Sympathy Cards

Sympathy cards are always hard to create, but when I had to create cards for three generations for my extended family it was especially hard. This is for my BFF whose three week old great granddaughter died suddenly. Using a makeup brush I used Lemon Drop ink on the Water Droplets stencil (Gina K Designs) for a soft background. The Daffodil, by Divinity Designs was colored with Copics and cut with the matching die. The sentiment is from Sincere Sentiments by Stampendous. The card base is soft stone, my new favorite card base.  I’m entering this in the Simon Says Monday Challenge to use a stencil.

This is for the baby’s grandmother. I used the Rose Lace background stamp by Gina K Designs stamped in Kraft on white with a Kraft card base. The sentiment is from Extra Grand Sentiments by JustRite, stamped in Dark Chocolate.

And this is for the baby’s mother. The Rose Lace Background was stamped in Innocent Pink, on a Dusty Rose card base. The sentiment from Peony Wishes was stamped in Stormy Sky. The butterfly die is from the My Hero January Kit, cut in  Dusty Rose. The body and antenna were colored with a black marker and highlighted with a Stardust Clear Glitter pen. I am entering this in the Dies R Us Challenge to use things with wings.

12 thoughts on “Sympathy Cards

  1. Oh, Judy, so very sad for your friend and family and I think they will take comfort with you beautiful cards. The soft colors and background stencil and stamps are perfect. So sorry for your loss.

  2. Such a sad thing for this family to deal with. These cards will bring comfort to them, especially as they are from you. Love the colors, backgrounds, and sentiments you chose.

  3. I’m so sorry for your loss and for the family. Losing a baby has to be the hardest thing of all to bear. The cards you’ve created are lovely and should bring some comfort. That rose background stamp is a nice one to use for a sympathy card and I really like the stenciled background on the first one.

  4. Thanks Johanna. It’s been a very rough time for this family. One of my BFF’s grandsons was killed in an auto accident a little over 2 years ago and now this. I hope they find some comfort in the cards and in the notes I wrote inside. The lace background is one of my favorites lovely for quick birthday cards too.

    1. So very sad and grief like this takes a long time to become bearable. Hard for you as well.

  5. What a terribly difficult time for that family. It is wonderful of you to encourage all the generations of moms. I’m praying for the family.

    1. Thanks Golda, your prayers mean a lot. I’ve known the family a long time so I’ve watched the grandma grow up as well as the baby’s mom.

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