Thursday, October 6, 2011
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.
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!
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