Sympathy card

Hello everyone,

My aunt died recently and so I needed to make some sympathy cards for her family  so the next couple of posts will be about those cards. My aunt was a great lady and she will be sorely missed.  Here is one of the cards I made.


Supplies you will need: 

  • Cardstock:  Primrose Petals, Early Espresso, Whisper White
  • Watercolor paper
  • Stamps:  Cherry Blossom Bird (Stampabilities), Thoughts and Prayers (Stampin’ Up)
  • Ink:  Staz-On black, Early Espresso
  • Stampin’ Write markers:  Primrose Petals, Regal Rose, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Old Olive, Marina Mist, and Daffodil Delight
  • Blender Pen
  • Early Espresso ribbon
  • Perfect Layers tool
  • Adhesive, glue dots,  and dimensionals

Assembling the card:

  1. Form a 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ card from the Primrose Petals card stock. Set aside.
  2. Stamp image onto watercolor paper with the Staz-On ink and color.  On the bird’s breast I just did dots of the Marina Mist and then blended them out with the blender pen to give it the lighter hue.
  3. Stamp sentiment onto the image piece
  4. Trim around your image (on this card it measures 4″ x 3 1/4″)
  5. Using the Perfect Layers tool, create a 1/16″ border around the watercolor paper with Early Espresso CS. (or cut to 4 1/8″ x  3 3/8″)
  6. Tie ribbon around card front.  Make a knot to the right side of the card.  I used small glue dots to anchor the knot as well as the ribbon on the inside top of the card.
  7. Adhere image with dimensionals.
  8. Cut a piece of Whisper White CS 4″ x 5 1/4″.   I stamped a small portion of the flowers in the lower right corner of this piece and colored the same as the front. Next I stamped my sentiment.
  9. Adhere to inside of card.

This CAS (clean and simple) card is just right for a sympathy card but can also be used for any occasion by changing out the stamps and the image.  Until next time, happy stamping!



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