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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Sympathy Cards

I hate that I need a sympathy card.
A friend lost her husband yesterday to brain cancer.
I wanted a special card for her.
This is Altenew: Beautiful Day.
Oh, I love this set, the stamps just make this flower and leaves look perfectly colored!
The smaller branches and stems I had to color with copics as they just come with the outline.
I added a strip of washi tape at bottom.

I also had this NBUS little Technique Tuesday stamp called Appreciated.
I thought this would make a nice sympathy card also.
I cannot keep up with sympathy and prying for you kind of cards.
Sad, isn't it?
Thanks for stopping by and taking a look!

Heart Hugs, friends!


  1. Both cards are beautiful & perfect for the occasion. So sad to loose loved ones & I know your cards will help bring comfort, Colleen!

  2. Two beautiful cards, Colleen! I'm so sorry for your dear friends loss. It is sad when we need an abundance of comfort and sympathy cards. Your cards from the heart are both beautiful and comforting.

  3. Beautiful cards Colleen...I know they will bring comfort to those in need.

  4. Beautiful cards Col. A couple of new stamp sets I don't recognize.

  5. Your stunning cards of late using the Altenew images sent me shopping! I hope to see my order come in early next week : ) These cards are absolutely beautiful!

    I'm sorry that you have had so many calls for these kinds of cards lately. Your friends are blessed to have you!


  6. Colleen both are such lovely cards and will bring comfort to those who receive them. I know that it is so sad that there are so many cycles where we can't keep up with them. I try to make them when I can so I don't have to when needed.

  7. I'm sorry that you need sympathy cards, Col, but you sure do make the most gorgeous and moving ones! These both took my breath away!! Hugs, Darnell

  8. Yes, so sad to need so many sympathy and prayer cards, Colleen ... both your beautiful florals here are sure to bring comfort, though ... and a smile through the sadness ... they're stunning! Anita :)

  9. Wow ... your flower card is amazing. Beautiful colouring Colleen. It is sad that you need this card for your friend, but she will appreciate you sending her something you made. Your second card is also beautiful. Sometimes it is really difficult to get through making a sympathy card when it is needed, so having one ready is always helpful. xx

  10. That is a beautiful flower card, Colleen! Very special! I love the simplicity of the black and white too! Seems like we need way too many of this type of card!

  11. These are incredible Colleen!!! You are so talented!


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