Nov 21, 2010

Deepest Sympathy

Good morning!
My card today is one we all dislike to make, but unfortunately need to have on hand - don't we?  I find that sympathy cards are very difficult to design, not just because of the reason why we need them but also because these type of cards need to be soft and understated with a touch of elegance... at least, that's what I try to achieve when designing them.  

So, while designing this particular card for my husband to give to a co-worker who recently lost his beloved wife to cancer, I pulled out the Layers of Color Merci Bouquet for the focal floral images because I adore the delicate nature of Laura's designs in this stamp set and used a beautifully elegant Hero Arts Antique Writing background stamp for a soft backdrop to the image.

Card Details
Stamps: Merci Bouquet (LOC); Hero Arts sentiments and background
Ink: Memento
Card stock: GinaK white, black, lavender, and grey
Other: Copic markers; SU satin ribbon; Spica glitter pens; pearls

Here's the inside view of the card ...

Have a nice rest of your weekend - thanks for checking in on me today!


Vicki Dutcher said...

What a gorgeous subtle background! He will appreciate this I am sure!!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Jess- It is a lovely card, the soft colors are perfect.

JaniceAileen said...

Beautiful card, Jessica. Awesome job with the shading on the urn! :)

Jennie said...

Beautiful colors Jessica and love the way you colored the image. Nice background as well.

Laura Kirste Campbell said...

Oh, Jess, your card is soft and understated with a touch of elegance, exactly what you were trying to achieve. So lovely!! I'm sure it will be a blessing to your hubby's co-worker.
God bless your Sunday!

Kathy Martin said...

Gorgeous! Love the colors! :)

Kristie W. said...

Beautiful card. The inside is as lovely as the outside.

Melisa Waldorf said...

Lovely card!! I just love Merci Bouquet. One of my favorite LOC sets and you have really made it shine here Jessica! Have a blessed day!


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