Tuesday, February 20, 2007

{Roses in Winter-Sympathy}

It seems that I go through sympathy cards in spurts, and perhaps you have heard the saying that deaths come in threes. This has definitely been my experience lately. So, while I try to make up a few sympathy cards to have on hand, I found myself a few short this past weekend.

I had been admiring all of the great card samples from the Roses in Winter stamp set on
Splitcoast Stampers Forum for quite a while and I finally broke down and bought it. I must say that I have never really been happy with most of my "two-step stamping" cards and maybe it is because I expect everything to line up, which it never does. But, with this stamp set, I felt it was OK not to line up.

I wanted this card to be subtle in it's design as this is for a gentleman who recently lost his partner to Alzheimer's disease. This gentleman was so sweet, going to visit his love day after day when he knew she wouldn't even know who he was. That is true love! I know that he will be missing his sweetheart and while no card or sentiment can ease his sorrow, perhaps just knowing that others feel for his loss will warm his heart.
Stamps: Roses in Winter; Card stock/Paper: Whisper White, Vellum; Ink: Pale Plum, Perfect Plum, Always Artichoke; Accessories: Lavender Narrow Organdy from stash, Making Memories "Heart" Hardware, Love Charm from stash.


Allison said...

This is lovely...sorry you have to make so many of these right now.

Linda said...

Beautiful card Lynn. I know your friend will feel the love and caring you are sending through this card. I, too, have wanted to get Roses in Winter for a long time but just haven't taken the plunge to get it.

KellyS said...

Beautiful card! I hate making sympathy cards, but the person receiving it does appreciate it. I hope things go better for you soon.

Lisa C. said...

this is beautiful, I love how you did this.

love2Bcreative said...

This is absolutely beautiful Lynn ~ wow!! Roses in Winter is one of my fave sets!!!