July 20, 2013

With Sympathy



Sympathy cards are never easy to make especially when you need to make one. Typically sympathy cards are made more feminine than masculine. The card I made today is actually for two young men who lost their father to cancer. I chose to use a more subdued palette for this reason making the card more masculine.  I am in love with my new Hero Arts Leafy Vines cling stamp. Perfect for full card coverage.

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Cardstock:  Vintage Cream (Papertrey Ink)
Stamps: Leafy Vines (Hero Arts) Flower Friends (Simon Says Stamps)
Ink: Antique Linen (Ranger) Dark Chocolate (Papertrey Ink)
other : wood leaf

22 comments :

Happy Dance said...

Quite lovely, and very appropriate for the occasion. A nice soft approach, emphasized by the one rounded corner. Very, very lovely. Bev

Alanna said...

This is beautiful Tracey. I love that large stamp and the wood embellishment is perfect!

Lynn said...

God bless the young men who lost their father. Will certainly say prayers for them. Your card is perfect for such a tough remembrance.

LeAnne said...

Oh my, this is lovely. A little bit of a departure from your normal style and I LOVE it. Sorry that it is for such a sad event, though. The family will certainly appreciate it.

Deepti said...

Oh my God !!!! This is gorgeous :)the wood leaf just adds on to the beauty of ur card

Barb said...

It's one of my all time favorite stamps, Tracey, and you've used it beautifully!

Lisa said...

Stunning!!! This is a fabulous background stamp and the little wood veneer leaf is the perfect masculine touch.

Sherry Eckblad said...

This is absolutely gorgeous.

Virginia L. said...

This is perfect! Love the use of wood veneer! So very sad for these two young men who lost their Dad.

donna mikasa said...

I think it's finally time for me to get Leafy Vines. What a simple beauty and perfectly masculine.

Darnell J Knauss said...

I love the soft colors of this for a sympathy card, Tracey, whether male or female, but I think it's just right for the young brothers. I'm so sorry.

Tenia Nelson said...

Gorgeous.

Marybeth said...

Oh my gosh this is so elegant and beautiful ! Love that stamp too Tracey!

Jen W. said...

So sorry you had to make this card, Tracey, but it is gorgeous and I'm sure it will be greatly appreciated.

Janet Zeppa said...

Definitely the hardest type of card to make but you did it so elegantly. What a gorgeous image!

Maria said...

Gorgeous bday card with flowers and butterfly...pretty colors! And, wonderful sympathy card with lovely background stamp with wooden embellishment...love it!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is lovely!

Kara said...

beautiful background!

Barb Murphy said...

wow! this is stunning! i love the soft green...the tendrils are so pretty.

Michelle said...

Wow! Very fitting sympathy design!

Joyce said...

Such a beautiful card for such a sad occasion. That Hero Arts stamp is just gorgeous, and I will be putting it on my wish list. That wooden leaf is a nice touch.

Jean said...

Sympathy cards are never easy to make ~ you did a phenomenal job with this one. Another beautiful new stamp and very fitting for masculine cards. So sad to hear of another death to cancer, and how devastating to these young men.