Sunday, January 11, 2015

Sympathy Cards and Glass Etching in the Future

Hi everybody,

Well, it's been a sad week.  I had to make two sympathy cards.  I made one for my Dad because my Grandmother passed away.  She was 90 so she had a good life.  The only thing is she had been in a nursing home for the past four years and got Alzheimers.  She didn't know who we were.  If you have never gone through this with a relative or a friend, words can't describe how heartbreaking it is. 

The other card is for a school friend. I've known her since we were about 8 years old.  Her Dad passed away last week.  Now that I'm in my 40's, I'm seeing a lot of my friends parent's pass and it is so sad.  I still have mine so I'm trying to appreciate everyday they are here.  So glad I moved back to Mississippi where they live. 

Anyway, enough of my rambling lol.  Seems like I always turn to Gina K Designs stamps for sympathy cards.  The outside images, background script and sentiment is from Gina K.  The inside stamps are from Close To My Heart.  Here is the one for my Dad.

This is the one I made for my friend.  I feel like depending on who it is it doesn't have to be made with dark colors, do you agree?  I know she loves yellow and flowers so that's what I made for her.

I thought this was a cute border embossing folder from Darice.  I colored the stamps with Tombo waterbased markers and used the Sakura Clear Pen on inside of flowers and just kept it simple. 

I just want to add one more thing..... I have decided to add some different product selections to my offerings currently to customers, which is mostly cards.  I am starting glass etching and even decided to get the sandblast tools and box.  Already have an air compressor.  I'll show pictures of what I make.  I'm also going to start working with vinyl.  Anyway, just wanted to share that with you.  Stay tuned.  :)

Thanks for stopping by! 


Madeleen said...

Beautiful cards my friend! Can't wait to see what you create with your glass etching!

Tammie Lien said...

My talented sis!
Can't wait to see your new art work!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Both cards are wonderful and yes, I often use colors that I know might be a comfort to the individual recipients. So I really love your yellow flowered one too! Have fun with the etching. I used to watch people do that on TV an thought it was so fantastic!

Kathy Krug said...

Love the clean lines of your sympathy cards. Simple but elegant.

Penny Odell said...

Regina, both of your cards are gorgeous!! I love the sympathy one being black and white. It really draws your attention.