Tuesday, January 3, 2012

A difficult thing

 This week's Make-it-Monday is 2011 a la carte. If there were any challenges that we might've missed out on during 2011 and didn't get to try, this is our chance.

I decided that I would make a card that is tough for most card makers, a sympathy card. Nobody really wants to have a bunch of these in their stash. It puts a lump in your throat. These kinds of cards don't get tossed by most. You see, I still have all of the cards given to me when my mother and grandmother passed away.

I used PTI's Botanical Silhouettes. You have seen this card design here, classic and simple. I have really fallen in love with this set. So versatile, really. I used Ocean Tides ink. I haven't used this in a while. Over the last few months, I have learned that my style tends towards bright colors. So glad that I brought it out. Ocean Tides is really a great color to have in your stash.

My prayers go out to the recepient of this card. My heart is heavy because I know that it will be removed from my stash of cards sooner than later. Sigh.



18 comments:

  1. That is a beautiful card. I am so sad that you will be needing it soon. I also find sympathy cards difficult. I made several of them last week, because I can't forsee a need at this point, and I find them easier to make if I don't have a recipient in mind.

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  2. This is lovely, Deb! The ocean tides is a great choice of colour for a sympathy card.
    I hope you don't need to give it away soon, though....

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  3. Your card is lovely.. I like the color combo you used.. always hard to make these cards..
    Have a GREAT day Deb!

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  4. Very beautiful card, and I am so sorry you have to use it. Love the soft colors you chose, nicely done.

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  5. Very pretty, love the colors and the design. So sorry that you may be needing to use it soon.

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  6. Such a beautiful card! You picked such lovely colors! Ocean Tides is one of my faves! I hope this card can collect dust! :)

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  7. Yes, dear Sis, I know you have in mind with this card. Heartbreaking would be an understatement. I, too, wish it would collect a lot of dust. *insert cry* We know it won't be much longer. I don't know how you managed to keep the card dry while making it. Perhaps you can make another for me to give. ;)

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  8. I think this is a beautiful card.

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  9. Astounding! What a beautiful card. So pristine and soothing. Your skills are so sublime. Just awesome.

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  10. Beautiful. One of my favorite stamp sets. Very soothing.

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  11. Deb,
    This is beautiful. I agree, I don't like to make sympathy cards, but I do it because I know that receiving them helps the grieving person know that someone cares. This set with this layout and color combination are really nice - the perfect touch of elegance and appropriateness.

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  12. Great CAS card, soft and lovely!

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  13. Lovely card! I like the softness of the flowers.

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  14. I loved this card you made. I copied it with a friend this weekend to fill up my sympathy cards stash. I won't use them up in a hurry but as I age I notice that I use sympathy cards more often.

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