Sunday, September 19, 2010

Sympathy Cards

Lovely Scenery

Unfortunately, it's a fact of life that we all have the need for sympathy cards on occasion. They are my least favorite cards to make, but I've found some pretty scenic images that I've really enjoyed coloring, and they make wonderful cards for expressing condolences.

This first card uses a beautiful free image from Digital Two for Tuesday. They have a lovely image of an old mill with a waterwheel as well.  I really love this homey scene! It's very versatile and could be used for other happier occasions, too. It would be perfect for Mother's Day, birthdays or for someone moving into a new home, to name a few.

Images: Scene from  Digital Two for Tuesday, Sentiment from Paper Garden Projects

Paper: SU! Blush Blossom , Sage Shadow,  Dusty Durango, Wlid Wasabi, Neena smooth white

 Tools: Copics, Prismacolor pencil, Martha Stewart border punch, Creative Menories oval-cutting system, Nellie Snellen embossing leaf punch set, Glue Dots

Embellishments: Prima Rose, Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, Pearl  cabochons, Heart charm, Narrow satin ribbon

This pretty bridge scene is from Imag-e-nation. They have a few more scenic digital images that are equally as nice.
This card is going to a family friend who lost his father very recently.

Images: Scene from Imag-e-nation, SU! Canvas BG stamo, Sentiment from Paper Garden Project

Tools: Copics, White gel pen, Prismacolor pencil, Cuttlebug with Spellbinder Large Label die and Quikcutz Swirl die, Mounting tape

Paper: SU! Going Gray and Buckaroo Blue card stock, Neena smooth white, Metallic gold CS

Embellishments: Satin Ribbon, Pearl cabochons

I hope you don't have any sad occassions to use these images, but they would certainly do for happier times, too.

Thanks for dropping by!

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