Jul 28, 2017

Sympathy Cards

Decided to make a few sympathy cards for Karen's Card Shop (collected by Susan Rahaila).

I usually buy sympathy cards because I don't want to send anything that reeks "arts and crafts project by a woman with a lot of time on her hands and not enough talent".  So I tread carefully here, selecting soft colors, a simple design, and no bling.

Used Altenew Watercolor Wonders (lining up those layers is not easy), and a sentiment from an old Papertrey Ink set, Botanical Silhouettes.  The cardstock is custard by Memory Box. Inks by Altenew.

MOOD WHEN DONE = Learned that two women with whom I went to high school died this week. I did not know them well, yet it struck hard.

When he shall die,
Take him and cut him out in little stars, 
And he will make the face of heaven so fine
That all the world will be in love with night
And pay no worship to the garish sun.”
William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet


~amy~ said...

These are so beautiful. ...love the custard base.
Sorry about your classmates.

Hannelie said...

I sometimes wonder if people think the same of me... and my cards... you know the "lots of time and not enough talent" thing. Your cards are beautiful. And you have lots of talent.

Leslie Miller said...

I hear you about the "reeking of arts and crafts" thing. I'm rarely happy with the sympathy cards I make. Frankly, most of the cards I make these days... something needs to change, sigh... These cards don't reek at all. They're absolutely beautiful and look like something I'd buy because I love them so much. Very pretty on the custard card base. I like the feel of Memory Box card stock.

Susan Raihala said...

These are beautiful, Joan. Thank you so much for supporting Karen's Card Shop! These will sell very quickly. You NEVER make arts and crafts project cards. You make art, my dear!

Diane McVey said...

Simply beautiful...love everything about them. And yes, you are an artist!

merryf said...

Absolutely beautiful.

Ginger said...

Your cards are lovely. I enjoy and look forward to your posts. I tell people (and you),"Don't believe everything you think".

bluejeannes said...

The one thing I agree with you is on keeping sympathy cards simple. I disagree with you on your statement "arts and crafts project by a woman with a lot of time on her hands and not enough talent." You are loaded with talent, my friend. And besides, I personally think that handmade cards say "I care enough to make this for you." My two cents.

australian writings said...

Sympathy card are looking very good and the color of these cards increase their beauty. Every person color selection is different but your collection are awesome.