Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Sympathy Card

Sympathy Cards can be some of the most challenging cards to create. Creating cards during happy circumstances can be difficult enough, but making a card to recognize the passing of a loved one can be extremely delicate for lack of a better term. During these times I am usually drawn to simple, clean images that focus on natural elements. There is a serenity evident in nature that calms the soul and provides a passage for recognizing peace in even the most turbulent of times. For this card I turned to some lovely nature images by Character Construction and kept the color palette focused on soft greens and blues. I found this verse by Lord Byron while doing some research on the Internet and it seemed to convey the message that out of great sorrow and despair, there is always a ray of hope and a glimmer of life:

"In the desert a fountain is springing,
in the wide waste there still is a tree,
and a bird in the solitude singing,
which speaks to my spirit of thee."


  1. Your work is so awesome, Cheryl! My jaw won't close!!
    All of your cards are works of art....

  2. i agree with Donna...still thinking of a custom card... :) i'll send you a message! :)


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