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Tuesday, 21 August 2012

So sad

Sadly I've had a number of sympathy cards to make recently.    And here they are...
This one was all about the words.  Wording was more important to the recipient. I simply used one page from my pretty Prima papers, some text by Edward Hayes word processed straight onto the paper with a  PTI sentiment.
This one was more about the paper - I used K&Co and included another fab PTI sentiment.  

And this one and the card that follows concentrated on the image. I used a fabulous Memory box poppy die; cutting two sets of red and one of green.  I cut individual petals out of the red, burnished them into curves and layered them on top of each other with some black liquid pearl stamens in between.
This card also contains some Marianne die leaves and a word processed sentiment.


My final card used the same design but on a taller card base and I omitted the Marianne die extra leaves. My framing for these cards is all on the outside of the base card.  It affords a little protection for the poppies.
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19 comments:

*Vicki* said...

Such gorgeous creations and designs for these sympathy cards Lesley! That's the thing, you always need to make them on hand so you have one when you need it.

LOVE the wonderful sayings on the front with such comforting words! TFS!! :)

Faye said...

Sympathy cards are so difficult to get right, but I think you've nailed it with these beautiful cards. I especially like the poppy ones. xx

julieprice3 said...

These cards are always so difficult to make, you've done a fabulous job I'm sure they will be gratefully received
Hugs julie P

Shelby said...

Dang you've been a busy girl! Love the range of style you've shown with all of these different cards...awesome level of talent. Love them all but I'd have to say I love the poppy one the best with the little bit of color and dimension you've added!

Shelby

Marianne said...

Beautiful cards, but very difficult to make.
I don't make them.
Hugs, Marianne

Karen Nutkins said...

Your cards are just beautiful. The poppy ones are amazing.

debby4000 said...

I know they're for such a sad occasion but they're absolutely gorgeous Lesley.
luv
Debby

Elaine said...

Oh My goodness these are all so beautiful Lesley , I am sorry you have had the sad need to make them, but how beautiful and how poignant are these sentiments, well done Hugs Elaine

Marie said...

Simply beautiful, Lesley. You will definately bring someone comfort during this sad time.

Flip-Flop Creations said...

These are all lovely Lesley. Sympathy cards are always so hard. I am sure they gave great comfort. ~jeni :)

Tracy said...

Sad occasions, but beautiful cards Lesley. :-) Hugs!

Loving My Crafts said...

Lesley I really love your cards, those sympathy ones just tick all the boxes. I'm a new follower.

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Leslie, these are all very besutiful cards. Sympathy cards are so hard to make aren't they?

Donna x

Vicky said...

Sweetie I think these are the hardest cards to make & there is always a sad feeling when making them cus you are aware of the pain the recipient is feeling. I have to say tho that these really are all beautiful hun love them all.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Julie said...

Beautiful selection of sympathy cards!! So difficult to make - my faves are the poppy ones - stunning!! Hugs, Juliexx

Alex said...

Hello Lesley, as the recipient for the last card I can only say, it is even more beautiful in real life and it did make me feel a little better which was no easy feat! It also made me buy the die...
I am slowly starting to try and get back into blogland again and I am starting with my favourite people :-)
Lots of love and hugs,
Alex

beverly said...

I know this card was posted almost a year, but just saw it on Pinterest and must tell you made the poppies come to live on the card...you do great work...love flowers, myself.

Kathleen said...

Hi lesley
Just found this on pinterest and love it. Might have to borrow your idea for the tall poppies!
Kathleen Mc xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Lesley,
I too found your poppy card on Pinterest,
I really love how you've 3D'd the poppies, they look fab, I'm going to use the idea in diff layout I think :) when make up my mind.
I've just joined your blog, hope you may pop over to mine too,
Shaz in Oz. X

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