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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

A Difficult Card To Make-Angel Wings Sympathy

The color challenge today used one of my favorite color combo's, but it was very hard to make a sympathy card with the items I wanted to use to keep it from looking like a Valentine card. I almost ditched this project, but I don't give up easily so I finally come up with something that suited three challenges and my need for a sympathy card. Red just was not suitable in my opinion for this occasion so I used a hand punch to get my tiny red heart. I only used one layer of black because I did not want it to look morbid. The mostly white card worked well with the touch of the other two colors.

This card was made for a lady (her family) that I barely knew.  I met her at the race track, but the few times I talked with her she really made an impact. She was one of those people whose faith really showed through her wonderful personality. Her husband- not so much, but I am sure that God is still working in that area. I know He has worked on me through my acquaintance with this sweet lady.  I hope that I can think of her, every time her dh purposely does damage to the cars of others to help him win a race,  that it will help remind me how she would have handled things.  Heaven really did get an Angel when she entered the Pearly Gates.   

The SB Lace Heart dies, the ODBD Angel Wings and the SB Scalloped heart dies were ordered from The ODBD Layered Lacey Square Dies were ordered from ODBD. The bottom scripture was computer generated.

I made this card for the following challenges:

Splitcoast Color Challenge
Our Daily Bread Designs - Something Old Something New (Lacey Squares are new)
Eureka Stamps -Use Something New (Lacey Squares are new)

Thanks for taking a look at my card.


  1. A lovely sympathy card. I like the sentiment. Thank you for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week. Hope to see you again.

  2. You certainly honored your wonderful friend, and I know this card will bring comfort, and possibly soften some hearts in the process. Great use of all these terrific dies - I love the way you combined them all to make such a thoughtful and touching card!! Your friend sounds like she definitely was an angel!!

  3. Lovely card!
    Thanks for playing at Eureka Stamps this week in our Use Something New challenge!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xxx

  4. What a beautiful sympathy card!! I am sure it is greatly appreciated! Love your color scheme, your verses and all the texture. Thanks for joining us at ODBD!

  5. Great card, it makes a beautiful sympathy card. Thanks for joining us this week at Eureka Stamps. Karal DT

  6. So pretty Shirley!! Love all the layers of die cuts! Blessings!