Saturday, January 14, 2012

sympathy: noun

the fact or power of sharing the feelings of another, especially in sorrow or trouble; fellow feeling, compassion, or commiseration.

Alot of you know ( if you are a regular visitor ) that I belong to a group called Cricut Card Fairies. Usually the cards that we send out are encouragement, get well or just thinking of you but today it is with a sad heart that I have to do a sympathy card...for a young girl that had a brain tumor and finally lost her battle. It's always hard to make a sympathy card but even more difficult for someone that has lost their child. I cannot even begin to imagine their grief they must be going through.

A new site I discovered ( because someone stopped by my blog and left me a kind comment and I will always try and return the favor by visiting your blog too!) is The Perfect Sentiment and their challenge is creating a sympathy card using this picture for your inspiration. I did not use the blue in the card since I was making this for a young lady but I was inspired by the quietness of the snow, the coldness...the peacefulness of this image.





this is my card:
The card I made has so much symbolism in it for me that I was amazed that all this could be pulled together through challenges. I'm not sure if I could have done this without their help getting me motivated. The pink of course for a girl, the buds on the tree for her youth ( she was 13 ) and the snow for her death.

 
embossing plates - Fiskars
ribbon- Offray
rub on sentiment - Karen Foster
rhinestones - My Minds Eye
flocking powder - Plaid
Helmars Gemstone Glue

 Go hug a family member

19 comments:

~amy~ said...

Sympathy cards...they are thee toughest. This is perfect.

Mary Pat Siehl said...

your card is beautiful! love al the embossing

Marlena M. said...

Sandee, this is beautiful. I pray it brings her some comfort.

terrie said...

what a lovely card but for a sad reason..
thank you for sharing it with us...

Ellen said...

This is such a sweet sympathy card. I think it is perfect.
hugs,
Ellen

Tabitha said...

so very beautiful. Thanks for playing along.

Melissa said...

Beautiful, love the use of your rhinestones, thanks for joining CTS!

Especially_For_You said...

Beautiful card! I love the elegance of the white on white. :) Thanks for joining us this week at The Perfect Sentiment.

Ashley

veronica said...

great texture. love it.

Kate said...

Very Elegant Card. Love the embossing. Thank you so much for joining us over at Cardz TV with Mary “The 3 R’s” Challenge. Hope to see you again.

Hugs,
Kate

girlia said...

Great card. thanks for playing with us this week at MTS

Karen said...

love the simplicty and beauty of your card.Thank you so much for joining Cardz TV challenge
Karen

KarenC Inspired said...

I loved the inspiration photo too. Your card is so elegant! I'm so sorry to hear about the young girl. I know the family will be so comforted by your concern & card. Hugs!

jan farnworth said...

very nice sympathy card thanks for joining us at the perfect sentiment.

Jennipher said...

I love all the symbolism you put into this. Very nicely done. Thanks for playing along at The Perfect Sentiment.

cricutalltime said...

oooh love the white on white.great cards.im a new follower.tfs

Jessica Pascarella said...

Great job! I love your take on the picture! Thanks for joining us at Perfect Sentiment!

Sarah Bennett said...

You did a beautiful job on the challenge! Thanks so much for joining us at The Perfect Sentiment!

Margaret said...

Beautiful card. So sorry for the young girl's passing. I love you emphasis on the trees.