Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Sailboat Sympathy

One week ago, there was a horrible gas explosion in my home town. Yesterday one of the injured men, a 43-year-old father of little twins, finally died by his burnings. He was a passionate sailor and a sailing buddy to one of my neighbours. So my neighbour asked me to create a sympathy card with a sailing theme.
I used this wonderful old Stamps Happen stamp, but cut away the sentiment. I watercolored it with shades of grey and black, added the sentiment ("With heartfelt sympathy", by Stempelkeller) and a ribbon.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Sad day, sad card...

A sad day today... The father of one of the nurses in my office just passed away. Exactly one year ago, she already lost her husband. It's impossible to find the right words for that.
I used Saturday's inspiration challenge for my sympathy card. My inspiration piece was this beautiful poster:

Here's my card:

The leaf (Stampendous) was stamped with StazOn Stone Gray, Memories Soft Celery and Versamagic Hint of Pesto, the flower was stamped with Versamark and embossed with black detail powder. Sentiment (with deepest sympathy) by Stempelkeller.