Thursday, December 4, 2008

Floral Sympathy


As much as we all hate making sympathy cards, they are so necessary and meaningful to the recipient. Sadly, I found myself in need of a sympathy card this weekend. One of the men who works in my office lost his son in a tragic accident. It's a very sad story. I went to the visitation, but not the funeral. The 12 year-old daughter of the deceased was going to sing at her dad's funeral. I am such a wimp when it comes to those kinds of things, and I KNEW I wouldn't be able to handle it!

The background stamp I used is Baroque Leaves by JudiKins. I stamped it on Baby Pink Prismatics cardstock using Vintage Sepia VersaFine ink.



The flower on the main panel is Paper Inspirations Watercolor Pressed Flowers . I colored on the rubber using Tombow (water based) markers, then stamped on Neenah Natural White cardstock.

I did a little light distressing around the edges with Vintage Photo Distress ink, then added some piercing to each of the top corners.

The sentiment on the front of the card is from Impression Obsession's Sympathy Sentiments clear stamp set.



The sentiment on the inside of the card is from the Sympathy Sentiments stamp set as well. Both were stamped with Vintage Sepia Versafine ink, then embossed with JudiKins Detail Clear embossing powder.

Do you see my little boo-boo on the bottom of the inside? I don't know WHAT I was thinking, but I cut the length about 1/8" too short. Of course, I was determined to make it work since I was out of time, so I added a pierced strip. Bad, huh? I've mailed the card already, so it's too late now!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I will try to get back to my Christmas cards soon!

12 comments:

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Beautiful card!

...and I totally wouldn't have thought that was a boo-boo if you hadn't said so.

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

THis is just gorgeous, Michelle! GORGEOUS!

Carol said...

It's a beautiful card, sure to touch the heart of the recipient at such a heart-breaking time in his life. I'd surely wimp out too Michelle - I don't handle these situations well at all.

catdidit said...

What a stunning card Michelle! I love the colors you have used and how you did the ribbon, beautiful!

Lynette said...

Beautiful card, Michelle. How sad. Your pierced strip looks like it was the plan all along - well done.

dpkennedy said...

This card is beautiful...and the inside doesn't look like a boo boo, it's really pretty!

Laurie Schmidlin said...

Oh Michelle, what a beautiful card!! I'm sure the love and care that you put into this will be a comfort to your coworkers family. I am so sorry for their loss...

Hugs my friend,
Laurie

Jennifer said...

This is beautiful. Such a heart felt and lovely expression of sympathy.

resmith said...

Beautifule card!! It is a very nice sentiment to a very unpleasant experience of life.

Kimberly said...

That is really beautiful!!! So elegant and calming!!
(((((HUGS))))))
k

Marilyn Hitterman said...

Michelle, your sympathy card is truly lovely! The ribbon around the front panel really sets the card off. No one would ever see your "boo boo". It looks perfectly natural since you have the piercing at the top corners, too. Beautiful!!

silkeledlow said...

Sorry to hear you needed to make another Sympathy card!!! It's a truly beautiful card!!!