Thursday, April 10, 2008

Loss for words

I've had to make a fair share of sympathy cards lately. I made this card using the PTI Out on a Limb set, soft sky & chocolate chip ink. I wanted to keep the card simple and delicate so I just used the rectangle nestabilities for the main image and left everything else plain. I did use my blender pen on the soft sky blossoms, it adds a bit of texture to them as the paper will puff up a bit (no clue why but you should try it, it's neat). My heart hurt as I addressed each of these cards and put them in the mail. What do you say to someone who's entire world just got flipped upside down?

10 comments:

Lorie said...

It is so hard isn't it? The best thing to say (and I know it was probably a rhetorical questions but) is that you are sorry for their loss. If you can share a special memory or a trait that they got from the loved one that is great too. My heart goes out to you too. Absolutely beautiful card!

laos348 said...

These are the hardest cards to make and to send. I always feel inadequate when expressing my sorrow to someone. Your card is beautiful and elegant - very fitting for the occasion.

Julie Masse said...

Your card is really beautiful Jillian! I know they will appreciate your concern!

Diane said...

Your card is beautiful and I feel the same way...what to say.

Sandy Knecht said...

Your card is beautiful. Losing someone is very sorrowful and it is hard to know the right thing to say. I've had to make many cards this year too and there is one or two that I know of that I'll probably need. It's never easy. They will appreciate your beautiful card.

WhimsicalThoughts said...

What a beautiful card, these types of cards are never an easy task, but I'm sure the card will be greatly appreciated.

Kelly said...

This is really beautiful.

Jessie/knightrone said...

I find sympathy cards the hardest to write too. I just never know what to say. Your card is beautiful and I am sure your thoughtfulness will bring the recipient comfort.

Joan B said...

Perfect card for a sad occasion.

Expressions of a Creative Mind said...

This is so beautiful and elegant