Saturday, January 17, 2015

Sharing in Your Sorrow

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I was in need of a sympathy card for my wonderful blogging friend, Carol, who recently lost her father.  It broke my heart to hear that he passed on their 56th wedding anniversary...

Pretty sure Canada Post has not delivered this yet, so you may be getting a sneak peek at your card, Carol.  So wish I could deliver this to you in person, along with a huge hug - darn Rockies!  High hopes that one day I will be able to give you that hug in person!

I adore Stampin' Up's Thoughts and Prayers set.  The vine and tree image are right up my alley and the sentiments are fabulous!  The only down side to the images is the challenge of inking them by hand using my ink spots -- but it is definitely worth the battle!

I kept things simple for mailing purposes, but went a bit unconventional with the double hearts.  At first glace it looks more like a wedding card, but my thought process behind using the hearts was their representing my sharing in Carol's sorrow of her losing her dad, or the hearts representing Carol and her mom sharing in their sorrow of having lost a father and a husband.   A punched border down the side added some softness and some half pearls a bit of texture.









 

What's In It?
Stamps:   Thoughts and Prayers (Stampin' Up) 
Paper:  Pretty in Pink, Going Grey (Stampin' Up)  
Ink:   Pretty in Pink, Mellow Moss, Black (Stampin' Up)
Accessories:   Heart Die (The Cat's Pajamas), Border Punch (Martha Stewart), White Half Pearls, Dimensionals

13 comments:

Vivienne Holden said...

You won the battle admirably Marisa!
Beautiful well thought out card that I'm sure your friend will be comforted by. xxx

Petra Swart said...

Beautiful card for your friend, Marisa!!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Such a pretty card - I love your thought process with the hearts - makes sense~

Lisa Kind said...

So pretty Marisa! Love that stamp set too! Sorry to hear about your friend's loss.

JoAnn said...

Very pretty and well thought out. Love the hearts.
Sorry for your friend's loss.

Wanda Cullen said...

Such a beautiful card with a classic SU set that is one of my faves as well! Carol will love this!

Tracey McNeely said...

Beautiful sympathy card for Carol.

Betty Wright said...

This is lovely, Marisa! Love the heart accenting!

Kim S said...

Such beautiful imagery!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Stunningly beautiful!!!

nwilliams6 said...

Still one of my fav sets for sympathy cards and you did a wonderful job making it look fresh with the hearts and banner and pinks. Lovely. Sorry to hear of your friend's loss. Hugz

Bajalizzy said...

the way you ued the pearls are perfectly setting the tone of sympathy

cm said...

Marisa, your heart-warming card arrived safely; my mom, my family and I love it immensely! In real life, this card surpasses gorgeous: it's delicate, soft, touching and best of all, it comes from you, a friend who I very much treasure. Thank you for reaching out with this gift of your creativity, your thoughtfulness and your time! So grateful...
Hugs~c