Tuesday, February 19, 2013
A sympathy card is one that you don't want to have to make. Yet they are so important. Especially when someone dear to you is hurting and dealing with loss. Then you want that card to be extra special.
My dear friend and her children have suffered a shocking and unfathomable loss. I struggled with how to make this card. My friend has such a vibrant and lively personality. At first I thought I wanted to make the card full of color. But I kept coming back to the classic look of black and white. I added a small splash of color by adding the translucent green sparkler button. To me, green is a sign of life. While this is a time of sorrow, it is also a time to celebrate the life they shared.
The stamped image and sentiment are heat embossed. Once I created the card, then came the really hard part..... writing the message in the card. It's so hard to express in words all that we feel and all the support that we offer. I hope that when this card reaches her, she and her family can find some comfort.
Products used: Spellbinders: Radiant Rectangles, Floral Ovals, Classic Ovals, Scalloped Ovals; Stamps: Inkadinkado (tree), My Sentiments Exactly; Cardstock: American Crafts; Ribbon: May Arts; Button: Websters
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