Monday, February 8, 2021

A Trio of Sympathy Cards

Happy Monday, peeps!  I once again found myself in need of sympathy cards....three, again! Two were for older men, so they were simple and masculine in design.  The first one used a cabin image from Stampscapes, stamped in Stazon Black on Shimmery White cardstock and watercolored, then mounted on a piece of In Good Taste DSP:

The sentiment is from Hero Arts:

The second one seems a little odd for a sympathy card, but it was for a local farmer; he and his family own what it called a "Century Farm"....which means it has been in the family for at least 100 years.  I sang in the choir with his wife for many years!  I thought the DSP I used would bring them a smile:

Similar layout and I used the same sentiment; the papers are from Echo Park's Down on the Farm, and the stitched panel was also stamped with a retired Flannel Plaid background stamp from SU and embellished with some burlap trim:

Here's what I stamped on the inside, a verse from Cornish Heritage Farms:

Finally, one for a church family's mother; it uses the color scheme from the TGIF Challenge:

I do admit these colors threw me a bit...Petal Pink is always a challenge for me.  I stamped the flowers from All Things Fabulous and diecut them with the matching Fabulous Floral dies.  I placed them on a diecut frame cut with the Stitched Rectangle Dies, added some "splashes" from Gorgeous Grunge (ret), and a sentiment from Here's a Card:

I added some sequins; even a sympathy card can use a little bling:

Thanks so much for popping in today!

Have you ever seen a dog sleep like this?  She must have had a cold snout!

Funny pup!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!

"So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.  I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous hand." Isaiah 41:10


Marlene said...

Your puppy is a riot! You must get lots of enjoyment from the pup. You did a wonderful job on the cabin card. Fabulous!!

Kampin' Karen said...

My favorite is the firsts card. I love the cabin image and would want to be there with a fire going and snow falling. Eden is so funny!

I Card Everyone said...

All three cards are beautiful, and well planned for their recipients, LeAnne. REally loving those Fab Florals!
Ha! I think she's playing hide-and-go-sleep!

Wendy said...

Love all 3 of your sympathy cards, LeAnne. I'm sorry that you needed 3 but I will say that I love that you personalized each one to the families. Sympathy cards can sometimes be hard to create but I think you did beautifully on these.
Hope your staying warm...more of the four letter word is to come this week.

Carol L said...

All 3 cards are special for each individual and those farm papers are perfect for a farmer! Loving the serenity of the cabin by the lake and the petal pink card is equally lovely. As for your dog, I can relate. Lately I've had the covers pulled over my face to keep my nose warm as it's always icy cold! LOL

Bonnie said...

Three very different and appropriate sympathy cards, LeAnne! Sorry you needed them all at once.

Lisa Elton said...

This is a wonderful trio of sympathy cards, Leanne. The last with the lovely flowers is my favorite. That pup... haha!!

Lorraine said...

So sorry that you needed so many sympathy cards. But they are all wonderfully done.

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

All perfect for the task in hand - sympathy cards are never easy. I like that the last one uses these colours for a non-Valentine's card.

brrenwick said...

I love the soft, subtle splashes in the background with the bold red flower. Thank you for joining us at TGIF Challenges!