I had to make time today to do some personal stamping — had to create a sympathy card.

I really don’t like making sympathy cards — all my stamps seem too happy, and I really struggle with them. So I decided to try and go with color as a way to express the sentiment.

I started thinking about things, and I decided I wanted to stamp the flower in black. I thought a bluish color background would work, and found this celadon tag in my stash. I thought it might be a little too simple with just the flower and the tag, so I stamped the dot border first, then the flower over top. Then I stamped the message along the side of the tag. It still seemed like it needed something, so I added the flourish to the card front and also the envelope flap.

Supplies: With Deepest Sympathy and Flourish Dance by Hero Arts. Lg Dot Border and flower by Savvy Stamps. Fabriano notecards. Colorbox frost white and sea glass pigment inks. Cream ribbon by Making Memories. The tag is attached to the card front with a pop dot.

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5 thoughts on “Sympathy card”

  1. Very lovely. I too don’t like making these cards. I definitely prefer my more cheery paper and stamps. Never seem to know what to say. I just bought an appropriate set of stamps as my DH requested them.

  2. I don’t like having to make them either, Lisa. {{{{{{{Lisa}}}}}}}} But, true to form, you made such a nice, understatedly elegant one, that I’m sure will be appreciated by the recipient.

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