Friday, January 26, 2018

A Special Sympathy Card

My husband and I are at the age where our friends are starting to lose their parents.  Today’s card is for a friend who stood up with us at our wedding.  The design of this card holds special significance because his father owned an orange glider built by my husband and our friend, his son.  This is a tribute to a glider pilot flying off into the sunset. 

To create the horizon and sunset line I used a deckled edge ruler to tear a paper mask.  I first sponged in Delicata Emerald Green and Black Shimmer for the landscape.  Then I used the opposite side to cover the landscape and sponged in the sunset in Golden Glitz, Champange, Pink Shimmer and Sapphire Blue.  The circle die cut is inked with Golden Glitz, and the sentiment strip is inked with Pink Shimmer.  The sentiment is by Unity Stamp Company from the “ . . . beautiful life, blessed memories” and is stamped in Sapphire Blue heat embossed with iridescent embossing powder.  To create the glider I printed a very small photo of the glider at ¾” size on plain paper and used an exacto knife to carefully create a stencil.  Using a brush tip Fantastix and VersaFine in Habanero I inked in the orange glider.  The backing card is inked with Memento Luxe Tuxedo Black.  The card is adhered together and the sentiment is mounted with dimensional foam adhesive.  A few bits of bling complete the card. 

To all of those who are missing their parents, our prayers go out to you!

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  1. A beautiful card and so well planned especially for your friend. I am sure he appreciated that you included the glider.

  2. What an absolutely beautiful and thoughtful card Neva. I am sure it will be greatly appreciated by your friend.
    My husband & I have both lost out father's now and we have each lost a sibling. It's a very difficult stage of life, that is for sure. My deepest sympathy to you at this time.

  3. this is such a special card. I know he will appreciate it.

  4. Neva, wow what a card. I know how difficult it is for you and your husband at present because I live with it everyday. I have secondary breast cancer and my close circle of friends is now more more likely to pass away than any of my friends prior to my illness. I am not a fan of Sympathy cards as such but the image I love especially the tiny glider plane. :O)

  5. What a very special tribute that i am sure was greatly appreciated. Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls.

  6. What a special card, Neva. Thanks for sharing the meaning behind the design. So glad you joined us this week at the Tic Tac Toe Challenge. Hope to see you again!


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