Sunday, December 20, 2015

Sympathy Card

The fields near our house are full of water, but so far no trouble with the streets.  Nice to have some breaks in the rain & today there was even a few minutes of sun while Fritz & I walked.  One nice thing about dark days is that I can enjoy my inside Christmas lights all day long!

Christmas cards are all mailed or delivered.  I'm working on a birthday card, but had to stop & make a sympathy card for hubby's daughter who lost her grandma.  I began by blending Distress Inks bundled sage, shabby shutters, pine needles & vintage photo. SSS Clustered Leaves were die cut from the panel & I trimmed off some of the leaves. I used vintage photo to stamp JudiKins bamboo (one of the last stamps I bought at my LSS before it closed & think this is it's first inking) on a strip of kraft which is matted to another strip colored with the same ink.  I mounted it over the leaves using foam tape on the top edge.  The sentiment is from PTI Through The Leaves.  I'm entering SSS Flickr (All About Die-Cutting), Inkspirational (Anything But Christmas) & The Playground (use Snippets).  I know everyone is super busy, so your visit means a lot to me.
Pixies Crafty Workshop

25 comments:

  1. Nicely done Greta. Excellent Design.

    Hugs and Blessings for this holiday season.
    Jim

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  2. A lovely sympathy card Greta, she is going to appreciate this. Hope the water stays away from your home and things begin to dry out!

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  3. Wonderful sympathy card Greta. Surely it will be comfort to your loved one. Glad you and Fritz had a chance to get out! My pups hate wet paws :(

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  4. a beautiful card Greta even if it's for a sad moment. How lovely for you to take time to make this for her.

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  5. Very tastefully done, Greta. Such a sad thing to do... I dread making sympathy cards. I'm sure this card will bring comfort, knowing that you care. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas.
    x Asha

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  6. A lovely sympathy card Greta. It's perfect for the sad occasion. Barbxx

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  7. Sympathy cards are always difficult but this is just perfect! So sorry for her loss

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  8. Beautiful Sympathy card Greta - always hard to make and this is just right. Hope the water levels are dropping for you!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  9. Very pretty card, it's perfect for sympathy. I hope the rains stop down there if it's flooding fields. Seasons Greetings and all the best in 2016! Shirley xx

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  10. I wholeheartedly agree with Di's comment above. Unfortunately it has been necessary for me to make 2 sympathy cards over the weekend.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  11. It's the most difficult type of cards to make but also the most comforting and your beautiful card will bring so much to its recipient Greta! Love the leaves...
    xx

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  12. Such a beautiful sympathy card, Greta. So kind of you. Hope the weather starts to dry out for you soon. I do love how you always look for the bright spot---enjoy those sparkling holiday lights---so festive!! Happy Holidays!!!!

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  13. Understated and perfect for the occasion - though it's always sad to make these types of cards. Hope the water stays far away from the roads!

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  14. I think nature-theme is always perfect for sympathy cards and your kraft card base looks really wonderful with green. Very elegant, beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational!

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  15. Sorry to hear about the loss. She will appreciate the lovely serene card with the pretty leaves! Hope the water goes down soon! It's supposed to be in the 60's soon. I guess no snow for Christmas, but that's ok! Take care...Merry Christmas to you and family!

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  16. A lovely, gentle sympathy card that will lift your husband's daughter's spirits. So sorry to hear about her loss. Hope the rains are settling down and the clouds dispersing, to bring you at least a 'sunny' Christmas! We're cold (-25C today), but the forecast is for warmer as the week progresses. As long as the roads are dry for our commute north on the 24th, then all is good! Merry Christmas, my friend!
    Hugs~c

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  17. A very beautiful sympathy card in muted colours Greta.

    Love and hugs
    Maarit

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  18. Same her...lots of standing water. I wonder how much rain we will need for us before they say the drought is over. Its been nothing but rain,rain,rain!I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas Greta!! I loved the card you sent me, Thank You for being so supportative, it means a lot! Hugs!

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  19. Greta, this is simply lovely.
    I love the inked leaves combined with the kraft.

    Hope you are staying safe.

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  20. Stay dry my friend. Your card is perfect, I love the addition of the leaves under your main band.

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  21. Beautiful card Greta...just beautiful.

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  22. Very lovely card for a not so lovely occasion. Hope your holidays were nice and I wish you all the best for the new year, Greta.

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  23. This is a pretty and soothing card. The colors are calming. Great card!

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