With sympathy


Another sympathy card today.

It’s an one layer card (well, two if you count the card base), made using flower stamps from various sets stamped in shades of purple ink. I used masking paper to cover the sentiment and frame and then stamped around it. I was inspired by this card from Jennifer McGuire.

handmade sympathy card

I’m entering this card in Simon Says Stamp new challenge: April Showers and/or Spring Flowers.

handmade sympathy card


  • white cardbase
  • white cardstock
  • masking paper
  • inks: Whispers – Whisper Lilac, Memento – Lulu Lavender, Hero Hues Chalk Ink – Iris, Colorbox Cats Eye Chalk Ink – Blue Iris, Memento – Nautical Blue
  • flower stamps from various sets

Simon Says Stamp challenge: Sympathy card

You never know when you may need a sympathy card and I think it’s always good to have one or two of them at hand, just in case… When I saw this challenge at Simon Says Stamp blog I realized that currently I don’t have any in my stash and this is a good occasion to make one.

For sympathy cards I try to use neutral colours and simple composition. One of my favourite ingredients for this type of card is paper with flock finish which in my opinion adds some elegance to the card. Here I used handmade paper from Papermania which has a very nice texture.

I stamped the sentiment with stamp from Stampendous’ Orchid Greetings set, added couple of pearls from Hero Arts and strip of vellum paper punched with Martha Stewart’s Doily Lace border punch. I don’t think sympathy cards require a lot of embellishments but in this case top of the card looked a bit unfinished to me so I put the eyelets in both top corners.