Friday, July 9, 2010

The hardest card

Recently, one of my bosses lost her sister to cancer. There's really not anything you can do or say to make things better, but I thought a handmade card would at least help show how much I care & that I am thinking of her. Sympathy cards are always so hard, in part because it's hard to find good stamp images to use. I decided to use this sweet "Little Girls - Swing Time" stamp from Lili of the Valley. It's not your traditional "sympathy card image" but I like its warm and wistful feel - and sometimes a hug says more than words could ever say.

I kept the embellishments fairly simple both because of the nature of the card and to make it easier to mail. I bought these 3D daisy embellishments a while ago at Michaels. They were a really fast and easy embellishment.

Other supplies: Martha Stewart daisy border punch, Prismacolor pencils, sentiment (retired - TAC), kraft cs (TAC), papers from my scrap stash.


Danni said...

I'm so sorry for the occasion for the card. It is very sweet and pretty and hopefully will bring some comfort.

Terry Oulboub said...

You know Lisa, you're right - it's so hard to say the right words to express your condolences when someone has had a loss. But your card is perfect - it shows the warmth and the colors are so nice - it will, at least, brighten up your boss's day that you thought about them. So nice of you!

Curt in Carmel said...

Seriously, this is one of the sweetest cards I've seen in a long time. Just looking at it after reading why you made it made me a little teary. What a wonderful card. . .Best, Curt