Simple Sympathy Card

Sadly, there is heartache sometimes, so I created this Simple Sympathy Card to send some comfort to someone who needs it.

We all know someone who could use a heartfelt, handmade card that gives sympathy and strength during a difficult time.

This card has a simple color combination that, even with the embossed flowers, has a masculine feel.

The stamp set I used for the sentiment, Wonderful As You, is a new one in the Stampin’ Up mini-catalog! I don’t think it’s gotten the attention it deserves with the great sentiments and images; therefore I wanted to highlight it with this sympathy card.

Even if you don’t need it immediately, why not make this card today?

See below for how to make this simple sympathy card.


How to Create a Simple Sympathy Card:

Cut your Card Stock:

  • Old Olive: 8 1/2” x 4 1/4”, scored and folded at 5 1/2” for your cardbase.
  • Gold Foil: 5 1/4” x 4”.
  • Very Vanilla: 5 1/8” x 3 7/8”.

Heat Emboss the flowers:

  • Ink your flower stamp with versamark. Stamp it onto the left side of your Very Vanilla layer.
  • Next, sprinkle and cover your image with gold embossing powder. Shake off the excess, and then heat it until it’s shiny.

Ink Blend your background:

  • Going right over your embossed image, Begin with Bumblebee ink and dab your sponge dauber with ink. Then begin adding the ink to the top of your vanilla layer in a circular motion. Start inking at the edge and move inward. Keep adding ink to your layer until it reaches the deep color you want.
  • Next, do the same using the Old Olive ink pad, preferably with a new sponge dauber.

TIP: Specify at least one sponge dauber for each major color. This helps you avoid blending with an unwanted color. For instance, I keep one for my reds, my yellows, my greens, etc.

  • Lastly, stamp your sentiment with black ink on the right side of your layer.

Adhere your layers together, and add embellishments.


Supplies for this Sympathy Card:



While this card has clean layers and minimal embellishments, it uses a few great techniques: embossing, ink blending, and emboss resist.

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Do you love adding a little embossing on your projects, or are you interested in trying? I hope you do! Here are a few other projects that also use the heat embossing technique.

Happy Crafting!

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3 Responses

  1. Great cards

  2. Jeria M Coleman says:

    The heat embossing with the blending of the ink colors on the sympathy are so elegant.

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