Friday, August 10, 2012

Sad need

 Good Friday morning! I hope you've had a wonderful week!

Today, I'm sharing a sympathy card. One of my best friends from Ohio lost his father last week, much more suddenly than his family thought. We can't go up to pay our respects, so I needed to make a card for him.

I feel like this color combination isn't too somber, but is enough so for the need. It's Whisper White, Gumball Green, and Early Espresso. The stamps are from BLESSINGS FROM HEAVEN. I really like that stamp set; it's very versatile. I embossed the front verse with the new Early Espresso embossing powder from the Holiday Mini.

The designer series paper is from the BE OF GOOD CHEER pack. This side isn't necessarily Christmas, but I like it anyway. :D

There's plenty of room to write on the inside, too, so I will take my white gel pen and try to come up with something to say that doesn't sound like empty words. It's so difficult to know what to say - I'm glad he knows I'm praying for him, and that we love him. There's not much else I can do.

OK, I'm out of here. Enjoy your weekend! Be sure and take the time to STAMP something!!!


Ginny said...

I'm glad to see you haven't stuck with muted colors on your sympathy card.

One of the blogs I read is Amazing Paper Grace. The blogger, Bekka Feeken, is the most amazing paper crafting artist! She recently showed a sympathy card, and in her comments, she said the following in response to her daughter's question as to why she made such a glamorous card: "Speaking from a place of experience . . . so many of the cards I received were so pretty; it was a comfort to me and I was touched by the time and care that I could see my sweet friends had put in." (Bekka lost her husband to Multiple Myeloma coming up on two years ago.) I thought that statement was so important, and I hope I remember it the next time I have to make a sympathy card. You can see her beautiful card at

So now you understand why I love your color choice, and the fun paper you chose. I'm sure your friend will appreciate your card.

Becky @ Domestic Briefcase said...

I looove the colors