Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Sympathy Card

Unfortunately I had to make a sympathy card for an online friend who just lost her husband to cancer.  Hard to make because of the occasion but I wanted to show her that I cared and got busy gathering supplies for my card.  I colored my image with copic markers and cut out my background for the sentiment using my Spellbinders Nestability die.  I always love using doilies and what better one to use than my heart shaped beauty.  After pulling my elements together I started playing with background paper and nothing I used was working quite right until I spotted a piece of cork backed with adhesive that came from another project one Christmas.  The image just "popped" when I placed it againest the cork.  (don't you just love it when that happens?)  I began assembling my card when I realized it was missing something.  Flowers!  The flowers that I used came from Prima and Wild Orchard Crafts.  They fit the bill and my card was now complete.  Do you like it?  Do you think it is appropriate for the occasion?  Your opinions matter to me so don't be afraid to comment!  Love, Elle


Only By His Grace said...

Hi elle!
First of all I love your trio of Tilda's on this card. The frames around Tilda go so well with your background paper. Your coloring is lovely and matches up very nicely with the DP.

Your second sympathy card is perfect.
It is very tastefully made. I love the cork board. Just enough flowers and colored so nicely. It's not always easy to make a sympathy card but you have done a super job of this one.
Hugs Maz

Anonymous said...

Perfect sympathy card, sweet,tasteful and not over done. great job
hugs Julie P

Maga said...

I think the same, it is not easy to make a sympathy card, but this is so sweet and simple, just a splash of flowers.

Barb said...

Oh, this is such a sweet card, luv your use of cork and the dainty heart shaped doily.
Barb in Texas