Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Sympathy Card

We learned yesterday that one of our neighbors passed away on Monday. He was a husband and father of three. We don't know them very well. Just a nice, quiet family that pretty much stayed to themselves, but have always been kind and friendly to everyone. He was only 57 years old....so sad. We want them to know they are in our thoughts and prayers, so I made them this card.



The Silhouette Grass stamp always seems appropriate for a sympathy card. I stamped it with Peeled Paint Distress Ink and clear embossed. Then I used the resist technique again, with Tumbled Glass and Wild Honey. (Can't seem to stop using these two colors.)

After lots of rain lately, we have gorgeous sunshine with the temp in the low 80's in store for us today. It's what I call the perfect weather! Hope the sun is shining where you are too.

Thanks for visiting! I'm off to go play with the flowers. Always makes me feel better....

14 comments:

CinnamonSally said...

Great card Barb, you are right this stamp lends itself perfectly to sympathy cards, I have used it myself.

AnitaRex said...

I think it's so great that you are making a sympathy card for them even if you don't know them very well. And so pretty! Loved that you embossed the grass! Lucky you with sunshine, here too but calling for rain and all weekend!

Debbie said...

I love the way you used the dragonflies with the grass, and your background is amazing! I know it will mean so much to them because you took the time to make it.

Tiffany said...

This is a gorgeous sympathy card Barb! You're right - the Silhouette Grass is so fitting for the occasion. Very thoughtful of you to make this for your neighbor, we are the same sometimes, don't know our neighbors all that well, that is sad, isn't it? I've never even talked to my next door neighbor, you just never run into them it seems!

Heather Maria said...

That's terrible news about your neighbour Barb, he was so young. Your sympathy card is gorgeous. Wonderful distressed background and love the combination of stamps. I'm sure the family will really appreciate it. Glad you're getting good weather Barb, it's a beautiful sunny day here today too!

Virginia L. said...

So thoughtful of you to give a sympathy card to a neighbor that you don't know well.. I did that one time a while ago. It's so beautiful and serene-perfect card for a time like this.

Monika Reeck said...

Oh dear the background looks so lovely..so thoughful Barb to give this card for your neighbor...I miss your lovely words on my Blog...Hope you are doing well Barb...hugs

alexandra s.m. said...

Your card is soooo beautiful, you're so thoughtful, bless your heart...

78thistles said...

Beautiful card Barb. Sympathy cards are a little more difficult to do but you did a great job.

donna mikasa said...

Your card is so lovely, Love the perfect touch of color for a sympathy card. Blessings to your neighbor's family.

Simone said...

This is a gorgeous Sympathy card Barb. The grass is perfect for this and I love how you added the butterlies in there :)

Kathy (krolski) said...

This is a gorgeous card Barb and so thoughtful of you to make it. I'm so sorry to hear about your neighbor.

Suzanne C said...

Perfect card for sympathy. So sad about your neighbor.

trinharrieta said...

Beautiful card that will mean so much to your neighbor's family.