Monday, May 30, 2011

With Sympathy.

Like many of you, I too find sympathy cards hard for a number of reasons.   But what I find harder than making the outside of the card is writing on the inside. Thankfully, I do not personally have a call for a Sympathy card at present, but there is something very humbling about making one all the same.  The weather is gloomy and absolutely bucketing down at the moment and has been while I was making this card.  I guess that's why I felt the need to inject the warm pumpkin, copper, and rose gold coloring into the card in contrast to the black.  Not sure if black Sympathy cards are taboo or not the done thing, but it felt right.  It's always hard to know these things, so I thought I'd just infuse extra love into my crafting just to be sure to be sure.

Thank you so much for stopping by.  Here's to a glorious day!


  • Stamps:  Papertrey Ink's BB: Sheet Music and Daily Design Sentiments, Impression Obsession Rose Background Cling
  • Ink:  Versafine Vintage Sepia, Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream, and Distress Ink In Wild Honey and Pumice Stone
  • Paper:  CR8TIVE Textured C/S in Pumpkin, PTI Black and Rustic Cream C/S, October Afternoon and Cosmo Cricket Circa 1934 DP
  • Accessories:  Spellbinders Lacey Banners, Foliage, and Grand Nestabilities Labels 4, Sizzix 3D Flower, Black Waxed String, and Plaid Wire Ribbon (both from stash)


Gayatri said...

Jen!.... I love love the chalkboard background. Just so beautiful for the rolled flower cluster. The music sheet leaves are the cutes. Perfect sympathy card. Love it:)

Gisèle said...

Jen, love, care and respect shine through your glorious creation, and to me, that is the most important. Your use of homemade flowers is spot on; love the rubban and chalkboard bg. Funny, I was designing my next card , and was thinking of using that shape !! All by hand for me though; unfortunately, no fancy machines have decided to reside in my home LOL love ya xoxoox

Anonymous said...

ohhh emm geeeee! this is stunningly beautiful

Tenia Nelson said...

This card is Gor to the geous!!!! WOW!!!!

Anna (doctorfoodie) said...

This is stunning! I love your creation - the colours are just the right mix of warmth and seriousness.

Anne B said...

I know what you mean about sympathy cards, but this is just stunning. Love the colours you chose, the 'chalkboard' effect of the background, fab flowers and leaves too. I think it all just sends the right message - that it was crafted with love :)

Ellen said...

A warm hello from the Netherlands Jen,

You have a beautiful Blog with amazing cards. I know what you mean but this card and the colorcombo is soooo beautiful!!!