Recently I had a sad occasion, actually several, where sympathy cards were called for. This particular one was sent to a my friend, a widow whose husband died very unexpectedly one month after retiring. This situation is so sad. It reminded me that only the Lord knows when we will be called home and we should work hard everyday to make sure that when we are He has reason to say “Well done my good and faithful servant” to us.
The design of this card was inspired by a gift bag that I saw but there was no name on the picture, so I’m not sure who to credit. If it is your design, please let me know and I’ll credit you. I used the Flower Fair Framelets by Stampin’ Up! to cut the flowers and leaves. Here’s a closer look:
Sorry about the small piece of lint on the blue flower. I didn’t see it until after I sent the card and then it was too late to take a new picture. The only stamp on the project is from a retired stamp set called Sincere Salutations, an oldie but a goodie. The colors used were Pink Pirouette, Calypso Coral, Marina Mist and Pool Party, Daffodil Delight and Hello Honey, Garden Green and Mossy Meadow.
I was able to incorporate a strip of our 1 1/4 Burlap Ribbon and a White Tea Lace Doily. I trimmed the doily down and swished a little bit of Watermelon Wonder along the edge to help it standout against the Very Vanilla background. Here is another shot of it:
I hope you enjoyed today’s card and if you would like any of the supplies that I used to make the card you can find them all on my Stampin’ Up! website: sweethoneystampingspot.stampinup.net.