Monday, January 17, 2011
Today I made a card that I don't often make ... a sympathy card for a friend who had a sudden loss in their family.
I have to confess to finding it difficult creating something of beauty for such a sad occasion. There is so much I want to convey with a sympathy card and I want the card to be beautiful too (but not in the usual gorgeous, 'out there' kind of way). Often I find it hard to get the right balance of sentiment and artistry in a sympathy card but I think I managed to do so with this one. I like it's simplicity and the sense of peace I get when I look at it. I hope it brings a little peace and comfort to the recipients.
For this card I used one of my favourite SU! Sets - 'Branch Out' (it's retired but I just love it) and masked the landscape. The sentiment is from the set 'Thanks for Caring' in the new mini catty. I used a marker to colour the parts I wanted.
Thanks for taking a peek.