Sunday, February 24, 2013

Warmest Sympathy

As much as I enjoy making cards, it is always hard when you need to make a sympathy card.  My future son-in-law’s grandfather has been very ill for quite a while and this last week my daughter called to let me know that he had passed away.  I had met his grandmother and was very touched by her sweet and kind personality.  She holds a very special place in my heart for opening her home to my daughter, after she had surgery, and taking such wonderful care of her.  I knew I wanted to make her a very special card to let her know she was in my prayers.

I decided to give the card a very delicate look by combining vellum with mulberry paper.  I heat embossed the image from the new Pansy set with white detail EP and colored from the back.  I layered it on die cut sticker paper covered with Purple Potion Velvet Glitter, and added it to a wispy piece of mulberry paper on an embossed card front.

I needed several more cards for other family members and made this card using a simple embossed resist technique.  The image is Spiked Blossoms Rectangle, embossed with Velvet Sparkle Embossing Powder and sponged over it with Sweet Plum Memento Ink. 

Head on over to the Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog for more details on these cards.

E. Marie

These cards are entered in the following challenges:

Pansy Sympathy
Totally Papercrafts Challenge #155 - Hope for Spring
Crafty Catz Challenge #171 – Dies and Punches
Craft Your Passion Challenge #150 – All That Glitters
Bunny Zoe's Crafts Monthly Challenge #33 - Flowers and Pearls

Spiked Blossoms Rectangle Resist
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 85 – Blooming Images


Donna Ellis said...

Marie, two beautiful cards. My sympathies for your daughter's fiance's dad. How sad for them all. I know he will be missed. Your card will show how much love is in your heart toward them. It is really lovely. I'm not sure why mulberry paper is not used as much as it used to be - there is nothing like it - I love mulberry paper and have just about every color even though we can dye it ourselves. Blessings to you, Marie.

ScrappyHappyMommy said...

What beautiful cards. So sorry to here about your families loss. Your use of glitter is amazing. Thanks for joining this week at Craft Your Passion for our All That Glitters.

Mynnette said...

These are both absolutely lovely. It's such a sad reason to have to create a card, but these will show how much you card--they're beautiful! Thanks for joining us at CCM! :)

Julie Reed said...

I am sure everyone will be touched by the effort you have gone to in creating these beautiful cards.
Thanks for joining us at CCM this week.
Jules :)

Anne Temple said...

Both are lovely! I know the recipients will cherish them.

Sandra H said...

They are both absolutely lovely Marie so fitting for Sympathy cards xx

Ginny Getty said...

First let me say I know how very hard it is to make a sympathy card. It looks like you have managed to create a special & memorable card!
Good luck in the "All that Glitters" Challenge at Craft Your Passion... - see you next week??

CYP Design Team
Personal blog: RubberMAD

April said...

Lovely cards, Marie! I know the people who will receive them will love them.

Brenda said...

Two beautiful sympathy cards :)

Deb said...

Beautiful cards!
Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!

April said...

These are lovely, Marie! I know your recipients will love them.

Marie said...

Lovely looking cards for a really hard time. Thanks for joining us over at the Crafty Card Makers this time and my blooming challenge.
Love n hugs

Mad Moose said...

Two elegant cards. Lovely. Thanks for sharing it with us at crafty catz this week. Naomi x

Debs said...

Two beautiful and elegant cards.
Thanks for playing along with us at TPC this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Mina said...

two fabulous cards Maria...beautifully designed...thanks for joining in with our Bunny Zoe's Crafts monthly Challenge
Mina xxx

Jill Jacobsen said...

I need some sympathy cards...I like the second one.

Scrappy said...

Love the colors on that first card!