Friday, February 26, 2010

Sympathy


So, I know I'm not the only one that has trouble with sympathy cards.  One of my husband's coworkers lost her husband recently, and a teacher as my son's school lost her home to fire.  I was challenged to make a card that was thoughtful, pretty and somewhat solemn.  There is this fine line between beauty and cheerfulness that we try so hard not to cross when making this type of card.  I am happy with my results.  I made 5 of these and a week later I only have 2 left.

The bird stamp is from unique boutique and the sentiment is computer generated and reads:
When the future seems overwhelming, remember that it comes one moment at a time.

I am in love with this sentiment.  It is appropriate in so many situations.  I hope you like this card and it inspires you to create something today!

17 comments:

Martha said...

its a beautiful card, they will love it, just for thinking of them ;)

my5bratz said...

that sentiment is perfect, I have a friend with a marraige breakdown who's not coping and another who lost a baby and it suits both...sympathy cards are soooo hard but this is lovely :)

Crafty Creations said...

Wow - this is a beautiful card and I think it could fit a lot of occasions. That sentiment is just wonderful and I'm sure it will help ease a lot of people. I think you did a great job! Thanks for sharing!
Maria

paperpedaler said...

You did a wonderful job on capturing the perfect sympathy card.

CoveredInCrafts said...

That's stunning. I love the colors. Very nice.

Colleen said...

Thats a very beautiful card!!!

Jackie said...

This is such a beautiful card! I'm sure they're going to really love it...tfs!!!
Hugs,
Jackie

Cheryl said...

Wonderful card. I was struggling to make a sympathy card last night. This sentiment is perfect.

sarahw said...

This is just beautiful! :)

Jess said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!

Shirley-anne said...

Perfectly delightful card ...made with love!
Shirley-Anne

Kim said...

I think you accomplished your goal perfectly this is lovely!

Rae Anne said...

Beautiful and inspirational!!! WOW!!!

Lesley said...

Your card is very beautiful!

Gina said...

Very well done. I struggle with the same thing trying to achieve a balance between something pretty and still solemn. I love your color choice.

specialcraftmom4 said...

GREAT card! Love the clean and simple design (:

Vera said...

What a beautiful sentiment and a gorgeous sympathy card! Thanks for sharing!