Welcome to Just Us Girls Challenge #461~Word Week, where our sweet Nancy has selected Sympathy as our theme.
A new month brings a new guest designer to the JUGS team; this month, we're thrilled to have wonderfully talented Linda from Lin's Craft Corner joining us. Please do visit her, as well as my teammates - Sue, Angie, Vicki, Ina, Bobby, Nancy, Lisa and Maria - who I know would love to know you dropped by.
Sighhhh...sympathy cards are challenging to make, and while I know we 'need' them, they just...well, sad happens. Big, deep, heart-touching sad. That explains why, out of all the occasions that call for cards, this is one I'm not drawn to; indeed, I shy away completely. I tried my best to make a pretty, soothing, delicate card that, hopefully, would fit as a sympathy card. Not sure this quite fits the bill and while it is sort of pretty (the photo fails to capture the more vibrant greens of the stems/leaves) - because the Altenew Wildflower set is so lovely - it doesn't speak 'sympathy' to me according to my vision of what such cards should be. Perhaps that's due to my 'run the other direction' when tasked with sympathy cards but...I did try. And I hope it would, even just a little bit, lift the spirits of the person receiving it....
Anyway, I'm glad Nancy selected this theme and I'm glad I stayed the course.
Whew...enough gloom from me!
I know you're Sympathy cards will be lovely, delicate, touching and heart-warming; I look forward to seeing them in the gallery.
Thank you for dropping by!