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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Sympathy Cards

*cards measure 5.5 inches square* click on any one for a larger view*

There are times in life when, unfortunatly, most of us need to make cards for very sad occasions,
 such as the loss of someone we love, or someone dear to others we care and respect.
Tonight I had to make a couple of such cards: one is for a male friend of ours whose brother passed away overseas a few days ago, and the second card is for the mother of my newly assigned student , whose father passed a way last week-end.


I chose to make both sympathy cards very similar in colors's scheme and using same sets of stamps as well, yet  different images, at least on the front of these cards.The result is different yet similar, more masculine the darker card, and more feminine the lighter one. Clean and simple cards for such somber occasions. Thank you for visiting and for checking out  my 'shades of blue' .
Deets: Card Stock: all stock is from SU!- different shades of blues-Ink: Versamark Embossing powder: white e/p, navy e/pStamps: Thoughts and Prayers (SU) & Cornish Heritage Farm (cross)Accessories: MS punches, SU corner punch, Kaiser pearls,large 'diamond' brad, glue dots, silver dots sparkles (center of flowers), 3/8 organdy white ribbon, 3/8 organdy navy ribbon 






5 comments:

April said...

Both of these cards are wonderful, Sweet P. A beautiful work of art to commemorate moving onto a new phase of life.

djones said...

These are beautiful Sweet P!! Love the different punches and the pearls.

Lorie said...

These are just beautiful, Sweet P.! I love that set from SU! It's one of my favorites, and you've done a lovely job of putting together beautiful cards for not so happy occasions. Sadly enough, we do NEED them from time to time.

Imke said...

Paola, these little cards are very beautiful and i like your color choice. They look very elegant with the pearls and the border fits great. Hugs to you !!

Nancy said...

Paola, lovely cards, nicely put together.

Also, thanks for checking in on my blog :) the light blocks can be found at the building supply stores. This one is 53/4" square, but you can get different sizes. You have to drill a hole in the back to insert your mini lights--this is the difficult part, you must use a diamond drill. Now, I saw one that looked like it had a pre-drilled hole and I'm wondering if you can buy them somewhere? Check out SCS in home decor, you can stamp them too.