Saturday, October 26, 2013

Sympathy in Aqua

Always, always, my "Sympathy" category of cards at the shop empties out much too soon on a regular basis.  It's a sad reminder that death is a part of life.  When I make sympathy cards, I try hard not to think about the loss involved.  Instead, I focus on creating something with soft beauty that will offer quiet peace to the recipient.

Something like this...


Very few materials were needed for this, and the tranquil shades of aqua seemed perfect.  The silhouetted flowers and sentiment are from Hero Arts.

Thank you so much for dropping in today.  See you soon...



Stamps: With Sympathy - Hero Arts Paper: pale aqua - Mark's Finest Papers; Luxury Stack - DCWV Ink: Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko Fibers: white seam binding - Hug Snug 

14 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is so beautiful! I am sure it will be appreciated!!!

Reusing with Quilling said...

So soft n subtle ..perfect card !

Sindhu said...

Beautiful card Colleen! It is sure to soothe the heart of the recipient.

Benzi said...

Oh, the soft colors are divine. I really love this sympathy card, Colleen. It' just perfect and beautiful.

Lisa said...

Soft and peaceful Colleen, very pretty!

Marisa said...

Elegant simplicity - love it!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Marisa said it - Stunning simplicity!

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful, Colleen! The color is so soothing.

Rebecca Deeprose said...

A truly beautiful sympathy card Colleen~ very elegant and it hits just the right note. ((hugs)) Rebecca

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

So pretty! The perfect sympathy card!

chilli pip said...

Lovely soft card

Jessi Fogan said...

That's perfect advice for approaching sympathy cards! So much easier to do when you've got them made up ahead of time, too, instead of trying to make them as they're needed...why I tend to make them up in batches (because for me they sell fast too. :( )

Bonnie said...

CAS elegance! Love the paper and the silhouettes are so perfect for a sympathy card!

maria f. said...

"soft beauty" - yep. I love the contrast of the stark white with the aqua, broken up by that luscious bow. Have to remember this design.

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