The other day I found out that our facility manager's father-in-law had passed away. While I don't mind making sympathy cards, it is especially hard to do so right before Christmas. The empathy I feel for anyone losing a loved one at this time of year is magnified by own sense of loss. We buried my oldest brother, Lance Corporal Larry D. Borschel, 51 years ago on December 20th. He was killed in Vietnam during that turbulent time in our country's history.
Here is the card I made for Denise. I didn't have any bright orchid colors to use so I softened the color and made it pastel on my card. I didn't think bright would be quite as appropriate for a sympathy card. I really like how this came together.
Stamp: Teeny Tiny Wishes; Ink: Night of Navy; Cardstock: Gold Foil, Night of Navy, Whisper White: Patterned Paper: Vellum Paper Sets (Fiskars); Other: Botanical Builder Framelits Dies, Leafy Branch (Taylored Expressions), Petal Pop-Ups 2 (Taylored Expressions), Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, Triangle Screen Die (My Favorite Things), Pearl Basic Jewels
The colors I used are from the Just Us Girls Challenge. For all the challenge details, click the image below.
Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,