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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Sympathy Card

Good Tuesday Morning Peeps.

Today is going to be a bit of a rough one. I will be attending my aunt's funeral this morning. This was my Mom's sister and the last of her siblings. They are all re-untied now. To top it off yesterday would have been my Mom's 80th birthday, so alot of emotions running around over here. Altho I wasn't very close with my aunt the last few years, since my Mom's passing, I have alot of good memories of her and her girls, my cousins, from childhood. :) I know her husband and children are hurting and I hope this card will bring them just a bit of comfort.

I used THIS card for my inspiration.
I started with a base of Concord Crush, 5 inches by 10 inches folded in half. I wanted to emboss my BG piece but since it was too big for the EF, so I came up with the idea to split the BG into two pieces. I used the new Wisteria Wonder card stock to matt the embossed pieces.
The stamp set used is the "Hello Friend", I stamped the image with wisteria ink onto whisper white card stock. The sentiment is from the "Thoughts & Prayers stamp set.
I used vellum to make the butterfly out of from the Beautiful Butterflies Die.
 I added some whisper white satin ribbon and the retired two slot punch to bring the ribbon to the top of the image panel and tied a bow.
 I added two basic pearls to the butterfly and called it done.

Well, that is all from me today, thanks for stopping by and HAPPY STAMPING!!!



Lorri W. said...

So sorry for your loss. Your aunt's family will find comfort in this beautiful card that you have made for them. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!

Lesley said...

I am sorry to hear of your loss Vicki, I will be thinking of you today. This card is absolutely lovely, it will be comfort I am sure.
Take care,

Wendy said...

Such a beautiful heartfelt card, Vicki! Love your choice of colors & stamps used. A very comforting card & I pray this gives the family some comfort in the coming days. I also pray for you. I know how hard this is for you and my thoughts are with you today. If you need to talk you know i'm here for you! Hang in there sweetie!
Love & hugs~

Allison said...

So sorry to hear your loss. My thoughts are with you.
I'm sure her husband and children will appreciate the thoughtfulness and beauty of this card.

Marisa said...

Wish I was closer so I could give you a big hug, Vicki! Consider yourself cyber (((hugged))). Hoping today went okay...

Your card is gorgeous! LOVE that vellum butterfly and the silhouette image.

Susan said...

So sorry for your loss. I will be thinking of you today. xxoo((hug))

Dawn Easton said...

Sorry for your loss, Vicki. Sending you big hugs!

Your card turned out beautifully, so soft.

Wanda Cullen said...

Hugs and prayers go out to you, Vicki! So sorry you're experiencing these tough times! Your card is gorgeous!