Monday, December 8, 2008

Sympathy Card

I've done this card for a dear friend whose husband recently died after a very long illness, during which she nursed him and cared for him over a period of many years. The card follows Beatrix's sketch this week over at Ismaki. The coloured background was created with Ecoline watercolour inks sprayed over Arches 140 pound cold pressed watercolour paper. I embossed and distressed the small squares with Tim Holtz Distress Inks, then outlined the larger background with Krylon 18 Kt Gold Metallic ink. The sentiment and flourish heart stamps are made from Suzanne's beautiful hand calligraphy, from Quietfire Design. The images are from Lunagirl CD's.

I really hope this card as a sympathy card doesn't offend anybody's sensibilties. I believe that sympathy cards don't necessarily need to be sombre or floral, but that they can reflect enduring love that transcends death. This beautiful sentiment stamp from Quietfire Design fits what I'm trying to convey.

Thank you for visiting today.

23 comments:

Quietfire Style said...

I love this! I think it makes a very beautiful sympathy card that conveys the message of an enduring love even throughout challenging times.

megastamper said...

wow what a precious and so elegant card. your translation looks so brilliant and i love it.
thank you for your entry with my sketch for the ismaki challenge.
hugs, bea

Gabi Mewi said...

Enchanting!

Fanny said...

waouh j'aodre! (I love)

Ninie said...

Elle est sublime !

titisonia said...

very wonderful card

Jennifer said...

Deborah, this sympathy card is not only beautiful, it is very, very touching. It truly does say the spirit of the sentiment. Wonderful work!

100drine said...

Très jolie carte, belle interprétation

nefertiti said...

Superbe!!!!!!!!!!!

Line said...

fabulous work! I love it!

azLizJane said...

This is VERY classy. Very few people are fortunate enough to experience a "great" love.

Lisa Renéa said...

This is so beautiful and heartfelt. Your friend will be so appreciative.
Such a touching card.

manue said...

Gorgeous colors!!!!

Suzanne C said...

This is lovely. It will touch the recipient.

KardKrazy said...

I think it's a fabulous design for a sympthy card....just beautiful in every way.

mu42800 said...

superbe !! papiers embossés sublime
très jolie carte
bizz Mu

Tova said...

So beautiful card and very original whith photos !

mu42800 said...

subliem ta carte
j'adore les coulerus des carrés
bizz Mu

Jacqueline said...

If I could put this one in my favorites I would, like a flash... I absolutely love it, it conveys and radiates something very precious!

Kratt said...

This is so beautiful card :)

scotspanda said...

I think it is a beautiful sympathy card Deborah, I love it

lotsalove

Amanda xx

Valérie said...

Very beautiful vintage card and lovely colors ! Very great work !!
Hugs. Val.

nathmael said...

very beautiful card !! I love it