Thursday, October 25, 2012

Unexpected Sympathy

Greetings and welcome.
The card I had to make yesterday was for a work colleague of my husband.  Both men are retired, but for all that his death was unexpected.

Sympathy Barrie H 12 (3)
I chose the colours as they are ones I know he enjoyed. 
Sympathy Barrie H 12 (1)
I started by crinkling a piece of pale pink tissue and then rubbing the violet ink over it, then wrapping it around a bright pink panel of card to sustain the pink colour.
Sympathy Barrie H 12 (2)
The crosses from the Layers of Color (retired) set Gothic Crosses were gold embossed on white card and fussy cut and layered. 
Sympathy Barrie H 12 (5)
When they were mounted on the panel I used foam dots to give them some dimension.
Sympathy Barrie H 12 (4)
I stamped and embossed the sentiment, from Layers of Color retired Sent With Love set. After shaping the banner, it too was mounted with foam dots over the gold edged ribbon that went the full width of the card..
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Card Recipe:
Card – purple, white and Pink
Ink – Clear embossing and Versa color Violet
Paper – pink tissue paper
Accessories – gold edged ribbon and gold embossing powder


  1. a very elegant card for a very sad reason Maxine.

  2. This is a pretty card Maxine - perfect for a Sympathy card! It always makes me smile to see Layers of Color images - they are timeless!! Love the colours too!! I am sorry to hear of the loss of your friend! {{{hugs}}}

  3. It's always sad to have to make sympathy cards but this is so lovely Maxine. Love the way you did the tissue background on here.

  4. Maxine: Well, first I'd like to say that...after months of "begging" you, I'm SO glad you're playing along with us each week at Word Art Wedneday - what a blessing to have you with us!
    Second, I wanted to say how very sorry I am that you had to make sympathy cards. It's always unfortunate when we need to make them, but yet I know that your beautiful artwork will be such a blessing and encouragement to them during this time of loss. Your heart really went into this, and you did such a beautiful job. Thanks SO MUCH for sharing with us again, and I really do hope you're enjoying playing along in the challenges as much as I'm enjoying having you with us and seeing your gorgeous art. Have a blessed week, and please know that I send my sympathy to you for your loss as well.
    Blessings to you,
    Karen L
    Word Art Wednesday

  5. That is too sad, but the card is lovely. I have never done a sympathy card yet-touch wood- hope I never have to for awhile

  6. Absolutley stunning Sympathy card!
    Such a clever technique and brilliant result!
    Thanks for joining us at Lady Annes.



  7. Not always an easy card to make especially when it for someone you knew and respected. Such a beautiful card, Simple but elegant. Thank you for sharing with us at Lady Anne's. I hope we see you again.
    Love ~ Lady Anne xx

  8. Oops....Maxine, forgot to tell you....thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash too!

  9. Maxine - What a lovely card. The elegance and simplicity are so soothing. I am so glad you shared it with us at Shopping Our Stash this week.

  10. Very elegant card, thanks for joining us over at the CBN Challenge this month
    Crafty Bloggers Network DT
    My Blog: A Crafty Blether

  11. It is always difficult to make sympathy cards and those are the ones I dislike making the most because you know it's such a sad time.
    Your card is lovely though.. elegant and clean and simple. The tissue background is very pretty and the embossing is just the right touch.

  12. Maxine, I'm sorry to hear of the loss of the friend and it's never easy to face that = let alone make a card but yours is certainly one that will bring comfort and support at a much needed time. It's beautiful! Blessings to you!

  13. Lovely card! Thanks for joining us at Critter Sketch Challenge.

  14. Great project. Thanks for taking part in the CBN Challenge.

    Sarah (CBN DT)

  15. Beautifully made sympathy card, Thank you for joining us at Lady Anne's challenge.

  16. Maxine- I love the background and the gorgeous cross image embossed in gold- such a lovely card for a sad reason.

  17. Maxine sorry to hear about your husbands colleague it is wonderful that you have thought to personalise it with his favourite colour, it will mean so much more to the family

  18. Hi Maxine.
    Thanks for coming by my blog. I really enjoy your visits and comments.
    This card your made is beautiful. I love the tissue paper effect. Very comforting looking card. It is sad about your co-worker's husband though. I am sure she will appreciate your thoughts in this card.

  19. Maxine, your card is beautiful and it's my fav color!! Sorry you had to create it for a sad occasion, but I know it will bring peace and comfort to the family of your husband's collleague. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday this week. Blessings!

  20. beautifully made Maxine! I love your tissue paper technique. Thank you so very much for all your sweet comments. I'm so sorry I don't get a chance to visit more. I hope you and your husband are doing well! hugs, Melisa

  21. Beautiful card. thanks for playing in the Critter Sketch Embossing Challenge.

  22. so sorry for the unexpected loss. your card is beautiful with all the gold embossing.

  23. great card,thanks for joining us at Lady Anne's
    hugs, Valerie


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