Wednesday, November 9, 2011

SC358 Death leaves a heartache

Making sympathy cards are one of those things I always find hard to do.  It makes you think about your own life and those precious to you.  I've definitely hugged my loved ones a little closer this week.  My parents will be attending a service later on this week for  a  family friend who died from cancer last week. 

For my card, I've used this week's Sketch challenge at SCS that I've changed to a square card. Although sympathy cards are hard to make, I've always loved the sentiments from the Impression Obsession set called "Sympathy Sentiments".  I've stamped the sentiment in Versafine Onyx Black and then embossed with clear embossing powder.  In the background of the sentiment panel, I've stamped one of the flowers from the TSG set called "Bloom" in Pink Pirouette ink. The color scheme for my card uses Crate Paper "Random" DP that matches perfectly to this week's Color Throwdown Challenge. I haven't purchased any of the new In Colors from SU so I had to improvise a little bit for two of the colors. I've also used some of the Twinery Baker's Twine in Charcoal that is from the Ribbon Carousel

Thanks for popping in today.


Glenda J said...

This is a beautiful card Angela! Absolutely perfect sympathy card. I always find them difficult too but you did a great job.

Barb's Boys Inspired said...

Lovely sentiment...beautiful card!

Lori said...

Lovely sympathy card. Thanks for joining us for this week's Color Throwdown.

Jessie/knightrone said...

What a lovely sentiment. So pretty.