Wednesday, 14 June 2017

A sympathy card

I got home from holiday to the sad news that the husband of an old friend had passed away, so I needed to make a quick sympathy card in order to get it in the post as soon as possible.


I stamped the fern - an old Artylicious stamp (I can't remember the age but it's many years since they closed down) - in purple and then repeated the stamping without inking, to give a subtle shadow. The sympathy stamp is an Anna Griffin one from about 15 years ago and the butterfly is from a set I won recently at the Butterfly Challenge.

A little layering and my card was ready to post.

I am sharing this with
Butterfly challenge - Bingo and/or Heather colour (I hope to join in a second time with the Bingo theme)
CAS on Sunday - Use repetition image
Retro Rubber - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps and More - Anything Goes

13 comments:

Claire Toplis said...

A beautiful tribute in such a sad time

Cara said...

So sorry that you returned to such sad news. Your beautiful card will bring lots of comfort though x

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at ASTM, good luck!!! Amy DT

Claire Grantham said...

Jane, I always love your cards, they are so beautiful. Sorry to hear about your news, your beautiful card will be comforting at this time. Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber this time. Claire DT

Liz said...

So sorry to hear that you came home to such sad news, but you have made a perfect CAS sympathy card. I'm sure it will be appreciated by your friend. xx

Jan Clothier said...

Sorry that you needed a sympathy card. I like the colour choice and the way you've preserved the white space, letting the ferns take centre stage. Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber.

Anja Curvers said...

So sorry you needed this sympathy card. it's a perfect card for the occasion. Thanks for joining us over at CAS on Sunday.

Mrs A. said...

What a shame that you needed to make this card so soon after your holiday and quite a shock for you too. The purple for the fern and then the second generation stamping looks just right. Very understated. Thank you for starting the bingo challenge off. Hugs Mrs A.

Nana Connie said...

Simple and stunning!

Creative Lady said...

Love your CAS card. Thanks for joining Retro Rubber Challenge Blog.

Neva Cole said...

CAS and perfect for the sympathy sentiment. Thank you for playing along with us a Retro Rubber!

Christine Traversa said...

Great job with this card, so lovely. Thanks for joining the RR challenge!

Barb said...

Your card is lovely Jane. What sad news to hear when you got home. Barbxx