Friday, March 11, 2011

Elements of Sympathy

Hi there all who pop by!

Today is a somewhat sombre post as sadly the FIL of one of the gals I play neball with passed away suddenly. We all know how difficult sympathy cards are to do, let alone MALE sympathy cards. I was trawling through my CASE cards file and came across this one from the immensely talented Tashana Lundy. I decided very quickly and came up with my version.

As you can see mine is slightly different. I dropped the ribbon (being for a male) and I also did not sponge the edge of the Nesties die (forgot in the haste to get it done!!) I also did not use Close to Cocoa, instead using Sahara Sand. I DID however shadow the flourish, stamping it in Sahara Sand first and then the Soft Suede. Here tis up close.

You also may notice that the wing of the bird is outside the cut shape of the die. I owe the learning of this technique to Debbie Pamment. She has done a tutorial for it here. Debbie has MASTERED this technique and uses it on quite a few of her cards. I have a LONG way to go...but at least now I have a handle on it. The large flower image from the stampset is stamped in Sahara...seen here.

I am happy with the way this turned out and I think it is fitting of a male sympathy card.

Stuff Used:
CS: (SU) Soft Suede, Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla
Ink: (SU) Soft Suede, Sahara Sand
Stamps: (SU) Elements of Style
Other bits: Nestabilities Labels 8

Looking very much forward to seeing the Neurologist next Tues. Thanks so much for all of your well wishes and messages of support.

Lynda xx


Jenny Hayward said...

Hi Lynda,
Great card for a Sympathy card. They are always hard to do especially when you need to whip one up quickly. Thanks for the link about leaving some of the image outside the frame. Will have to try that sometime!

Take care,
Love Jenny xx

Cheryl said...

This is such a beautiful classy card and perfect for the occasion!!! I agree,sympathy cards are not easy to make,I am sure the recipient will appreciate this!!

Helen Williams said...

Beautiful Card Lynda.
Sorry to hear of your lose.

Helen Williams said...

Lynda I have awarded you with a Blog Award.
Pop over to my blog to pick it up.

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Wow... this is so beautiful, Lynda! Perfect for the sad occasion. Love the shadowing! Hope those tangled nerves are behaving! Hugs xxaxx

Sonia G said...

This is such a beautiful card!

Debbie Pamment said...

Ah - I'm playing catch-up AGAIN!!!!! This is an awesome sympathy card, elegant and serene - they are tough to do but you've nailed it!
Hope all goes well with your visit to the neurologist!

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Beautiful Sympathy card.. Sorry for your friend's loss. Hope all is well over there!