Sunday, August 30, 2009

On expressing sympathy

This is probably going to sound selfish but I hate making sympathy cards. So hard ... what images are too cheery, what colors are disrespectful, when would being a tad bit upbeat be the wrong emotion to convey. Way too much STUFF going on to be creative in the midst of.

This card was created for a fellow co-worker of David who lost her father. I had a time with the patterned paper - it was suppose to be So Saffron from an older Prints Pack of SU but when photographed it came out looking like Apricot Appeal. I have to assume it's the lighting. The design of the card was taken from the latest issue of Stampin' Success.

Details of the card:
Cardstock: So Saffron, Brocade Blue, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Pattern Paper: So Saffron selection from Patterns Pack (I or II escapes me which right now.)
Ink: Whisper White Craft, Basic Black Classic
Ribbon: So Saffron 5/8" Grosgrain
Stamps: Fresh Cuts, Sincere Salutations
Embellishments: Colorbok White Metal Dots

As always, thank for looking and yes HE stamps.


  1. I can understand your feelings about the colors, etc. I think that they are just a hard card to make all around. You did a beautiful job tho!

  2. I'm with you on making sympathy cards... they are hard! I think you did a great job with this one. The design is beautiful!

  3. love your card - it is always hard to have a balance with sympathy cards.