I rarely post sympathy cards on my blog. There’s not usually a happy reason to need to send a sympathy card – even if it’s the end of awful suffering. The loss of a family member, friend or acquaintance is always a sad time.
A family friend lost his battle with MND (Motor Neuron Disease) last week. If you live outside of Australia, you may know it as ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis). It affects the way nerves work – causing the muscles to gradually weaken and waste, as the nerves degenerate and die. Muscles across the body are affected and functions such as talking, walking, eating & breathing become increasingly difficult. It’s such a horrible disease and one that has affected my extended family, as well as so many families around the world.
In lieu of flowers, we made a donation to MND Research – an organisation driven forward by the vision to understand the causes, find effective treatments and discover cures for MND.
If there is such a thing as a manly sympathy card, I wanted to make one! So Waterfront & Wood Textures DSP was my go to.
The Waterfront panel was made using the baby wipe technique – I didn’t want crisp and I wanted to include a variety of colours. My baby wipe was coated with Coastal Cabana, Granny Apple Green & Tranquil Tide reinkers. This was used to stamp the mountains and grass at the bottom of the scene.
The water, trees & sand bank were inked first in the main ink colour (Coastal Cabana, Tranquil Tide & Crumb Cake – respectively, but separately) and then stamped on the inky baby wipe to create a distressed effect.
The sympathy sentiment is from Itty Bitty Greetings – such a great staple to suit a range of card making occasions.
#makeacardsendacard, even if the reason is sad.