Saturday, August 11, 2012

Nature-Inspired Sympathy Card

Hi, guys! I thought I would share a sympathy card I made for a co-worker. It is for a man who lost his mother.  I was asked not to make it religious in any way.  Feeling that nature themes work well for masculine cards as well as sympathy cards, I took out my trusty Lovely As A Tree stamp set by Stampin' Up to use. I heat embossed the image with copper embossing powder, and matted the image with some gingham paper to give it a touch of color.

Stamps: Stampin' Up, Rubber Stampede (Sentiment)
Ink: Versamark, Stampin' Up
Paper: Stampin' Up, Papertrey Ink (Ivory), Imaginations Gingham
Misc.: Copper Embossing Powder Stampin' Up

I sure hope the card brings some comfort to the recipient.  I know I have said this before, but while this type of card is the hardest for me to create, they are the ones that need to be made.

Have a great day, and I hope you find a few moments in your day to do something you love.


Amy Johnson said...

Sorry you had to make a sympathy card, but it is so lovely and so appropriate for a male recipient who doesn't want something religous.

Emkay said...

I think this is perfect for what you were asked to make.

Marcy said...

Such a beautiful card Winnie! Great job! It's hard for me to make sympathy cards and I think this one is just perfect! :) Hugs, Marcy

Unknown said...

Beautifull card Winnie, and again, perfect for this occasion. Thank you for always sharing your projects with us. Hugs, Dee

Lynn Mercurio said...

Truly a perfect masculine sympathy card. You're right about nature...those are the first images I reach for when creating for a man. Great job with this project.

Margaret said...

Lovely as a Tree is such a fabulous stamp set and so versatile. You can use it for practically anything. This is such a beautiful card.

Recovering Supermom said...

Beautiful card! I think handmade cards are very special, and for a sympathy card, I think it means even more. I'm sorry for your coworker's loss.

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