Friday, February 7, 2014

With Sympathy

My cousin's husband was killed on Monday in a senseless act of violence by a disgruntled employee. He worked for Benjamin Moore Paint in Vancouver, WA. I so feel for her. This is the card I made for her.

My card is white card stock cut and scored to 4 1/4" X 5 1/2".  I added a dark purple mat cut at 4 1/8" X 5 3/8" and then my patterned paper mat cut at 4" X 5 1/4". My patterned paper is from the Graphic 45 Secret Garden paper pad.

I used Elegant Edges to cut a mat at 4". The shadow was cut out of light lavendar and the shadow was cut out of dark purple. I added some Fran tage to the dark purple mat. My butterfly was cut from a new Cottage Cutz die using my eBosser.  I sprayed the die cut with some pink glitter dust.

I adhered it to my die cut to my mat with some Glossy Accents. I then adhered the mats to my card base with some foam tape. My sentiment is stamped using a stamp from the WOW! embossing powder company and was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. To finish I add some rhinestones to help balance out the card.

I purchased my Fran-Tage and Cottage Cutz dies from Cutters Creek.


  1. So very beautiful! His family will love to receive this.

  2. What a lovely lay to say you're sorry for their loss. Very nice.
    Thank you for sharing, and hugs and prayers to your extended family.

  3. Very pretty sympathy card... Love the purples. Thanks for sharing it - and prayers go out for your extended family.

  4. Oh my Deanna....that is horrific!!!!! I am somsorry for your family's loss......your card is beautiful...........but what a sad sad reason to need to make it!!!! :(

  5. This is such a beautiful card. I am so sorry for your family's loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs!