Wednesday, October 12, 2011

With Sympathy

Sympathy cards are so difficult for me to make, not only because of the overall design issues (keeping the colors more subdued, going for elegant or CAS rather than fun and over the top, etc), but because they make me sad for the recipient. I know what loss is like and I always find myself getting upset when I make these cards for my friends, because it hurts me that they are suffering losses, as well. This time around, it's for a coworker who just lost her dad. Here's the card, the design of which was actually inspired by the paper:
Paper is Prima's Madeline line. The big rose is from Recollections (Michael's). The brown ribbon was purchased at Hobby Lobby ages ago. The sentiment is from Verve and was cut using a spellbinders die. The little butterfly brad is from Oriental Trading Company, I think. The little leaf stick pins were in a pack at Joann's. I think that about covers it!


Kim Kelley said...

That is beautiful Gina...soft, elegant and just beautiful!

Carmen said...

Waow, I like it a lot!

Guylou said...

I am so with you! Sympathy cards are hard for me too! Yours is stunning!! I love the paper and the sentiment is perfect! Beautifully done!

Brenda said...

This is so gorgeous and I am sure that your co-worker loved it and appreciated all of your effort!

Sara I. said...

This is one of THE most beautiful sympathy card I've ever seen and I'm sure it will bring much comfort. The sentiment stamp is perfect!! ~hugs

Roxann said...

This is such a striking card, Gina! Sympathy cards ARE hard to do and yours is lovely.