It’s week 4 of my Mail It Monday and I have a simple Sympathy Card to share. While this card won’t be mailed, it was shared around the office for signatures today for a co-worker who had a death in the family. I don’t know about you, but sympathy cards are always harder for me to create. I didn’t want to do anything fancy or distracting so I kept the design very simple. The only technique added was clear embossing the cherry blossoms for an elegant tone-on-tone effect.
I used our very elegant Cherry Blossoms Stamp Set for the embossing. And our fabulous Floral Borders and Sentiments Stamp Set for the sentiment. They paired so nicely together.
Here is a complete listing of the supplies I used for my card today.
- Cherry Blossoms (C1889)
- Floral Borders & Sentiments (D2018)
- VersaMark (Z891)
- Peacock (retired)
- Pebble Cardstock (X5955)
- Espresso Cardstock (X5951)
- Glacier Cardstock (X5978)
- Toffee Cardstock (X5950)
- Peacock Cardstock (X5958)
- White Daisy Cardstock (1385)
- Anti-static Pouch (Z4220)
- Clear Embossing Powder (Z2088)
- Heat Tool (Z4252)
As I said, it’s a very simple design. Basically just a lot of matting to add depth and visual appeal. Here is the Card Sketch if you’d like to create your own.
Whether you create a simple sympathy card or another handmade card with this sketch, I hope you enjoy creating it!
1 thought on “A Simple Sympathy Card”
I really like this card. As a sympathy card I think it really hits the mark with an elegant style and calming color selection. I really like the clear embossing you added for just the right embellishment. I also like the design as it could be used for so many types of cards.