Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Sympathy Vase Card

Good Morning Friends! Needed to make a sympathy card for a friend last week as her MIL passed away. I think this is an area that so many have a difficult time with....not sure if it is just the concept or finding the right colors and words to say. But, remembering the cards that our family recieved last year with Dad's death, I remember the understated ones most.

I tried to get that feel here, I hope. This stamp has been in my stash for a very long time and I have never used it. Don't know why really. It is quite large for a standard A2 card so, I went up to the next size. And the color is a bit brighter than is showing up. Popped up the hydrangea bloom for some dimension.

Made me think of a painting that my Dad did for me some time back. Back before I had met Wayne, I had seen a picture of vased flowers in still life. I loved it and wondered if Dad could make it larger for me. Of course he could and did. Then we had a seven year split.....over stupid things in retrospect. He never gave up on me and kept the painting. When I found out that he was sick and I came back to the family in 2007, the first thing he did was bring over the painting. I had no idea the work that he put into it. I will post it tomorrow and tell you all about it.

I kick myself for having missed 7 years of relationship with my folks but, especially my Dad. And I am so grateful for having had the opportunity to be close to him at the end of his life. Life is too short friends, put up with the crabbiness and things you don't like about day they will not be without regrets. Okay, off soapbox now......

Thanks for looking and have a happy crafting day!!
  • Stamps - SU Warmest Regards (hostess), Hero Arts
  • Paper - SU Whisper White and Lovely Lilac CS
  • Ink - Ranger Archival Black Ink
  • Accessories - Prismacolor Pencils, Baby Oil, Blending Stumps, Dimensionals


  1. Your card is just stunning! Very appropriate for a sympathy card.

  2. This is such a beautiful sympathy card..Very lovely work..
    Hugs, Linda