Monday, September 8, 2008

A sympathy card

I love making cards. But, even more than making cards- I love sending cards. There has only been a couple of weeks this year when I have not sent out cards. My favorites are birthday cards!! Well, maybe I should say kiddie and feminine birthday cards. LOL Those are fun, and usually very easy for me. Second favorite would be Congrats and Encouragement. Lastly would be masculine and Sympathy. I seem to have the hardest times with these. Perhaps I am just over thinking them. LOL
I needed a Sympathy card last week. A dear lady in our Sunday School class lost her sister. I wanted her to know that her and her family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. For some reason I have been using this tree stamp for my sympathy cards. I chose the Bazzill Greens mono pack for the layers. (Green is my favorite color, I don't have a lot of green in my house or my wardrobe- but it is still my favorite. Did you know that Green is on the top of God's list of favorites? Just look around you- there are more shades of green than any other color in nature. Green is also the most pleasing color to the human eye. Ok, I threw that in for FREE. LOL) Anyhoo, this is what I ended up with...

Everything except the ribbon is from The Angel Company. The Tree ( Good Timber) was stamped with Versamark and the I used the Earth tone chalks to add some color. I like how the chalk leaves a soft halo around the stamped image.

Later I will share the masculine cards I made last week.

Until later~


Lawanda said...

How sweet you are. It is a beautiful card. :)

Joana said...

great cards , I too struggle with sympathy cards , i like the way you done it simple the green is so calming to the eye .

Seleise said...

love this card. I think trees are just perfect sympathy card stamps. There's something so calming and comforting about a tree. beautiful colors too!

Barb said...

Lovely chalked image!! Perfect for the sympathy card.

kim-paperbabe said...

Lovely card for a difficult occasion really like chalks on versamark it's always so effective! HuGs Kim x