Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Sympathy Card for a Boy

Not the easiest card to make. Especially considering this card is for a little boys family. He was the same age as my youngest son which made it feel even closer to home.  I put a lot into this card and it took all afternoon to make.  I really wanted the card to have a soft elegant feel, almost calming. 
 

I created 2 cards and layered them together. 

I punched 2 tags and stamped with SMS Mini Messages.  Then added a little "X"
with my tiny attacher.

This little blue butterfly is so pretty.

The card opened up fully.

Here, I added another butterfly and embossed a paper one.  I also cut out his name and added it above the ribbon.  Out of respect for the family I took the photo before adding his name.  I can assure you it's a beautiful touch.

I wanted the card to be soft if you know what I mean. 

Again, I embossed the butterfly and the paper.

Sympathy cards are never easy.  And they are even harder when it's for a child.  The family is in my thoughts and prayers. 

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20 comments:

  1. This is a beautiful card for a very sad loss. I am deeply sorry to learn of the passing of your friend's son. He is at rest and peace; I hope his family can take comfort in knowing he is touched by the love of the Lord in Heaven.

    Blessings.
    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

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  2. Nicole, this is a beautiful card for a very heart breaking loss. Hugs to you and my thought and prayers go to this boys family and friends. I wish them peace.
    Jos

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  4. Oh what a wonderful card for such a sad time.. They are always the hardest to do.. I cry buckets when I have to make one.. Well done.. Take Care

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  5. Nicole, what a beautiful card! I'm sure that your friend will cherish it, knowing how much love went into making it.
    {{{{{HUGS}}}}}

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  6. Such a beautiful card but for such a sad occasion. His family will get great comfort from it. It is easy to see you put your whole self into it.
    Well done.
    Myrna

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  7. Absolutely gorgeous (and yes soft) card for a very hard reason. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family as well as yours, Nicole.

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  8. You can see that this is a heartfelt card...capturing a youthful beauty of a life short lived. They are the hardest to make and you can feel the love, sympathy and honouring within this beautiful tribute to the loss of a child. Beautifully done! xx

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  9. My sympathy goes out to the family. It is one of the hardest things to do is lose a child. Your card is beautiful. I am sending my prayers out to the family.

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  10. You are right it is a very sad occasion. Your card is a beautiful one as always and I must also say how caring it is that you did not publish the name of the little boy!

    To the family: I cannot even begin to imagine the pain and sadness you are going through! Please know that I send my deepest sympathies and prayers to you.

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  11. You are right a card like that is never easy to make! Beautiful job though!

    Please tell the family that they have my deepest sympathies at this difficult time. I will keep them in my prayers

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  12. Beautiful card Nicole.
    I can not even imagine the pain they are in right now.
    All my best to them.
    I am sure your beautiful, personal card will give them some comfort.
    This is just heart breaking.

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  13. Absolutely Lovely!!!My deepest sympathy and prayers to the family....
    http://craftingwithcreativem.blogspot.com

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  14. What a perfect card and I know that the family will find some comfort in it. It is such a tragedy when a family loses a child, my heart aches for them

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  15. Nicely done, you achieved the soft look you wanted. The loss of a child is so sad for everyone, I'm sure this beautiful card will be treasured.

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  16. Stunning card..yes it's so hard to make these type of cards...you did a fabulous job. I love the colours and your embossing folder you used is fab..tfs

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  17. Beautiful job, love the look. Love the gemmed butterfly. Prayers for the family. ((HUGS))

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  18. Artist, reno chick, baker, suzy home maker, interior designer .... You always wow me with everything you do. Keep it up. Love your latest cards.
    Hugs
    Meighen

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