Forever in Our Hearts

Good morning... Sympathy cards are never easy for me to make, and I never seem to have any in my stash. We lost a very good friend last week, and I've been procrastinating but I finally set aside the time to make a couple of cards to send to his family... Louie, we miss you tremendously, and you will be forever in our hearts.



My "go to" set for sympathy cards is Verve's Forever in Our Hearts. For my first card, the colors may seem a little odd for a sympathy card, but hopefully I've toned it down enough. I used Turquoise, Smokey Shadow and True Black from Amber's color challenge, VSJan10C. I ran my patterned paper (from The Mariposa Stack by DCWV -- I love it as it is full of gorgeous butterfly patters!) and the strip of Smokey Shadow through my Cuttlebug using the Script Texture embossing folder. I also used Julee's latest Mojo Monday Sketch #121. I finished off my card with a Prima flower and some stitching (real and faux, using my paper piercer).



For my second card, I used Teresa's wonderful sketch, VSJan10D. I used The Mariposa Stack again and this time I chose a butterfly print and a coordinating fleur de lis pattern. I added some ribbon and a bow to this one. If you look closely just above the bow, you'll see a Heidi Swapp acetate butterfly with some pearls I added for the body (as always, you can click on any photo to enlarge). Once again, I added more stitching to finish this one off.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Card 1 Supplies ~
Stamps: Forever in Our Hearts (Verve)
Cardstock: Select White, Smokey Shadow, True Black (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: The Mariposa Stack (DCWV)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Script Texture embossing folder, Traditional Scallop border punch (Martha Stewart), Flower (Prima), Pearl (Queen & Co), Paper piercer, Thread, Sewing machine.

Card 2 Supplies ~
Stamps: Forever in Our Hearts (Verve)
Cardstock: Smokey Shadow, Vintage Cream (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: The Mariposa Stack (DCWV)

Ink: Versafine Onyx Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Long Rectangle and Scalloped Long Rectangle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Traditional Scallop border punch (Martha Stewart), Acetate butterfly (Heidi Swapp), Pearls (Kaisercraft), Paper piercer, Foam tape, Thread, Sewing machine.

9 comments:

  1. Both cards are wonderful!! Love the colors you used! Sorry to hear about your friend!

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  2. Both of these cards are gorgeous Stephanie! The sentiments are so peaceful & calming. Sorry for your loss.

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  3. These are STUNNING Stephanie! I ADORE your style girl! WOW!

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  4. I'm sorry you lost a friend - can never be replaced, but don't they always enrich our lives? Really elegant cards and I am sure will be much appreciated with your personal touch. Bestest, xxx

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  5. I'm so sorry for your loss. Your cards are lovely and will be well appreciated!

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  6. So very sorry for your loss.
    Beautiful cards...

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  7. i think the colors you used for the sympathy cards are great-very pretty dsp-my fave is the 1st card-

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  8. Sorry for the loss of your friend. Your cards are wonderful and love the colours on card 1. x

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  9. sorry about the loss of your friend. I hate making sympathy cards too, they are defiantly the hardest to make..you have done a beautiful job. Having received handmade cards at times off loss, I know how much these will be appreciated! Hugs Juls

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