Wednesday, 28 October 2015

In my thoughts and in my heart

We all know that Sympathy cards are so very difficult to make, especially when they're for someone you just wish you could scoop up in yours arms and hug.

I recently made this card for our blogging friend Brenda, after hearing that her much loved husband Dwayne had passed away:
I used:

- approx 4.252 x 5.75" white card blank

- next cut a piece of white card, slightly over sized and embossed it using a Cuttlebug 'Pinking Stitch' embossing folder and trimmed down to size

- worked out where I wanted the sentiment to fit and before stamping it I die cut the flower aperture using Penny Black's 'Bashful' die

- next, added the sentiment using Memento 'London Fog' ink and a stamp from the Inky Doodles set called 'In my Heart'

- used the die cut flower from the card front and also die cut another flower head, coloured both with Whispers markers

- then added some sticky film behind the aperture and popped the whole flower in place followed by gluing on the top layer - to make the flower look fuller

- stuck the whole image layer onto the card front, still using Collall glue until I find out how to use tape without positioning it wonky

- added three plain sequins

- final touch, clear Wink of Stella on the petals and leaves - then some 'Tea Dye' Distress Stickles to the centre of the flower

Made with a heavy heart but a whole lot of love.

Di
x

34 comments:

Kathyk said...

And I'm sure she found it comforting too, it's super

Kathyk

jimlynn said...

Di, it's beautiful. I know Brenda felt the same way and appreciated it so much too. Lynn

Darnell J Knauss said...

You couldn't find a better card to bring much-need comfort and understanding, Di. Brenda will cherish this and your kind words. Hugs, Darnell

Greta said...

Such a lovely sympathy card, Di! I know Brenda treasures it at this time of unimaginable grief. You're a sweet friend!

ike said...

A gorgeous wonderful card - not too over the top and mushy - just perfect :-) xxxxx

Jane said...

It's perfect Di....so sad, may he rest in peace x

LesleyG said...

Gorgeous card Di, oooooozes with love xxx

Kath said...

A beautiful card for a sad occasion.
Kath x

Donna said...

Morning, Di :)
Beautiful design... Or I should say understated beauty at it's best.
Perfect for such a sad occasion. X

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card Di.

Alison C said...

A recently bereaved friend told me it was lovely to have a beautiful card rather than one which screams someone has died. Her words. This is beautiful. X

SARN said...

Hi Di . . . this is a lovely card for a sad occasion and the sentiment is heartfelt and sure to give comfort.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

KandA said...

Beautiful card and lovely sentiment for such a sad occasion xx

Carole said...

Beautiful Di...it says it all.

Barb said...

It's a beautiful card Di and the sentiment is absolutely perfect. Barb xx

Sandy said...

A beautiful card that is perfect for a sympathy card.

Pat said...

This is beautiful Di and I'm sure Brenda will have really appreciated receiving this 'from the heart' card. That Cuttlebug embossed frame really sets off the pretty die cut flower and the sequins and lovely sentiment are perfect finishing touches. x

Liz said...

Just perfect, Di. I'm sure Brenda appreciated such a beautiful card. The sentiment says it all. xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Very sweet and beautiful CAS, I know that your dear friend will love it!

Beebeebabs said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!

Whisper said...

Simple, classy and perfect, Luv Sam x

Lynne in NI said...

Oh this is a beautiful card!

MaryH said...

It is very pretty & serene, just perfect for the needs at this moment. Brenda will so appreciate it. Thanks for being such a sweetie. Hugs

Jean said...

A beautiful card Di,perfect for such a sad occasion.
Jean x

Carol L said...

I know Brenda loved this card as much as I do. It's beautiful, serene, thoughtful, and at the same time it reminds me that I need to use that embossing folder more often! Very pretty card Di!

Diane said...

A beautiful card and I love the simplicity of it, just perfect, I am sure she not only loved it, but appreciated it very much!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I am sure it brought great comfort to Brenda. It is a lovely card.

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Beautiful simpathy card
...sometimes is really hard
big hug Tamara

Hettie said...

Beautiful card Di. I always find it hard making these.
Hugs
xx

Lucy Woods said...

Aww this is just absolutely perfect Di!
I know what you mean, you can never put enough love on the front of a card to show how much you really want to give them! That sentiment is just perfect though!
Lucy xx

Kimbo said...

Beautiful card Di, I'm sure it was appreciated x

Jacee said...

Such a pretty design Diane
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Pippa said...

A beautiful card for a sad occasion, I am sure your friend appreciated it.

Bonnie said...

This is a beautiful card for a very sad occasion, Di! I'm sure Brenda will feel the love that goes with it!