Child Sympathy Card

Child Sympathy Card

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I think sympathy cards are among the most challenging cards to make, and it is especially difficult if it is for the loss of a young child.  I recently needed a card to send to friends who lost their three year old granddaughter.  She had a rare, childhood form of kidney cancer but showed no signs or symptoms of having the disease, so her death was completely unexpected.  I cannot even begin to imagine what that would be like, and there is very little anyone can say or do to make it better.  So I really struggled with this card.

Ultimately, I chose this teddy bear image from the “Baby Bear” stamp set from Stampin’ Up and a beautiful sentiment stamp for the inside called “God’s Promise” by DRS Designs.  It says:

God’s Promise
“God didn’t promise days without pain,
laughter without sorrow, or sun without rain.
But God did promise strength for the day,
comfort for the tears, and a light for the way.
And for all who believe in His kingdom above,
He answers their faith with everlasting love.”

The bear image was created with 3 stamps that are layered on top of one another.  I used Gina K Kraft ink for stamp #1 (the most solid of the three stamps/lightest ink), Gina K Warm Cocoa for stamp #2, and Stampin’ Up Tip Top Taupe for stamp #3.  The greeting is from the “Sentimental Bouquet” stamp set from Gina K Designs and was stamped with SU Tip Top Taupe ink.  I used water color paper,  Stampin’ Up Tip Top Taupe card stock, and printed paper called “Tan Floral Tapestry” from Hot Off The Press/Paper Pizazz.

Thanks for checking out my card project.

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