Thursday, August 12, 2010

In Sorrow

I found out two days ago, one of Brien's friends and former coworkers had suffered a devastating loss--her youngest brother was killed in Afghanistan. I knew I had to make sympathy cards for her and her parents as soon as I got home.

Then, yesterday, more awful news, a coworker lost a life partner. It's a season of sadness right now. :o(

I had been anxiously awaiting the arrival of my "Just Believe" stamp set, and it came while I was away. Looking at it, I knew it would be perfect for the cards I had to create. It's such an elegant stamp set and lends itself to clean and simple cards.

This card uses:
Stamp Sets: "Just Believe", "Teeny Tiny Wishes", "Thoughts and Prayers"
Inks: Marina Mist, Certainly Celery
Papers: Very Vanilla (Whisper White just looked too harsh), Marina Mist, Certainly Celery
Accessories: scallop boarder punch, small pearls, dimensionals

Then, because you know how I am, I had to make the card in another color combination as well. Also, when I make a card, I make TWO of them, that way I can have one on hand if I need it. Or, I will have it on hand as a model for later.

The only difference between this card and the other is I used Rose Red in place of the Marina Mist.

The only thing left to do is include a personal note of condolence and get them mailed.



Kelli said...

This is a great card...well, they both are. I love the idea of making an extra card...I will have to do that. I need to pull out my Marina Mist ink pad!

Anonymous said...

Oh, my. These are gorgeous. I'm hoping to get back in my studio in the next couple of days. It looks like, though, that first I'll be planting vegetables as Margene has been working like a dog on the garden spot. Oh, and my house needs to be cleaned.


Bailey's Leaf said...

You know, the handcrafted cards will stay with them long after the company has gone. They will remember them and will recall how you took the time to truly show them that you are sad for them.