Monday, February 8, 2010

The hardest cards we make

I think we all agree that sympathy cards are the hardest cards we have to make and send. Many times we need them at the last minutes and since we don’t particularly making these cards most of us don’t have a stash of them for when the need arises.

I am no exception. I don’t have a stash of sympathy cards. I think I have one in the drawer and it really isn’t one I am particularly crazy about so when I find myself needing a sympathy card, I have to make one.

I needed this card for a client whose husband passed away. I knew he was ill for a few months now and just put off making a card I knew I would need.

I like the look of this card and may need to reproduce this so I have a couple of these on hand just in case.

My base is SU Certainly Celery. I added a layer of Chocolate Chip then my white. For an added touch of class, I scored 2 lines at the bottom and kept the entire card very simple and understated.

My image is from a clear polymer set that I sort of inherited but I have no clue where it came from. I think it might be Martha, but I’m not sure. So, if anybody has a clue, please share.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful day filled with all that your heart desires!

Stamps: PTI Paper Tray and not sure on the other set

CS and DP: SU Certainly Celery, Choc Chip, Hollo's white

Inks, markers and coloring tools: Brilliance Coffee Bean

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Jenn said...

This is beautiful. Sympathy cards are so hard to make. They call for a subdued grace that isn't usually my style. You did a great job picking colors. I also have that MS set. Thank you for the idea!

Hollo's white cs. Just the mention of Hollo's makes my day. I have a trip scheduled for Wed. Can't wait!

Becky said...

This is a beautiful card, and yes sympathy cards are the hardest to make.

Lynn said...

Wonderful work on this understated beauty!! Perfect for a sympathy card!! Well done, Michelle!

Jacqueline (Scraps of Life) said...

This is a beautiful sympathy card. I agree, they are probably the hardest cards to make. But this one will absolutely be appreciated.

Sheilagh (60 x60) said...

Lovely card, I like sympathy cards to be simple and understated and this is just that. Beautiful.

jimlynn said...

This is gorgeous! Yes, sympathy cards are hard to make but you made this one lovely.

Anonymous said...

they are hard to make...agreed...but i am one who has a stash...i do not want to be making them in the sad times.

Susan (peebsmama) said...

The simplicity of this design make it perfect for the occasion.

Jennie said...

Such a nice card for a sad occasion. Great job and I agree they are the most difficult!

Paige said...

This is a beautiful card! So soothing in color and style.

Christyne (aka Apple Blossom) said...

I hear you Michelle: These cards are most definitely hard to make. Most recently, I had to make a sympathy card for a friend who suffered a miscarriage. It's even harder to make a baby sympathy card. My heart goes out to you!