Thursday, October 6, 2011

Sympathy Rose

I made a sympathy card for the parents of a young boy who passed away from several congenital diseases.  The father works with my husband and we want to reach out to them since we can sympathize.  It was one year ago (Oct 4, 2010) that my own daughter passed away from her heart & GI congenital diseases.  It's going to be hard but we want to reach out with love and support.  I wanted this card to be feminine mainly because I will be reaching out to the mother and she and I haven't met yet.  I wanted this card to express my appreciation to her for all she did for her son over the years.  I understand the sacrifices that a mother of a special needs/chronically ill child makes... and I also understand the bond between that mother and child.  

I used MTME's new digi stamp set Well Rounded and the digi paper Wildflowers.  

The white paper is a shimmery white stripped paper.  I took a couple of pictures to show the pretty stripes.  I don't remember what it is called but I've had it on hand forever.  I also used light pink lace and white flower trim from my stash.  

I love the rose in the digi stamp set I mentioned above and I wanted to color it with copics so I took the time to reverse the effects of the rose stamp which is a black silhouette and outlined in white.  I used the eraser tool and erased the black areas and then used the paint bucket to color the white outline to black.  That way I could print up the black outline and color it pink with shading and highlights.  

I first tried using the color bucket to color the different parts of the rose in 3 shades of pink and I really like how it turned out.... but that is for another project and another sketch!  (Are you curious?  I hope so - then you'll just have to tune in next time to see it!  mwuahahahahaha!)  

I hope you enjoyed the card even though the occasion is a sad one.  I hope to make the day just a tiny bit easier for the parents by letting them know that they aren't alone.  

Hope you stop by the MTME blog to see what the other designers have made for you!  And don't forget about the DESIGN TEAM CALL!
~Design Team Call~

The sketch team is having a Design Team call.
  • Requirements: Participate each week (having your card ready the night before the sketch goes up).
  • Pay off: Access to MTME digi images & digi papers! (I LOVE THIS PART!)
Easy as pie!  If you think you’d like to be a part of our sketch team all you have to do is participate in each Pretty Pattern Sketch Challenge over the next 4 weeks (9/28 – 10/19), linking your entries up to the appropriate post!  Oh yeah, don’t forget to leave us a comment letting us know you are interested.  It’s that easy!!
Please link your projects up to the MTME Pretty Patterns Sketch challenges on the blog here.
Other challenges:
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Anonymous said...

I am sooo sorry to hear that about your firend's son and your daughter. Thank you for sharing your story with us.
Your card is beautiful. Thank you for joining us for Link Up for Pink.

Emily Lauritzen said...

What a beautiful card. I love the colors that you used!
~Emily L.

Lori Comeau said...

This is such a beautiful card. You did a fabulous job. said...

I need to get me that spellbinders die! You did a great job, such pretty card!
Thanks for joining us at LUFP with a beautiful pink creation! ~Gaby

JustYolie said...

I'm sorry to hear about your friend's son and your daughter. I'm sure your card will be some comfort to her.
Thank you for joining Link Up for Pink.

Shirley said...

I cannot even imagine the loss you and the other couple have had. I can say that your loving way will always come back tenfold. What a truly beautiful and lovely card for a very special occasion. TFS

Abdahli said...

Its gorgeous!, could you tell me if its a spellbinder or what kind of shape it s? thank you!

Abdahli said...

Gorgeous! and for a difficult moment. Could you please tell me if the cut its a spellbinder or what kind of shape? Thak you!

Anonymous said...

I just wanted to let you know you are one of our winners for LUFP. Check my blog in about an hour to see what you have won.