Thursday, April 11, 2013

Sympathy Card

I got word this morning that a close friend of mine lost her mother early this morning, so I immediately began making her a sympathy card, and used the Oozak April challenge which is to use ribbon, lace, and pearls. The image and sentiment are from SU! and I used some lace and ribbon from my stash. Pearls are by Kaiser, embossing was done with a Sizzix TH damask folder, and the main image was done with 2 SB blossom dies. I colored the image with markers before stamping on the vanilla card stock. Sentiment was done with CTMH grey wool ink.

Life really tears us apart sometimes, as my friend became a new grandmother yesterday and then lost her mother today. I can't imagine what it's like to feel such overwhelming grief and joy at the same time.

I wish you all a good day and thank you for stopping by.

Carol

17 comments:

Di said...

Oh Carol, this is absolutely beautiful! So delicate and gentle colours, it's perfect.Such a mixed time for your friend.

I sat and made a card for Maggie from all of us in the Snippets Playground yesterday, with a very heavy heart indeed.

Hugs, Di xx

Benzi said...

Carol, I'm sorry you need a sympathy card. This is just beautiful in these soft colors and the beautiful folder you used.

Susan (rainy) said...

This is such a beautiful, soft and soothing creation, Carol. Sorry for you friend's loss.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Well you know that this situation just tears at my heart. I can't imagine. This lovely card will truly bring some needed comfort.

Donna Hanley said...

Boy this is a terrible situation for your friend. I can't even imagine. Your card just exudes soft, caring love. Very pretty Carol, and I'm sure it will lift her spirits immediately.

LeAnne said...

A beautiful sympathy card...so sorry that you needed it, but it will bring comfort, I am sure.

Wendy said...

Such a beautiful & heartfelt card, Carol. We as crafters all dread having to make sympathy cards but you've made this with such a touch of softness and beauty. I'm sure the recipient will know that your thinking of them and you care.

ardis said...

Very Beautiful Card

Loly Borda-Towery said...

What a gorgeous card Carol! Love the colors and elegant design. I'm sure your friend will treasure this card. TFS

nwilliams6 said...

Wow - I am glad your friend had something sweet to think about admist the sadness. Losing a mother is one of the saddest things in the world, but I can just imagine that a new grandchild has got to be a wonderful thing (I am so looking forward to it one day). Your card is truly special and very beautiful. Hugz!

jimlynn said...

For a sad occasion but it's a beautiful card and know she's going to love it. Really like the design you used on this and that pretty embossing. Beautiful card!
Lynn

Sue from Oregon said...

A very pretty card-sure to help her heart heal after such a sad and happy week.

Anke said...

Wonderful sympathy card, so lovely.

Hugs
Anke

Darnell J Knauss said...

What a tender, tender card, Carol. It's thoughtful, tactile, and precious to be held by the recipient. I love it.

I was moved by the situation you're friend is in. Such a stark contrast, so representative of the highs and lows of life.

Amanda said...

Such a beautiful card for such a sad occasion. Hugs, Amanda x

JD said...

Beautiful card, Carol, So sorry to hear of your friend's loss. I sure this card will bring your friend comfort. As you know I'm making the same kind of cards right now. They are never easy to make.

Samantha Casey said...

Very pretty card, I love the soft color palette. Thank you for joining us at the Oozak Challenge!

-Samantha