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With Deepest Sympathy / 2 Sketches 4 You

** Updated 4-20-10 This card won the Top 3 Scoops in the Pile It On challenge.
Unfortunately I needed another sympathy card. One of my husband's customers passed away yesterday and he wanted a card to send to her family. I feel like I am always scrambling to make sympathy cards lately but for some reason I just can't force myself to build a stock of them. A little bit of denial I guess. If I don't have them on hand, maybe I won't need them. Sadly that theory hasn't been working out too well.
I found this lovely word art on Ann Vento's blog, Raindrop Echo Designs. If you haven't been over there, you should go check it out. She is kind enough to share some of the lovely word art / sentiments that she has created as freebies. (She also sells some through Whimsy Stamps.) She makes gorgeous cards.
Earlier this week we were celebrating the first birthday of Lindsay's Stamp Stuff. You still have time to get in on the blog hop and have a chance at winning some digital stamps set. See my post HERE for details.
I hope you have a fabulous week end.
Challenges for this card:


  • Image: Word art Free Sympathy Sentiments from Raindrop Echo Designs
  • Papers & CS: Close To My Heart Silhouette paper pack, misc. black, Georgia Pacific CS
  • Inks: Memento Tuxedo black (sentiment inside the card)
  • Embellishments & Tools: Black ribbon, black gem stones, Stampin' Up border punch, Nesties files from Penny Duncan Creations, Cricut & SCAL


Michele Gross said…
Absolutely beautiful card! You really did a nice job :)
Cheryl Nelson said…
What a perfectly gorgeous card!
Monika Reeck said…
Very elegant your PP..good luck with the challenge...

I am joining too 2Sketch4U challenge would you mind to see my Blog...many thanks before, hugs, Monika
Karin said…
Just beautiful...I think that may be my favorite Nestie shape; So tasteful!
C.C. said…
That is a beautiful card hun!
Kathy Martin said…
This is such an elegant sympathy card! :)
raindropecho said…
Oh, Cheryl, I'm so sorry to hear about your husband's customer's loss. I'm sure they will appreciate this wonderful card; thank you for using my sentiment on it. Best of luck with things.

- Ann
Nancy said…
This is so elegant and beautiful, Cheryl:O) Love the yummy papers and gorgeous design. I find it hard to make sympathy cards too:OI
Thank you for joining us at Stampin' for the Weekend, good luck!
Thank you for joining us this week over at Penny's.
Hugs Alison.
Nordicblogger said…
A lovely card to meet a tough situation.
Hi Cheryl
Thank you so much for your lovely comments....
Love your blog and especially the 3D get well card...
Hugs Alison.
Shelly Schmidt said…
Love your card- simple but very elegant. And, thanks for the link to the digi sentiments- love her style!
Ramona said…
How beautiful. I rarely make sympathy cards. This one is a jewel.
Dalis said…
this is so elegant, so sorry you had to actually make one of this cards, but it is gorgeous.

thanks for playing w/ us at Pile It On!

- dalis
PIO Owner
Gina said…
Sorry you have needed another sympathy card. I love the elegance of this one. I am the same way as you, I have a stash of every kind of card...except sympathy cards.
Laura said…
Cheryl, This is a beautiful card. I know from experience that sympathy cards are the most difficult to make. You don't want them too doo-dadded up, but you want them to be special. Yours is perfect. PS - I love the use of the floral frog to stand the card up - genius! Now I have to go dig mine out from who-knows-where, since I have NEVER used it for flowers! Thanks for the idea.
So formal and elegant. Perfect for a sympathy card.
Jen said…
This card is so elegantly made! Thanks for joining us @ Little C's for this challenge.

Pat (mspfd) said…
This is a classic, elegant card! Wonderful creation.
Very classy and elegant. Love everything about it. It's always so hard to make a Sympathy card because you rarely feel like making one when it is needed, but you did a beautiful job - it really is a stunning card.
lee woo said…
Sympathy is the golden key that unlocks the hearts of others. See the link below for more info.


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