Thursday, April 1, 2010

A Sympathy Card - with Helz Cuppleditch Flower Planters

Sympathy cards are hard aren't they?  I love beautiful cards - but when I am making one for a friend, as a sympathy card it takes me forever. A dear friend lost her mother.. and I really wanted to make a special card for her. I spent three hours stressing over how to make this card.  I finally put it all together.

I used Stampavie's Flower Planters by Helz Cuppleditch - really a lovely image, and perfect for this card I felt.
Colored with my copics -

The base is an off white card stock, then I stacked up LOTS of layers of Classic K designer papers from K& Company. Each layer matted with another pattern, and sewed with straight and zig zag stitches. I found a satin ribbon that matched perfect so I ran it as a band across the middle.

I also did the inside, with two layers of pattern paper, sewed - and my sentiment is stamped in brown and sewed as well. And another band of ribbon.

A difficult time, and my heart is with her -

I will be back this afternoon with the winner of my blog candy - - -


Myzdamena said...

That is one gorgeous card! xxx

The colours and image make it look so comforting.. I think your friend will feel how much you care just by looking at it

G xxx

Kirsten Alicia said...

Sympathy cards are always difficult, but you did a beautiful job with this one. I'm sure your friend will appreciate it & I send my condolences to her.

Cynde said...

It's a very Beautiful Card Michelle. I'm sure she will appreciate receiving it.

Rufus said...

She'll be able to tell how much time you put into this card. I'm sure that she will like it and appreciate knowing you're thinking of her. Sympathy cards are awfully hard. In fact I was working on some tonight. I've gone through quite a few recently. Don't think any of mine are as pretty as yours.

Caroljenks said...

Gorgeous card Michelle - perfect.

Carol x