Saturday 7 August 2021

Thinking of you

Today I have a sympathy card that I made for my brother in law. He recently very sadly lost a family member to motor neurone disease. She was only 55 and had 2 teenage children, such a horrible thing.

This is a one layer card, I started by masking the circle and blending distress inks. I left the mask in place and splattered black paint from a paint pen, then I stamped the flower spray. I just love this stamp


I added some colour with my polychromos to the open flowers that were over the inked circle, stamped the sentiment and added a few tiny black gems, one of which is a tiny heart (you can see it on the close up). As usual I stamped the envelope and insert too.



I am sharing this at:
CAS on Friday #211 - Favourite stamp
A Place to Start challenge 8 - August favourite style (CAS)
AAA Cards #195 - Along the edge

Supplies:
Cardstock: Smooth stamping card
Ink: Distress ink; Versafine
Stamps: Chocolate Baroque, Lords & Ladies; Uniko, simply said sentiments
Other: Derwent paint pen; Faber Castell polychromos

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today, I really appreciate it. 

23 comments:

Cat Craig said...

Hilary, so very sad. your card is lovely and I really like that you added a bit of color to the blooms in the circle to make them pop. Gorgeous.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Your card will surely bring comfort, Hilary! So beautiful with part of the bouquet colored in the circle!!

coldwaters2 said...

This is beautiful Hilary the perfect card for such a sad occasion, I love the stamp you have used also the splattering of ink on the circle such wonderful touches make this extra special
hugs
lorraine x

Mac Mable said...

Such a perfect and peaceful card for the very sad occasion x. The delicate colouring of the open flowers inside the circle looks so pretty Hilary x.

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

So sorry for your BIL family loss and for the children!! A very beautiful card, love the warm feel and also the elegance of the stamp. The splatters look great, as well the coordinate envelope and insert.
Hugs

Bunny said...

Sorry to hear about the death in your brother in law's family.

This stamp does make a lovely card. [Bunny]

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful CAS design, the perfect sympathy card. I'm so sorry for your loss ♥

Crafting Queen said...

Beautiful card, so elegant. Sorry for your BIL loss. Anesha x

I Card Everyone said...

Color just where it's needed, and a heartfelt message, Hilary. So very beautiful.
=]

Bonnie said...

I love this, Hilary! Just the right amount of color on the stamp! The layout is lovely and that tiny heart very symbolic! A perfect card for this sad occasion!

Nancy said...

Sympathy cards can be hard to make... you did it perfectly. Thanks for playing along with us at AAACards!

Loll said...

Beautiful sympathy card, Hilary. Wonderful design with the masked circle and beautiful flowers. Deepest sympathies to your Brother-in-Law. xx

aussie aNNie said...

Adorable project and gorgeous card design...x

My Paper Epiphany said...

A beautiful heartfelt card! I'm sure it will bring comfort! Hugs x

crafty-stamper said...

A beautiful sympathy card love the stamps and design---sorry for your loss so sad.
Carol x

Ros Crawford said...

Such a beautiful card, envelope and insert... I really love this Hilary. I am so sorry for your BIL's loss, that is indeed a terrible disease. Have a good day...

ÅsaJ said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining AAA Cards! Hugs Åsa

Ashwini Rao said...

Its always a sad to make sympathy cards, but you've really made one that conveys the sentiments. I love how you've kept it simple, muted, but it seems very serene, still. Its a beautiful card, Hilary.

Rajani Rehana said...

So beautiful

Greta said...

Oh how awful--so sad. You've made the perfect sympathy card, in my opinion. I love keeping them simple & beautiful--exactly what you did!

brenda said...

Not sure how I missed this post, it's a perfect card for purpose, it's a dreadful disease. B x

nancy littrell said...

Such a beautiful and thoughtful sympathy card. Your BIL will so appreciate your caring thoughts. Love and Hugs..Nancy

Chana Malkah said...

This is a beautiful sympathy card! I love the CAS design, and that floral spray is perfect! Thanks so much for playing along with us at A Place To Start!
Hugz,
Chana Malkah, Owner