Monday, August 2, 2010

Sympathy Card

This is the first time I've made a sympathy card as it’s more customary here to have a mass said for the deceased person and use a mass card.

I love making cards but I’m sure this must be the hardest kind to make especially when you are thinking about the person who has passed away and their family. So I decided to try to make one now.


Stamps used (Hero Arts):- Happy Wishes & Antique Brocade.

For the background I embossed the Antique Brocade stamp in black. I printed off the verse and stamped beside it using the Happy Wishes stamp. To finish I just added some green gems and butterflies. It's hard to tell from the photo but all the panels and butterflies are raised with foam pads.

I used the colour combination from the Play Date Cafe Challenge #40 and am also submitting the card into the Card Style Classy and Elegant Challenge in the Moxie Fab World.

25 comments:

Nat said...

Gorgeous design Heather, the Antique Brocade has such an elegant feel and your sentiment is beautiful for this sympathy card. Love this!!

Lin said...

Just perfect, Heather! The verse is lovely and sure to be a comfort. Your stamping beside it is exactly right. Beautifully done!

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful Sympathy card, I'm sure whomever receives it will find comfort. Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

Anne said...

Heather this is just a beautiful sympathy card- the verse it just lovely. I have a hard time making sympathy cards too!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Heather, this card is so gorgeous and I love the saying. So heartfelt & so true.

Rosemary said...

a gorgeous sympathy card, heather! love how you used the antique background stamp...

AnitaRex said...

I agree it really is easier to make them ahead of time! Such a beautiful card! Love how you did the background in panels!

Carol Q said...

I think this is stunning. Really classy.

Monika Reeck said...

Love this Antique Brocade stamp too dear and this is really classy and STUNNING agree with Carol Q...love your creativity Heather...hugs

Agata said...

Beautiful card! Love those colors and layout!

donna mikasa said...

Sympathy cards are always the hardest for me, too. i love the subtle touches of green here--great card, Heather!

Dawn said...

This is just beautiful Heather. Love the colour combo - it makes for such and elegant and classy card that's for sure. Love the verse.

Trinh said...

This is beautiful and so striking, Heather!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

What a great sketch for this card--beautifully done! I love the touch of gems and the butterflies!! Great job all around:) Thanks for joining in the fun at the PDCC!

Sarah said...

Stunning!

Suzanne C said...

This is striking and elegant! Beautiful card. Glad you found time to play in the PDCC this week.

Cath said...

Hey Heather Maria! Thanks once again for entering the Let's Do Classy & Elegant Card Style Week challenge in the Moxie Fab World! :)

Kathy said...

Love just radiates from the stunning card. Just elegant and classy :) Hugs,Kathy

Tiffany said...

Oh wow! Really, really gorgeous, the colors are so vibrant and so elegant!

Jill said...

Beautiful, elegant, such a thoughtful sympathy card. I love the way you can adapt your crafting to suit any style and occassion.

Pam S. said...

beautiful! I need some sympathy cards too....love the butterflies!
Pam Going Postal

Michele said...

This is such a beautiful sympathy card! Very classy......

Virginia L. said...

Love this card's subtle beauty! Congrats on being featured in Hero Arts Tweet!

sheila said...

this is such a stunner Heather Maria-love this to pieces~

Deirdre said...

Heather, this is just stunning. Love the colours you used.

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