Thursday, June 27, 2013

With Sympathy

     Yes, I needed a Sympathy card for a co-worker.  Her father passed away very unexpectedly the other night.  It was with sadness that I sat to create this for her.  While looking for inspiration I found several card styles that appealed to me.....most cards of this nature seemed to be fairly simple.  There was one card I came across that had used the Lords Prayer in the background - then I looked through some of my old creations and some ideas began to form.  Like most cards, this ended up a little different from how it was intended to look, and that is a good thing - I liked my original ideas, but this turned out even better.
    Not owning a stamp with the words to the prayer I computer generated them, repeating them about nine or ten times.  After choosing a paper color I then coordinated the color of the ink for the words to the paper. Once they printed out I used my circle Spellbinder die to cut out the image and a background layer.  Then I inked up my Penny Black floral stamp with some Brilliance Pearlescent Jade and stamped it over the words of the prayer, Cutting off a small side of the circles I placed them on my card and created a floral design on the opposite side to balance the card with some Prima flowers, and foliage with my Martha Stewart punch, and Cheery Lynn die.  To finish this off I used some ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon and a metal die Cross from Momenta.

  The card dimensions are 5.5 by 5.5 and with the flowers would not fit into a normal envelope, so I made a small box to place it in.  There is a belly band with a fancy punched edge, with another Martha Stewart Punch, and matching ribbon from the card to go around the box, topped with a frame stamp from Our Daily Bread Designs with their matching die.  (Need to place her name on this)
     It is a very peaceful looking card - inside I computer generated the sentiment: Although its difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, May looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.  You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Supplies:  Prima Flowers, RRRibbon, MS punches, Spellbinder Die, Cheery Lynn Die, Our Daily Bread die and stamp, Brilliance Ink, Computer, The Paper Studio CS, Momenta Metal Tag. 

Challenges:  Simon Says - Anything Goes, Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes, Wednesday Creative Inspiration Challenge, A.R.T. Challenge Blog, Anything Goes


  1. This is absolutely STUNNING! I just love this color and how soft and sweet the overall look is. Great job, and thanks SO MUCH for sharing with us.
    Word Art Wednesday

  2. This is so beautiful. I love the whole look, the colours, the background wording the flowers. It really is a beautiful card. TFS.


  3. Just as you always do, your heart is all over this card - what a blessing this will be for your co-worker and her family, knowing the thoughts and prayers it was created with. Just beautiful!!! HUGS!

  4. Gorgeous card! Beautiful colors and your floral arrangement is stunning! Thanks for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

  5. Oh, this is stunning. I love the flowers and the metal cross. Simply elegant! Thanks for blessing us with your wonderful artwork this week at Word Art Wednesday. Hugs and blessings!

    JO ANN

  6. I am so sorry for your co-workers Dad. Yes, sympathy cards are so hard to do. Your creation is really beautiful, and I'm sure it will bring her some comfort. Thanks for joining us at the A.R.T. "Anything Goes" challenge, and we hope you'll join us again this Thursday too for a new challenge. ~Cheryl, Senior DT

  7. This is an absolutely stunning sympathy card! Thank you so much for sharing this lovely creation with us at Creative Inspirations! Good luck and I hope to see you back Wednesday for a new challenge!
    Rene :D


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