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Sunday, February 8, 2009

Sympathy Cards



I find that Sympathy cards are always difficult to make. Sending someone a card is always difficult under these circumstances and wanting to make something that is appropriate for the receiver is always a concern for me. It seems that I have been making quite a few cards lately for my Mother. She is a gem, always doing nice things for myself and Jonathon, so when she asks for a card, it is no trouble at all to do that for her. It just seems that I have been doing it much too often lately.

The Blossom image from Our Craft Lounge Oriental Garden set is a perfect image for this card. I stamped it on Kraft Top note Die Cutouts in Brown Momento Ink. I used copic to add some subtle colour to the leaves and then filled in the blossom with white gel pen. I sponged some Sahara Sand ink around the image for shading. Base Cardstock is Kraft, with Chocolate Chip and Basic Grey DP accents.

The Oriental Garden set also contains pretty fans, bamboo, Lanterns, bonsai and Script. It will be available soon on their website

Enjoy your Sunday and I'll see you again soon

*****Vicki*****

15 comments:

  1. I agree. Sympathy cards are tough. You did a fabulous job though Vicki. This is beautiful.

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  2. You're right, sympathy cards are difficult. You did a beautiful job on this!

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  3. I also agree that sympathy cards are hard to make. Your card is so beautiful, the image and colours are perfect.

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  4. Oh your cards are stunning Vicki and just love the design, Hope your having a great weekend, Hugs, Nikki x

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  5. this is beautiful! I love the colors you used.

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  6. Oh man... these are just GORGEOUS! I'm sorry you had to make sympathy cards though. :)

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  7. It's beautiful Vicki. Give mom big hugs for me and tell her sorry for whoever needed this sympathy card.
    Love you!
    Jax

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  8. You're so right...these are the most difficult cards to make, especially if you don't have any on hand and have to make one during a sad time. You cards are absolutely PERFECT in every way, from the colors to stamps--love your label use etc. VERY elegant and lovely!

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  9. Vicki, your cards are so elegant... The colors are beautiful... I hope you have a beautiful week... Hugs from Silke

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  10. Oh Vicki, this is is breathtaking! Though, I am sorry that your mom has needed so many sympathy cards.

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  11. WOWZER! These are so very stunning!! They are difficult to make, but you've done such a beautiful job!! WOW!

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  12. I agree, sympathy cards are so difficult. This though is just so perfect! The colors and the tree blossom is just stunning and would really make the recipient know how much you care. Great job!

    smiles,
    janna

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  13. I find that Sympathy cards are difficult to make too...

    You did a wonderfull job on yours.
    This is gorgeous!
    Love the color combo and the stamp you used

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  14. Yes, it is so hard making these and I think as you get older you will be needing more of these. I had to make 3 recently and that was very hard to do. You have made very pretty cards Vicki!=)
    Hugs,Jodi =)

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*****Vicki*****