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A Big Heart and an Angel

Card done for this week's Color Challenge on SCS. The colors are Crumb Cake, Real Red and Early Espresso. This is my last GDT card - sniff, sniff. Unfortunately, I needed a special Sympathy card. One of the high level managers at work lost is young son in a horrible car accident last week. Wow - does that not hurt your heart? His son loved music and was very gifted musically so I added a little music note and an angel blowing her horn. Wow makes me tear up just typing this.

I had to do some altering to make my paper and embees match the colors from the challenge. I changed one of the bg panels, the little cog at the top of the heart and my brown banner a darker brown with water colors and ink. I changed my seam binding color by soaking it in crumb cake reinker, and I sponged real red ink on my red banner to hide some yellow and orange that was also on it. I hand cut my heart from a leftover box.

Hope your week is going well. Hugz to you!


  1. This is absolutely GORGEOUS!! I love all of the special details you've put into this with the Vintage style design!! Well done my friend! :) HUGS

  2. Oh my this is absolutely stunning I love the vintage feel and your detail...............Lis

  3. The beauty of this makes me tear up! That's so sad about their son. I know they'll appreciate and love this card so much. It's absolutely stunning!!!

  4. Fabulous! Love the skewed sentiment panel and the added angel is perfect. Such a sad, sad occasion but this card is sure to bring joy into their lives.

  5. Perfect design, lovely for a difficult subject.
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  6. Your card is beautiful Nancy and all of the personal details make it even more special.

  7. Such a thoughtful way to show your sympathy with personal touches.

  8. Beautiful Sympathy card Nancy, I love the Angel and the embossing
    Kevin xx

  9. Even though your card is for a heartbreaking tragedy, it is so lovely. It was thoughtful of you to put on the special touches to celebrate this youngster's life. The colors are beautiful together, and thanks for telling the how-to's of changing the colors to fit the theme you needed. You did a marvelous work on this card, and I am sure the parents will be comforted & so grateful that you thought of their son as you made it just for him. God Bless & TFS - Hugs. (PS...I find the gelatos easier to work with than the Brusho-s. They still are intimidating me just a tad).

  10. I'm teary posting a comment for your card! The loss would be so heart breaking...but I'm sure your very special card will bring some comfort for such a difficult time. Your card is so beautifully made and the personal touches make it even more special.

  11. Nancy, your sympathy card is nothing short of spectacular, and considering the sad situation, I know it will bring comfort to the family who lost their son. The corrugated heart is just so unique and goes perfectly with all the other amazing elements!

  12. Wonderful card, terrific job. I could not read your blog, unfortundately even with my glasses, your font was too small and I just could not read that font, sorry, but the card is wonderful.

  13. You are always so thoughtful and sweet with your themed cards for people. I just adore my Gingerbeary Christmas card and still have it family makes fun of me for Beautiful card!
    Bear Hugs,

  14. Your card is so gorgeous. I love all the wonderful details. Awww, I am sorry about your managers son. That is so sad. I know he will love the thought you put into this fab card.

  15. Your sympathy card is gorgeous! Love the colors and the corrugated heart. Such a beautiful way to remember your manager's son.

  16. Oh this is so beautiful. Love the fabulous card design.


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