Friday, February 6, 2009

Sympathy for a Friend

As most of you may know, Gina K's father passed away last weekend. You can read about it HERE.

Although most people find it difficult to express themselves through words when there is a death--I think that cardmakers have a wonderful gift to show that person that they are thinking of them and that they are loved...

I created this card for Gina using her beautiful set called He is Risen. The sentiment is from Framed Flowers:

I kept the design pretty simple, as I do on most sympathy cards. I really wanted the cross to be the prominent message.

Here is a close up of the card. You can see the pearl accents a bit better at this angle.
The designer paper is from the Paper Studio. I used Gina K's pure Luxury for the mat and the card base. The gorgeous gold cardstock is from CutCardStock.com. They have an amazing variety of the most luxurious cardstock. (I seriously have some beautiful croygen white that I am gonna have to make myself use--it is that beautiful! Check out the curious metallic cardstock-OMW!) The beautiful ribbon is from May Arts--you can find a huge selection of May Arts at Stamper's Dream store.

Materials used: Stamps-He is Risen, Framed Flowers (Gina K Designs); Gold embossing powder; Versamark; Heat tool; Cardstock- white (Pure Luxury-Gina K Designs), dp (The Paper Studio); gold leaf (CutCardStock.com); adhesive pearls (K & Company); ribbon -May Arts; Lace corner punch (Fiskars); Scotch foam tape.

Hugs and Love to you Gina....
Thanks for stopping by!

25 comments:

Rita said...

This is so beautiful & elegant!

Ila said...

This is Elegant and Beautiful Cammie!!...and So Perfect!!

Gabriela said...

Stunning card, Cammie - I love it's quiet elegance. You nailed it! It is sure to touch Gina's heart and one she will keep forever. Bless you!

Marisa said...

Gorgeous card!

CountessLaurie said...

OMW? Oh my wow? Oh my whatever? Simply gorgeous card!

Rose Ann said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Cammie!! I'm sure Gina will be very touched by it!!

Anita C said...

A very elegant and beautiful card Cammie.

Juanita B said...

This is a BEAUTIFUL card and the pearls are wonderful. VERY creative!! TFS.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

beautiful Carolyn. Very sorry to hear about her dad.

Michelle (Lady2cu) said...

I was saddened to read about Gina's dad. But I know this beautiful and heartfelt expression of sympathy will bring her joy. You are a true friend, indeed! :-)

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

This is just so gorgeous!! WOW!! Love how the bottom sentiment has a wave in it!! ;)

Judi said...

Beautiful card, Cammie.

Denise (peanutbee) said...

What a beautiful card, Cammie!

Tracey said...

A gorgeous card Cammie! I am sure Gina will treasure it!

Maren said...

So gorgeous. This will surely touch Gina's heart. What a good friend you are!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

What a gorgeous card Cam! Gina will treasure it for sure!!

Shelia said...

Sympathy cards are so hard for me to make, This expresses your thoughts in such a beautiful way.

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Such a stunningly beautiful card that expresses your deepest thoughts for the family! Well done! I will get the details and get a card out the her a.s.a.p. Thanks for sharing!!

Elena said...

It is so sad about Gina's father... I was thinking about her when it is hapenned...
I agree with you Cammie, card is a nice way to tell waht you feel...
Really love all the deatails about this card.

Starla said...

This is just stunning. I know tht it will touch Gina's heart (as well as her family's)

specialcraftmom4 said...

This card is so very elegant and comforting. You did a beautiful job with this card. I am so sorry to hear of Gina's father's passing.

Deborah Anton said...

Beautiful card Carolyn! I know Gina will appreciate it!

Mary said...

Your card is lovely. I am sure that Gina will love it.

Mary

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

So beautiful and elegant, and this will surly touch Gina's heart.

Jane said...

Wow...stunning...wow!

Jane