I needed to send a sympathy card yesterday and was was reminded that my stash is almost depleted. When I saw Sharon's Stamp Simply challenge to make a sympathy card, I knew I needed to get at least one made this weekend while it was on my mind. I used the Card Patterns Anniversary Sketch for my design.
There are certain songs that always remind me of loss and funerals. When I was younger, I used to sing at a number of funerals. The funeral home would call me when the family didn't have a chosen vocalist & let me know the songs they wanted for the service. I would leave work in the middle of the day, step into a room with the pianist at the funeral home that was out of view of the service, and sing the songs. When I was done, I would slip out the side door and return to the office. I always felt blessed to hopefully provide a source of anonymous comfort to those who were hurting. As I was thinking about those memories this morning, I chose vintage sheet music from one of those songs as the base for my card design.
I love this sentiment from River City Rubber Works for sympathy cards. I cherish all of the wonderful memories I have of people in my life who are no longer with me. I used printed twill for the vertical pieces in the design because Remember seemed like the perfect word. I finished with layered hearts adding a bit of deep red for a pop of color.