Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Sympathy Card

Last week, one of DH's colleagues unexpectedly lost his mother. It was very sad, she went from the picture of health to having a brain hemmorage that proved fatal. DH asked me to make a card for his team to sign and send along to the family.

I have avoided adding Sympathy sets to my collection, because I don't like to have to send Sympathy cards. However, it is unavoidable and I created this simple card from Filigree Fantasy by Verve Visual. I used Close to Cocoa ink on the vanilla base card, layered with panels of chocolate and blue. The sentiment is from a set that I don't have the name for, but it has many sayings that can be used for multiple occasions. I went over the sentiment and some of the swirls with my glaze pen, and added a simple knot in the chocolate satin ribbon. It seems to me that a sympathy card should be understated, and I hope our thoughts helped them through this difficult time.

thanks for looking!


Sarah said...

I don't envy you having to make a sympathy card. I don't know anybody that likes making them.
I think you have made a lovely card and I'm sure the recipient will appreciate it.
xx :0)

Heather said...

Sympathy cards are difficult- even if you were not close to the departed.

I really like how your card turned out. Brown/ blue is very elegant and I like the touch of ribbon to soften it a bit.