We got some news over the past weekend that a fellow family of our violin academy had a loss in the family. The grandmother has passed away peacefully after a long lived life and with lots of love. I have met her several times during violin camp and she was a wonderful person that gave plenty support to her grandchildren' love for violin and she made sure to attend every event. A sad loss.
The made me realize I am short on Sympathy cards. I do not enjoy having to make them, but I believe they are a way to sooth a bit the pain of the survivors with some beauty that they can hold to in memory of the loved one. Today's card match the challenge from Dostamper Stars 226 for the use of bundles. I chose to use the Falling Flowers, which is one of my favorites and I am happy to say the set and matching framelits will transition to the new catalog! I cut the Very Vanilla at 5-3/8" x 3-1/2" as I want to have an edge of the Blackberry Bliss. I then stamped the edges using the Timeless Textures and the Falling Flowers in Tip Top Taupe - so sad to see it go. I like how soft the background colors are and the contrasting colors from the flowers blend so well. Sentiment is from Flourishing Phrases, which was cut using the Lots of Labels on one of the ends, living the other straight. A bit of Mint Macaron ribbon and Linen Thread to finish it all off along with a bit of pearls. This card cannot bring life back, but can give a bit of beauty to the family.
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