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Monday, January 17, 2011

In My Thoughts


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.

4 comments :

Pauline said...

I think you did a wonderful job, those cards are the most difficult to buy and I would think difficult to make, but you did a perfect job.

KJ said...

I agree, those are difficult cards to make and you did it beautifully.

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A Work of Heart said...

Following you now from Stampin Connection, I'm #117. Hope you can follow me too.

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Karla c(:

A Work of Heart said...

Following you now from Stampin Connection, I'm #117. Hope you can follow me too.

http://Stampinwithk.blogspot.com

Karla c(:

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