Sunday, May 24, 2009

Cowboy Sympathy

A small town nearby suffered a huge loss this past week. A 13 year old young man lost his life due to an ATV accident. He was one of a set of triplets. This is a major loss to the family and to our area.

Trying to find sympathy cards that fit this situation is quite difficult. I thought that "Bareback" from Stampin' Up was a very fitting set to use.

This is a tri-fold card. The base of this card is made with Close to Cocoa. The Old Olive strip was run thru the Cuttlebug using the Textile embossing folder. The main image is stamped on vellum using Chocolate Chip ink. Underneath the vellum is a layer of Very Vanilla sponged with Old Olive and Bashful Blue. The Sympathy sentiment is stamped with Chocolate Chip on the vanilla layer to help to keep it subtle. The vellum layer is attached to the Vanilla layer with Stampin' Up Hodgepodge Hardware brads. Hemp twine was attached with more Hodgepodge Hardware at the bottom of the image to add texture.

When the card is opened, there is a bible verse and sentiment. Opening the card fully reveals one final sentiment which is stamped on vellum and attached with Stampin' Up Hodgepodge Hardware. I felt that the running horses at the bottom completed the panel.

My heart goes out to this family. We are praying for God to be with them thru this difficult loss.


Crystal said...

What a gorgeous card, I agree this set is perfect...what a sad and terrible loss, my prayers are with his family and your town. hugs!

mollymoo951 said...

My heart aches for them. What a beautiful card. Love the sponging & stamping the vanilla layer and the vellum on top.

Judy Rozema said...

A wonderful card!! I love the twine at the bottom.

I am so sorry to hear this news. Sending hugs and prayers!

Gloria Dojlido said...

Wow, this is one gorgeous card!