Saturday, December 17, 2011

A tragic story and some sympathy cards.

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During the last week of November, my step-daughter and her family traveled to Montana to attend her brother-in-law's wedding. On the way back home from the wedding, the new bride became sick. The day after she returned home, she was admitted into the hospital due to a stroke.  Unfortunately, she wasn't able to recover from it. She was 20 years old and had been married for five days. I can't even imagine what her young husband must be going through, and there are no words that I can even think of to say to him.

I was able to make some sympathy cards and wanted to share them.

For this card I used Kraft cardstock for the base and My Mind's Eye Stella Rose Hatti Papers for my patterned paper. I also used some Vintage Cream PaperTrey Ink cardstock. I created the rosette by cutting four strips of the patterned paper that were 1 1/2" x 6". The center of the rosette and the sentiment tag were created with the My Creative Time "Build a Banner" set, which you can purchase HERE. I used some PaperTrey Ink twine to attach the sentiment and then some Tim Holtz Vintage Photo distress ink around the edges. The sentiment is from the My Creative Time "Many Greetings" stamp set.



For this card, I used PaperTrey Ink Smokey Shadow cardstock for the base, some Vintage Cream cardstock and the same My Mind's Eye Hatti papers for the patterned paper. I used the My Creative Time Curly Label die for the sentiment. The sentiment is also from the My Creative Time "Many Greetings" stamp set. I used some Charcoal twine from the Twinery to attach the sentiment to the card and inked around the edges with some Tim Holtz Black Soot distress ink.



11 comments:

CRAZY4 CHRIST said...

O wow i can't imagine, 20 years old and a stroke, wow. these are very beautiful cards!!
Kristan

~ Lori ~ said...

What a sad story. The cards are beautiful, but I'm sorry you had the occasion to make them.

girlia said...

cute

shelly said...

Beautiful cards for such a tragady. My heart goes out to this young man and I'm sure he will appreciate your thoughtfulness in sending him a card.

Melissakc1 said...

beautiful and thoughtful! I will be praying.

Glora said...

Your cards are absolutely perfect and beautiful! I still can not get over this tragedy. My heart reaches out for their loss. Much love & Hugs- Glora

Karen L said...

These cards are just beautiful, and the sentiments are very touching. I can't even imagine what that poor family has gone through, such a sad, sad story.

Dandylicious Creates said...

there are no words... Your cards are beautiful and heartfelt. My condolences to the family.

Jovan said...

That is so sad. The cards are so beautiful!

Georgiana said...

Sorry to hear about the loss. The cards are very lovely.

Take Care,
Georgiana
Carson's Creations

by Frank-LEE Speaking... said...

Ohhh no, what terrible news. My deepest condolences. Smooches... Felicia