simple and used those fabulous colors. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome inspiration for us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

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  12. Thanks for playing our Tree Challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks!

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  13. Absolutely GORGEOUS!! Awesome bow. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

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  14. What a gorgeous card! I love the pretty border. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends this week!

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