Sunday, March 19, 2017

Sympathy Cards

We've had our share of losses this past month.  This makes for an unusual time of support and encouragement to others.  It is one of the reasons why my blog posts have slowed so considerably.  With more than one reason to make them, I'll be sharing a few sympathy card designs with you.  This set was made using my Concord & 9th You are Enough stamp set on Bristol paper so that I could color with the Zig Clean Color watercolor markers.

The Zig markers make coloring easy and the final product very pleasing - a small mercy that I can send to let loved ones know I care during their time of grief.

I kept the background of these cards simple - letting the flower be the focal point and a simple, heartfelt sentiment on the front.  The flower is heat embossed with some aged gold powder - softening the edges and yet adding some definition to the card.

I'm sorry to say these are all used up and I had to make more.  Yet, in our fast paced world where things move pretty fast it is one way to demonstrate care across the miles to spend time making something to express your love.  That's what I can do now...

I'm entering these cards in the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp's Monday Challenge : Handmade Flowers
Word Art Wednesday's Challenge Weeks 274/275: Anything Goes


  1. Beautiful trio of cards, Andie! I love the simplicity of them, and the flowers have a stained glass feel to them with your lovely coloring! Thanks for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge! hugs, Maura

  2. It must been difficult for you and reading your post I realsied it must have been a sad and tough time. Your sympathy cards will definitely comfort the recipient. I love the subtle and stylish design.
    Take care and take the time you need. Blogging can wait...

  3. I really love this set of cards, your work is so beautiful and clean! the shading of the flower is so well done! sorry for all your losses, I hope that you can find peace with the memories that you have of those that you lost.

  4. gorgeous set of the way you embossed them and the colours.
    xx Karen


Thank you so much for your kind words. Isn't it fun to encourage one another, even from a distance?