Monday, August 24, 2009

In Sympathy...

Every human being must find his own way to cope with severe loss, and the only job of a true friend is to facilitate whatever method he chooses. -Caleb Carr

Sympathy cards are Hard! You just never know how bright it should be or how pretty or how feminine you can get...this time around it was a Tad easier because this card is for a co-worker from the whole office, so I went feminine and didn't worry about her husband. I needed the card to be pretty big so the office can all sign it, so I went digital for my image (Love that you can resize then for what you need!) I used this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch (with a few small deviations.) The ribbon treatment was something I saw on Lisa Johnson's blog I ruffled the whole piece, but then it was too big for the image to fit over it, so I just flattened the part under the image and left the ruffle to the side.

The Gorgeous crocheted flower is from Imaginisce and I added a K & Co Pearl brad to it. The paper is from the Wisteria pad by Basic Grey and I colored the image with Copics before adding some Stardust Stickles...enough with the details, right? Here is the card (another late night photo from a bad camera is really pretty IRL)...

Garden Anemone (Sketching Stamper)
Wisteria (Basic Grey,) Spring Moss, Vanilla CS (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Computer Printer, Copic Markers
Stardust Stickles, Crocheted Flower, Pearl Brad, Saddle Stitch Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Very pretty Rachel! Sympathy colors are tough but you did a great job!

  2. Fabulous card, Rachel! The flowers are beautifully colored, and I love your ribbon and flower!

  3. Wow Rachel, it's stunning!! Love everything about it!

  4. This is so pretty! I have a hard time with sympathy cards. Great job on it.

  5. This IS so pretty Rach!
    Sympathy cards are the hardest and toughest ones to make, but you did really good. I love that digi stamp!

  6. So pretty Hope. I love the floral image and the way you did your ruffle and the crocheted flower is wonderful.

  7. Very pretty, Rachel. Love the colored flowers.

  8. It's beautiful. Very thoughtful and peaceful. BTW... I gave one of your cards today. It was a hit!

  9. I don't know...looks pretty good to me. I am selling my cards at a local Hair/Nail Salon and they have requested that I make some Sympathy cards and Get Well Cards. You are right about the Sympathy cards being hard. I just need to make middle of the road cards and some feminine and some more masculine I guess and call it good. Your card is BEAUTIFUL and will be appreicated I'm sure.

  10. What a wonderful card! It is soft and beautiful and perfect. Great job!

  11. This is gorgeous!! I love your coloring and that ribbon ruffle is such a nice touch!

  12. Wow, very beautiful card, fits the sympathy theme really well.


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