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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Flower and Flourish Sympathy Card

Somehow I've never had to make a sympathy card yet and it's really difficult.  Our next doors neighbors (whom we are very close to) lost their mother, who we all referred to as Grandma.  I wanted to make something nice, but not too solemn because I personally feel that while death is very sad that the person's life should also be celebrated.

I used two flourish stamps I had and arranged them so they met in the middle.  Then I added some pretty Primas and a few pearls for an elegant touch. Hopefully it's a nice sympathy card, if there is such a thing.

13 comments:

Tasha said...

Rach this is beautiful, wow its perfect. Sympathy cards are so hard i dont like making them, but you have given me some ideas
love tasha xx

donna mikasa said...

Perfect sympathy card, Rach! Love the simplicity and sweet colors. I believe that life should be celebrated, too...

Mrs Weyremaster said...

You've created a beautiful sympathy card. Those flourishes are beautiful, and i love how you added the primas and pearls.

I think you've got the balance between sympathy and celebration of life perfect.

A stunningly elegant card :)
Suzi
xxx

Pam Varnell said...

It is a gorgeous sympathy card and you did very well in achieving what you were going after. Not too bold and not too drab. I know your friends will really appreciate this beauty and your thoughtfulness. Hugs!!

Divinity said...

wow! this card is beautiful! it looks great small...but seeing a closeup and it's so much better! love those pearls you added...they give an extra touch of elegance! :)

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is GORGEOUS! LOVE the clean, elegant look of this!!

Jewelbug said...

This is a beautiful card and not at all dismal or sappy. As usual - you do beautiful work!!

Chelsea said...

Very elegant and beautiful card. I'm sorry to hear of the loss of what sounds like a fantastic woman!

Candace Pelfrey said...

Love the simplicity of this and the added pearls make it look so elegant. So sorry to hear about the loss of a friend.

Melissa S said...

This is just beautiful Rach. I'm so sorry about Grandma.

WickedPixie said...

Rachel, this is beautiful and so perfect for the occasion! :-)Traci

Amy said...

I agree that sympathy cards can be quite difficult to make but you did a beautiful job on this one Rach... it's very classy and elegant!

GobeaGirl said...

Rachel. This is a wonderful card. I love how you did the florishes and how you used the flowers. I am sure that they will love what you made for them. Hugs, Lisa