I have made cards for many occasions, but quite honestly, I have always refrained from making a sympathy card. I would just go out and buy one, because I always worried that anything that I made would be too romantic, meaningless, depressing or trite.
So in my endeavor to start making cards that would have a wide range of appeal for various life situations, I purchased a few vintage angel postcards, and this one with the doves. As life would have it, sadly, there was a death in my husband's family this week. I decided to try my hand at a sympathy card, so here goes.
I thought this image is beautiful.
The girl standing with her mom is Grete Reinwald,
who was the famous German child model
and whom I have written about before.
I loved the doves in this image...
I cut out the flower and leaves from a piece of beautiful scrapbook paper
by K and Company and mounted it on top of the lace and velvet trim
using pop dots.
I then added a button to the center of the flower...
Also from K and Company was this butterfly,
also added with pop dots...
...and the two inside which I just glued down along their centers,
after folding the wings up a little.
One of my favorite Bible quotes,
printed from my computer in an Edwardian script,
Thanks for coming by!