Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Grassy Sympathy Card

There is just something about the image of tall grass swaying in the wind that makes me think of peace and contemplation. Both of these thoughts together make me think of sympathy cards. We are trying to convey peace to the bereaved, and are often contemplating the life that has passed, and how our lives will now be changed. Some passings are a thing of peace, and that in itself is something to celebrate. So says the ER nurse who has seen death in all kinds of forms.... I no longer fear death like I used to, and I am pretty sure it has more to do with my job than my age :)
Wow, these are pretty deep thoughts for a stampin blog! Better get to the Happy!!

I decided to use the  Adorning Accents Edgelit in the opposite direction this time, offering a peek at the cardstock beneath. It feels more masculine this way, don't you think? Really, what makes something masculine? It is sometimes not quite definable. But this feels like it. I was going to add some kind of embellishment to the right side of the oval, but decided I liked it this way just fine :)
  • Stamps: Inspired by Nature, Thanks for Caring (retired)
  • Paper: Always Artichoke, Early Espresso, Naturals White
  • Ink: Always Artichoke, Early Espresso
  • Other: Big Shot with Adorning Accents Edgelits and Labels Framelits, Wide Oval punch, Always Artichoke Seam Binding ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Sticky Strip

 You can almost hear the wind softly blowing, can't you. This would make a great masculine card for any occasion, not just a sympathy card.

I wish the Thanks for Caring set had not retired. It has such a wonderful sentiment, very timeless. If you have one, you have quite a little treasure in your stash!
And here is hoping that no one I know, including myself, needs a sympathy card any time soon....


Katherine said...

I love that set too, and the soft images that came with it. I recently cleaned out my retired sets, but that was one of the few I held onto!

Yapha said...

What a lovely sympathy card! I love how you used the edgelit. Just gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

I like your idea of using the adorning edgelit backwards for a sneak peek of the inside. Indeed it's a handsome card suitable for a man.

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

I love the sereneness and the combo of the edgelit with the grasses.

Shelley Z said...

Lovely card! You can almost feel the wind blowing.

Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

I love this too!

Paula said...

Beautiful! Love that stamp set too.

Mickey Roberts said...

How lovely! And so very thoughtful. A truly perfect sympathy card.


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