Thursday, June 14, 2012

Life

I didn't know I needed a sympathy card when I made the one on Tuesday, but yesterday I found out my friend's husband died over the weekend.  He had developed a serious heart problem over the last few months & was recently put on the heart transplant list.  Like so many, he didn't live long enough to get a heart.  He was my age & very active enjoying his first grandchild & now he's gone.  Makes you realize again how precious & fragile life is & what really matters.

My card is for the Flourishes pop-up challenge HERE.  I love this color combo & I've been wanting to use the Spellbinder lacy square or circle where the design goes to the edge, not just before the lace begins.  All the images are from Flourishes Butterflies & Blossoms  set.  The sentiment is die cut with a Spellbinder oval & the bottom edge is trimmed flat.  The little butterfly is stamped & colored with Memento markers twice & the second wing is attached at a slight angle & curved up.  Both the floral image & the sentiment are popped up.  I appreciate you coming by.  I know it takes time & you have lots of choices, so thank you all.

12 comments:

Sue said...

Hello Greta
Gosh, the White embossing design on your square looks amazing it is a palette that is a Wow, and the design with your circle cut for the sentiment is unusual, and one would not think it would work, but my goodness it so does. Adding the coloured butterfly, is another focal point for the eye, it is a perfect sympathy card as there is a feeling of peace emulating from it.
Smiles:)
Sue

Dawn said...

Great card Greta. Sorry to hear about your friend's husband... It is so hard when people your age pass away... makes you very conscious of how precious life is and how we should make the most of life.

walchowDesign said...

Great card with the white embossing on the kraft which really pops-up, Greta! Another creative cutting for the sentiment. Sorry to hear about your friend's husband...

Sarah said...

Hi Greta

So sorry to read your sad news. Love the card!

Sarah x

Elizabeth Allan said...

The symmetry of this design is lovely Greta! Sorry to hear of your loss....

ChristineCreations said...

Your card is so peaceful looking Greta...such a sad time for that family and friends. I'm sure they will be blessed by your kindness!

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Another beauty!

Nona said...

This is simply gorgeous, Greta. I really love the white embossing on the kraft and how the colored butterfly pops against the neutral colors. Very pretty. I am so very sorry to hear about your friend's husband. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and her family.

Rosemary said...

lovely sympathy card, greta! so sorry for teh loss of your friend's husband!

Trinh said...

I'm so sorry about your friend's hubby. Your card is beautiful and I love the embossed image.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Sorry to hear about your friend's hubby! I love the soft kraft and white card with the pretty butterfly - I'm sure your friend appreciates it.

Robin K. said...

I'm so sorry for the reason behind needing this card Greta. I really like this kraft and white color combination and how the floral design covers the whole die cut piece.