Friday, July 8, 2011

Let Your Light Shine Sympathy Card

Happy Friday everyone!  I have the first of several sympathy cards to share with you today.  I made this one for my son-in-law's mother and brother after the loss of his Dad.  It really was one of the hardest cards I've ever had to make.  But, it didn't take long to decide that a lighthouse was perfect for this one because the Bible verse on the front really reminded me of how my son-in-law's Dad lived his life.  He was such a wonderful man!  It's so sad that in the end, he was so depressed, he just couldn't seem to see any hope.  But, I digress.  Here's how the card was made:

Size:  4 1/2" x 6 1/2"
Card Stock:  Bazzill, American Crafts
Patterned Papers:  DCWV (Dots, Stripes and Plaids Stack)
Lighthouse:  Wall Decor Cricut cartridge cut at 4"
Background Label:  Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge cut at 4 1/4" (I think) and then embossed using the Swiss Dots folder in my Cuttlebug
Butterflies:  Martha Stewart punch
Daisy border punch:  Martha Stewart
Blue chain border:  Martha Stewart Double Edge Bangle Chain punch 
Pearls:  Queen & Co.
Sentiment:  Computer generated using Tabitha font and then cut with a Nestabilities Die

Hope you like it.  I was very pleased with the end result.  I love these colors together.  Click on the photo for a better look.


Laurie said...

This card is so beautiful!!!! Sympathy cards are always so hard to make, but you did a fantastic job!! My prayers are with you and your SIL's families.

Anna C said...

Your card is very beautiful. Love your colors on this. Your son in law and his family are in my prayers.

Debbie Carriere said...

Tammy, this is a wonderful card! You can tell you put a lot of love into it. Thinking of your family....

Maribel said...

I'm keeping you and your family in my thoughts. Thank you for sharing your sympathy card, it is beautiful!

Amy said...

This is a beautiful card... Thanks for becoming a follower of my blog, I am now following you too.

Lynn said...

This card is so, so beautiful!

Alpha & Omega Design Team said...

I LOVE this card, Tammy. You did a great job and I know it touched their hearts! I can see that much love went with it. I continue to remember them in my prayers every day.