Thursday, April 14, 2011

Sympathy Card

I debated (with myself) about creating a sympathy card for a friend who's father passed away.  I decided to go ahead and make my first sympathy card.

I used Ivory cardstock for the base, layered the front with Sei Oasis paper with rounded corner punch from Fiskars and added a small blue flower for embellishment.  I ribbon punched the green Oasis cardstock and also used the Cuttlebug polka dot embossing folder, then ran a brown polka dot ribbon through the holes.  I added a brown base and green frame for the saying on the front that I printed on marbled white vellum and added a few brads.  This frame was raised using pop-dots.  For inside the card, I made a small border of the same Sei Oasis paper, printed the saying on the same marbled white vellum and added the small flowers with branch sticker.  The border helps to bring the theme inside the card and hides the two small glue dots that are used to hold the vellum in place.


  1. This card is so lovely! Sympathy cards are the hardest ones to make. Your papers, sentiment and layout are perfect. I like how you put the vellum inside the card! One thing I do for most of my cards is put an inside layer like you did the vellum. It kind of finishes the card off the nice store bought ones. Also, if you stamp the inside sentiment crooked, it is a much easier fix!
    Great job!

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  3. This card is nice!
    There is no need for a lengthy explanation for why you are writing. A simple introduction is all that is needed in the sympathy card.

    Sympathy Letters

  4. Very pretty card! Sympathy cards are difficult to make and I always need them right away so I try to keep some on hand.