Today I have a sympathy card to share with you. Sympathy cards are so difficult to make, so I have a simple one that really allows the sentiment to pop. I’ve used the Magnolia Sympathy stamp set which has the perfect sentiments to use on your card.
The most labor intensive part of the card is stamping all the images from the Magnolia Sympathy stamp set perfectly with Versamark ink so that the heat embossing displays the entire image. I’ve stamped the floral images with Versamark ink onto Bazzill heavy weight vellum; the only vellum that I have found to be able to stand up to heat embossing without warping. I used Brutus Monroe Gilded embossing powder, which has gold sparkle within the gold embossing powder. I stamped a few more images, which I then fussy cut. Here is a closeup of the shine:
I did a little bit of copic coloring at the center of the flowers with G24. A couple of sequins added a bit more color to a card that I thought should have a lot of white space so that the sentiment (stamped in Hero Arts Black ink) would pop (banner is cut in vellum using Trinity Stamps Banner die). A sympathy card is all about the sentiment and sending condolences. I hope that you enjoyed this simple card; it is an easy one to make when your heart is heavy with sadness.