Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Neutral Dots

Hello Readers,

For today I am playing along with Just Us Girls tic-tac-toe challenge. Here is my card for today, enjoy!



Entering challenges:
Just Us Girls: Week #328- Wild Card: Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge
(I chose die cuts, stamps, flowers)



This card is for a high school acquaintance whose twin sister has passed away. Although we were never close, I can feel her grief clearly through her FB posts. So, I have the need to send her a note of sympathy.

Keeping the color palette neural gives it a sense of calm and peacefulness. The patterned paper is from the same paper packet making it a no brainer that the colors coordinate. I wanted to add some continuity by adding dots to the flowers and leaves; it also allows for a bit of whimsy.

Whimsy? I know a sympathy card shouldn't be whimsical. But why not? I am going to have to argue that point. I think, even in grief, a memory of their life flashes in your mind and for a brief moment you smile. For a brief moment you are celebrating their life. In time, you will smile more then cry, but that is later my friend.

I do hope I gave you something to think about. Let me know if your experiences or your thoughts conflict or concur with my point of view. I am just curious. Take care all and we will see you soon.

All the best,
Shawna

2 comments:

Nancy said...

How sad and so sweet of you to send this beautiful card. I am sure they will be touched by your generosity. Thanks for sharing your talents with us over at Just Us Girls this week for Wild Card Week!

Ina G said...

Lovely background and those flowers are just perfect. Such a lovely card especially with the vellum sentiment. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Us Girls this week.

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