Thursday, February 23, 2017

Ride Into the Sunset

A longtime friend of my husband passed away recently and he was very fond of riding horses so today I made a sympathy card for his family. Hopefully, this will bring some comfort and fond memories to them.


All of the stamps except for the sentiment are from Sutter Enterprises. The sentiment is from Gina K. Designs. I also used a rectangle stacker set of double stitched dies from Cottage Cutz. The scene was cut with the largest die but I wanted to have the outer layer also to have the double stitch design so I took the next smaller size die and cut it twice and then pieced it together to make my second layer. I could have covered the split up with a ribbon but I decided to leave it alone as it again showed a double stitched design in the center.

I am entering this in the Mod Squad Blog Challenge in which we are to use geometrical designs. I was told that die cuts would qualify and on this one I used the rectangle stackers.

Thanks for your wonderful comments and I appreciate your visits.

God bless,
Verna

17 comments:

cardscookiecarrotcake said...

Such a handsome sympathy card, I'm sure they will appreciate your thoughtfulness and it will bring them comfort. I love the coloring. My condolences to your husband. Blessings.

Macimbalo said...

This is so gorgeous Verna! I'm sure it will be a perfect card for his family as they go through this rough time. You're so sweet to make it so personal for them! And your rectangles are PERFECT for our challenge this week! Thanks so much for playing along with us at  The Mod Squad Challenge Angie, Challenge Host

Donna Ellis said...

I am sorry to hear about your husband's friend, Verna. It is a beautiful piece of artwork, and sure to be treasured. Really gorgeous coloring, and fabulous scene , especially the way the rider is riding away. Hugs, de

Shona Erlenborn said...

Such a special, personalized sympathy card. Love you horseman riding off into the hills - so perfect. It will surely be a treasured card Verna!

Cheryl Wright said...

It's beautiful, Verna. I'm sure your friend will appreciate it.

Donna Phelan said...

This is a beautiful card, Verna. I am sorry the need for it, but it will surely bring comfort. This is a wonderful scene you have created!

Barbara said...

So sorry that you needed a sympathy card, but the family will really cherish this one. Made specially with their loved one in mind.

Joyce Erb said...

You are so clever:-) I am sure it will be greatly appreciated since it's personalized. Love your beautiful scene

Kathy Krug said...

Beautiful, personalized sympathy card. I know they will treasure this.

KT Fit Kitty said...

So sorry to read of your hubby's friend. Such a thoughtful sympathy card you made. I like this tranquil scene and it is sure to bring some comfort to his family.

Donna Idlet said...

Hi Verna, so sorry to hear about your husband's friend. You card is beautiful!

Jane Sirak said...

Verna, sorry about your. Friend, but I love your card. The Stamp and your coloring of that for wow that really looks like an artist and I've never seen Stamp quite like that before. Just what I need right?? another place to buy stamps ....

Shari M said...

What an absolutely beautiful card for a sympathy card.

Ina G said...

What a perfect card for such a sad occasion. Such a very special one to treasure.

Downsouth said...

Verna,I'm sorry about your friend passing away. What I really like about your card making is that, whenever possible' you manage to connect the card to the recipient, making it extremely personal and heartfelt. The coloring of the horse caught my eye as soon as I saw it; you made it look so real. You love those stitching dies, don't you; I love them,too! This one makes it look like two pieces of fabric sewn together. Great card!!

Downsouth said...

Please take away the 'Reply Delete' from my comments to Verna's Clutter. She is a good friend of mine and wants to reply to my comments. I received an email from her saying she was not able to reply and wondered why.

Lagene said...

Beautifully colored scene!

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