Saturday, May 11, 2013

May each new day ease the burden of your sorrow...a sympathy card

Hello~

I don't often make sympathy cards because they are very difficult for me to make. Because it's such a raw emotion, I usually have to seek inspiration to get started when I am in need of one. My heart is always aching for the intended recipient. 

I embossed a panel from Pink Pirouette cardstock to compliment the beautiful flourish in the focal image. I stamped, die-cut, embossed my focal image using a woodgrain impression plate. I inked the edges slightly using a tea stain die. I added a strip of floral patterned paper down the center finishing off with some rustic twine, a bow and button. 

For my inspiration, I turned to the Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger. Although it's a picture of Petit Fours, I took away the beautiful colors and used the oval woodgrain mat as my inspiration. 


I am also sharing this at Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes!

Thank you for stopping by!   
~Tammy~

25 comments:

Sue Lelli said...

This is a wonderful sympathy card, Tammy! LOVE the twine and the woodgrain and that FAB sentiment!

Mary Ann said...

This is a Beautiful card,love the color...

Colleen Dietrich said...

Wow. Not only is it so beautiful, but it is also a wonderful take on the Trigger!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwww! This is gorgeous! LOVING the embossing!

Kristi said...

Lovely card, Tammy. I know these are so hard to make,but this one is very comforting and soothing with all of the pretty colors and textures.

Lisa said...

Very pretty Tammy! I like your floral sprinkled wood grain label holding the sentiment!!

Annette said...

really a sweet card..

Stacy said...

Excellent interpretation of the photo and an even lovelier sympathy card. It is really pretty. The florals and wood grain work perfectly together.

Karen B. said...

What a gorgeous creation, a lovely saying and lovely tones for a sympathy card.

Lisa said...

This is absolutely stunning!! What a gorgeous card, Tammy!! The colors and design are so beautiful!! I have a hard time making sympathy cards, too. You've done a fabulous job my friend!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Karen Letchworth said...

Just gorgeous, Tammy. I always enjoy your sweet creations, and I'm so blessed to have you share in our challenge. Hope you're having an excellent week!
Karen
Word Art Wednesday

Thanks so much for stopping by to share with us!

Lynn said...

what a beautiful card. I love how you used the woodgrain embossing which mimics the woodgrain in the inspiration photo. Very sweet card.

Maria said...

Very pretty card, Tammy! Love the woodgrain, paper, and lovely sentiment!

Paper Profusion said...

I feel the same Tammy but your card is truly beautiful and I'm sure it will mean a great deal to the recipient. Nicola x

Glenda J said...

Really pretty - you've done a wonderful job. They are definitely tough cards to make.

Pauline said...

Very pretty card Tammy, I also find sympathy cards difficult to make, especially if I know the family.

Jennifer said...

What a gorgeous card....sure to lift spirits on such a sad occasion.

Happy Mothers Day!

Juliana said...

What a beautiful card! I may be using this as some inspiration myself. My cousin passed away this week and I would like to send my aunt a sympathy card. The sentiment here is just what I am looking for. Thank you!

Jean Martin said...

This is beautiful Tammy! Lovingly made and will bring comfort to whomever receives it. Beautiful.

Martha Herrera said...

Totally gorgeous card, Tammy. Love all the details, and the sentiment is perfect.

Barb Murphy said...

While difficult to make I think you've captured the feeling of sympathy perfectly. The small floral pattern and layered layout are so pretty and lend such a positive feel to a design that often feels sad...lovely

Cath said...

Hey Tammy! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun!

Jeanne J said...

Great take on the challenge. I never got mine done :( I love the sentiment on the wood embossed oval - beautiful stamping here.

Jessi Fogan said...

Such a beautiful card, Tammy. It really does feel impossible to make them when they're needed.

VanessaB said...

I dislike making sympathy cards, for obvious reasons- this is so beautiful. you did a lovely job.