Monday, April 19, 2010

Two Sympathy Cards

Well, after a long day at the Ripley's Believe It Or Not Aquarium in Myrtle Beach South Carolina, with 210+ 7th graders, I made it back home to work on two sympathy cards for two family members.

We recently had an aunt pass away, and these are the two cards I made for the sister, and mother.








Please fell free to give feed back, and let me know what you think.








The two Magnolia Stamps are two of the most versatile. Nearly all the paper and cardstock in Stampin' Up! The elements and cards, are distressed with close to cocoa ink (SU), and paper pierced with the mat pack (SU). All coloring of the Magnolias was created with copic sketch markers.


The white doily square was cut from the Mother's Day limited edition Cricut Cartridge. I believe I cut it at 4 inches, to make it fit.

16 comments:

Jean said...

Marciava, both the cards are so beautiful and should be welcomed. They are beautiful in a simplicistic way.. your choice of papers are wonderful and your coloring is great... also love your layout on both.
Hugs, Jean

Maureen said...

How nice of you to make them these cards; I know they will appreciate the time and effort you have put into them. It is so hard to create sympathy cards (at least I find it hard). I hope Tilda gives them a smile. Well done.

cabio's craft corner said...

Cute and lovely card. Love all the inked edges that adding the vintage look for these cards!!
Hugs,
Cabio

Suzanne J Dean said...

So pretty--love the vintage feel of both & great layouts!
Wonderful!

hugz,
Suzanne

Candy said...

Marciava,
Sympathies are sent your way for the recent loss of your family member.
Both of your cards are lovingly made and I like the vintage look of them.
You picked nice Tilda's to use :o)
Hugs, Candy

Tracey said...

So pretty! Your colouring is gorgeous!

Barb Hardeman said...

These are both very sweet cards, beauttifully colored and well put together. They are sure to put smiles on the faces of both grandmothers'. How thoughtful for you so take the time to bless them this way...great job...

Julie said...

Both cards are just beautiful!

Karen W said...

I am sorry for your loss. You did a great job on these cards, I'm sure they will appreciate them

Julia said...

Sorry for your families loss. Your cards will be very welcome. They are very nicely done with muted colors, & the Tilda's are perfect. I am little strange but I always hope to inject how I feel about someones cards. I think the only thing I would add would be the Tilda with the flower in her hair is "1" sm. teardrop out of one of her eyes, say if you have diamond glaze stuff. The Tilda with flowers on her lap doesn't need it. REMEMBER this is ONLY my opinion & I can be a bit strange, lol.
Both cards are beautiful, tasteful, & very well done.
Hugs,
Julia B.(Wa.St.)

Barb F said...

both card would bring a smile to anyone. They will cheer the recipient which is what a card is supposed to do! Pretty work, and no card can be too colorful in my book! Or too sparkly! Hugs, Barb F

Pen to Paper said...

Marciava,

I like the color scheme you've used on both cards. They have an old-time feel to them. Very cool.

Jackie

Bengelmama said...

Wonderful Cards.

Nadine

Pat said...

Hi Marciava...so sorry for your family's loss. Your cards are really beautiful...and will be greatly appreciated by the recipients, I am quite sure. Love your colors and layouts. Take care...Pat Frank (VA)

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

these are just beautiful and I'm sure will bring a lot of comfort.A very thoughtful present from you.

Peggie said...

Lovely cards that fit the occasion. Sorry about your lose.