Tuesday, June 28, 2011

In Sympathy


OK, so I've decided that I'm not going to make any more cards with colored images!
What do you think of that?
Kidding!
Had you worried, didn't I?
Truth is, I needed a sympathy card quickly for a male friend of ours and not having an appropriate digi or the time to color one I decided to go "clean and simple". This is about as clean and simple as it gets in my world.

The papers are DCWV and the sentiment from TLC. The lovely paper flower was made by Laura
Thanks, Laura!
The dies are Nesties and the corner is from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Sympathy cards are always difficult for me to make cos I never know whether the person is a "black sympathy " person or a "cheer me up sympathy" person. Since this is a  grown male who I think is pretty traditional I went with the safety of black/gray but punched it up a bit with yellow.
If he's like most men I know he'll only glance at it anyway and chuck it. lol
(my husband just kinda stared at with eyebrows pulled together.....)


Another reason not to spend two hours coloring an image!

I hope you all have a peaceful  and happy week.




26 comments:

dj1952 said...

I'ts a beautiful card, and I'm sure he will like it very much. I know it's rough to do these up, especially if it's for a friend. Hope things will be better. Hugs, dj

Barb said...

It's a very lovely card, Dorcas, and I'm sure will be appreciated and kept for the sentiment it conveys. Yes, it is hard to know which type of sympathy card to make and you summed it up perfectly. I'm like you feeling the need to color an image for every card, but when I do a card without the image it is very freeing and a nice change of pace.... then my craving comes back for my Copics!

Julie said...

I've got to be honest,I don't "do" sympathy cards having recieved a huge amount that I couldn't bare to look at when my Dad passed away,but this is so very tasteful. the pop of colour gives a little cheer where I'm sure it is needed. As for the HB,if he's anything like mine,it's a bonus to get him to actually look at a card before saying thats nice. Word to the wise DONT EVER GIVE UP YOUR AMAZING COLOURING!!!!! Julie.x

Tine said...

Hi Dorcas. This is just fabulous. Love it all and a perfect CAS card too.
Tine :)

Linda w said...

It's very elegant, I love the touch of yellow on it. He may only glance at it but he'll appreciate and remember the thought won't he. Hugs lin

Cheryl said...

oh hun this is one beautiful card perfect just the right amount i think of detail and sure it will be gratefully apprciated,hugs cheryl xxxxx

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

I knew you would do an awesome card! And you threatened to buy one! It came out great! I love the silver on the paper, and the splash of yellow is perfect. I have not gotten my rear in gear yet, but I hope to do CAS too! Wish I had that paper!

KarinsArtScrap said...

clean, simply and beautiful dorcas.

greetings karin

Dana said...

Didn't worry me for a minute because I know those prismas would start calling your name! You did a gorgeous card for this gentlemen. Very classy!
Hugs~
Dana

jules said...

Hi Dorcas, the card is beautiful love the elegant paper, just right for the sad occasion!

Anita said...

Beautiful sympathy card Dorcas. And you are right ... best not to spend valuable time coloring images for men's cards :)

Cheryl said...

Your sympathy card is very elegant Dorcas, I know I always have trouble with them myself. You do amazing work tfs.
Hugs Cheryl

Arlene said...

Great colors. Perfect. Elegant and stylish.

Sara I. said...

So sorry for your friends loss but hoping that your gorgeous card will bring him some comfort. LOVE the papers and the pop of the yellow flower!

Kelly Schelske said...

I read your first line and I'm like, she's gotta be kidding!! Gorgeous card, sorry for your friends loss.

Hugs, Kelly

debby4000 said...

Beautiful and elegant Dorcas.
luv
Debby

Flip-Flop Creations said...

Very classy! Beautiful design and color choices. Simply gorgeous ~jeni :)

Anniebee said...

Beautiful card, Dorcas! Your idea of clean and simple is about the same as mine... more is always more in my mind! LOL!

Hugs,
Anniebee

Debbie said...

You not use any iamges... I find that hard to belive..hum something tells me that would last about 2 seconds.. But I must admit, your sympahty card is absolutely stunning.

Hugs
Debbie

Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

Very elegant and I like the splash of yellow - just the right amount...

Liz, said...

Very fitting sympathy card, Liz x

Teresa Arsenault said...

That is a lovely and elegant card, Dorcas. I find it difficult to make sympathy cards so I try to do them in batches ahead of time. It's always sad when I have to use one.

I found you through The Outlawz Follow Me forum and I am now following you. I hope you will visit my blog, Tickell Expressions.

Blessings,
Teresa

Em said...

That card is gorgeous! I love everything about it. Ps. Cute cat!

Scrapaddict said...

Gorgeous!

Natasha said...

Hey Dorcas, this is a really nice card! Even though there's no image, a lot of thought went into it and it's really pretty! I really like it :)
Tasha x

Claudia said...

WOW,, your cards are so lovely, love the big yellow flower... awesome..
Claudia W.

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