Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Sympathy for a Friend

Here's another one of those "difficult" cards to make, but this time it's not a masculine card. It such a struggle to make a sympathy card because of the emotion involved - there's just no way to turn a few pieces of cardstock and some ink into an expression of what I'm feeling. I can only hope the recipients receive a small measure of comfort that I was thinking of them, and keeping them in my prayers.

This is a variation of a tri-fold card. It was inspired by this card by Chris Smith. I moved the flap down a bit, and thought the greeting would be perfect just below the flap. The deep black of the satin ribbon belly band marks the solemnity of the occasion. It slips off so the bow doesn't need to be retied.

Stamps: Thoughts & Prayers, Loving Thoughts
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Basic Black
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Big Shot, Edgelits Dies, Basic Black 5/8" Satin Ribbon, Black Rhinestone Jewels (retired)

9 comments:

  1. This is a wonderful card! I love black and white! : ) So classic!

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  2. Such a stunning card! Just lovely for a sympathy card.

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  4. Just gorgeous! Love the black and white.

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  5. That is such a beautiful card. So solemn but dignified. Beautiful Work!

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  6. Lovely. I am sure it's beauty will proovide comfort. They'll know the love in your work.

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  7. Gorgeous, Cindy! The perfect Sympathy card.

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  8. I've had to make quite a few of these lately. This one is so tastefully done. Thank you for sharing.

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